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The theatre on London’s South Bank, which houses the Olivier, Dorfman and Lyttelton theatres, has embarked on a progressive upgrade, predominantly of its Martin TW1 halogen Tungsten Wash inventory. This month the theatre took delivery of a total of 42 MAC Encores from Martin dealer Stage Electrics. All 42 units have been immediately installed in the permanent rig at the Olivier.

According to Paul Hornsby, the NT’s Lighting Resources Manager, the acquisition forms part of a ten-year plan. “We review which equipment has reached end of life and decide what needs to be retired first — but the decision is driven by LDs as well. We only go dark for five days a year and we managed to replace these on the rig without losing a show.”