Robe takes a Candide approach

Robe provides lighting for Candide performance in Oxfordshire.


Lighting designer, Luke Harnett, chose to use ROBE to light the stage production of Candide, at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School, Oxfordshire, UK, directed by Matthew Hawksworth and Jeremy Taylor.

He specified six Robe ROBIN DLX Spots and six LEDWash 300s for the production, which were supplied by Tring based Universal Event Productions – which has a large stock of Robe fixtures. These were utilised along with a variety of generic lights for the show.

One of the issues encountered during the setup was the limited amount of hard power available onstage at the Amey Theatre, so an LED moving light solution brought plenty of latitude to the design. The DLX’s output beats a 1200W series fixture … but it draws only 250W of power.

Harnett programmed and operated Candide’s lighting using a Zero 88 ORB console, and worked closely with video / set designer Rory Fraser Mackenzie on the highly praised visual elements of the production, which ran for three days and was completely sold out.

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