By January 1st, entertainment lighting supplier White Light had already supplied its first new touring show of 2006: the musical Footloose, which began its UK tour at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wales. Produced by Mark Goucher, Michael Rose, and Tristan Baker, Footloose is directed by Karen Bruce, designed by Morgan Large with lighting by James Whiteside.
White Light supplied a rig that includes Martin MAC 500 and MAC 2000 Profiles, MAC 600 Wash lights, Clay Paky Alpha Halo Wash lights, ETC Source Fours, Rainbow color scrollers, PAR Cans, 5kW Fresnels, L&E battens, Coda-4 floods, Unique haze machines, and White Light’s fully-rated LOLER lighting ladders.
The rig is fed from Avo touring dimmer racks, controlled by a Strand 520i console programmed by Rob Halliday. The show’s production electrician is Jeremy Duncan, with Simon Gooding the production manager.
The rig prep for Footloose fit in with a busy Christmas period at White Light, which also saw the company supply the lighting for Christmas parties at the Honourable Artillery Company, Coram’s Fields, and London Zoo, for corporate events at Kew Gardens and Kensington Roof Gardens, and for a touring production of Sleeping Beauty On Ice, numerous pantomimes around the UK, and West End shows including Patrick Stewart’s production of A Christmas Carol. Footloose joins the many other tours currently using equipment from White Light, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Edward Scissorhands and Miss Saigon.