All photos by Johan Persson
The critically-acclaimed new production of Life Of Pi in London’s West End was the recent winner of no fewer than 5 Olivier Awards, including Best Lighting Design. To bring his magical design to life, Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin chose to use three core Martin fixtures; the MAC Encore, MAC Aura XB, and JEM Glaciator Dynamic.
All fixtures were supplied by Sparks Theatrical, with Tim Lutkin’s team including Associate LD and Programmer Elliot Smith, and Production Technician Theo Chadha.
“The MAC Encore CLD is the only moving head profile used in the production.” Tim explains. “We’re using two as manual follow-spots, and a further 18 in the rig acting as the workhorses of all the lighting.
“We’re using absolutely all their versatility; as follow spots with a soft edge, for traditional theatre shuttered framing, for beautiful water effects, and big deep colour washes. We even point them into the house with their sharp star gobo for concert-style aerial effects.”