What We've Done

Or should we say, what haven't we done! Looking back, we can celebrate, despair, laugh & cry, and usually all at the same time! Our list of credits is longer than a Dancers excuse list! But to give you an idea of what we have been up to we have complied a short list of the more notable achievements.


All of these venues - and many more - utilise our range of DMX data distribution equipment.  Where required, we have worked with consultants and system installers to develop special interfaces and power distribution systems to complement the standard range of data splitters, protocol converters and merge units.

Manchester Royal Exchange

The Royal Court

Lowry Centre


Cyber Express Kowloon

London Studios

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay Singapore

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow


Of particular interest to Musical Theatre is our Radio Controlled Lighting and special effects packages. We can supply the necessary DMX controlled transmitters, Low Voltage dimmers and motor drives as well as fittings, batteries, chargers and cabling, the complete system or component parts as required. These are just a few of the productions around the world using our products.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London)

Phantom of the Opera (Madrid and Stuttgart)

Peter Pan (Sydney)

Beauty and the Beast  (UK Tour)

The Producers (US Tours)

Aida (Scheveningen)


Recent improvements in LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology has enabled us to become the  leading developer of miniature, low voltage high intensity lighting in the entertainment industry. Our own range of LED light systems can provide DMX controlled, fully dimmable, full colour mixing, programmable and compact light sources. Our custom built systems have been commissioned on the following projects.

StarLED Starcloths - Blackout

New York Skyline - Millie (London)

Cyberjam - (London)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London)

Bombay Dreams (London)


We are the masters when it comes to the design, implementation, manufacture & installation of fibre optics. From Starfields and general illumination to complex sequenced fibre looms with custom animated light sources of all types, all of these venues & productions have utilised our sixteen years of experience with Fibre Optics.

Royal Court Theatre - Queen Mary 2

Sports Personality of the Year 2003- BBC TV

Explore @ Bristol

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London)

IMAX Waterloo (London)

Our House  (London)

Dynamic Earth (Edinburgh)

Virgin Atlantic Lounge (Heathrow)  


The world of opera is no less demanding than that of musical theatre,. We have worked with many opera companies supplying standard equipment such as dimming fluorescent battens and DMX distribution as well as building scenery, props and effects. An undulating glass floor, giant glass bottles, Lycopodium & Gas Flame Effects, burning effigies and furniture, moon light boxes, chandeliers and flicker candles, footlights, stardrops and custom LED lit props are just some of the items we have delivered. These are just a few of the opera companies that regularly return to us for our products & services.

The Royal Opera House

English National Opera

Scottish Opera

The Welsh National Opera

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

De Vlamse Oper

Grange Park Opera

And Many Others ....

Magna Visitor Centre (Rotherham)

A former steel mill in Rotherham, derelict since the early 70s, this was to be the venue for the North-East's new visitor education centre. Working closely with DHA's Adam Grater, we were responsible for the lighting installation on the 'Big Melt' show. We also designed, manufactured & installed the special effects, which included four very large Gas Flame Effects that sent  bursts of fire roaring 15 metres into the air. Furthermore we designed, manufactured & installed five Spark machines that project real molten mild steel at distances exceeding 20 Meters! We also conceived, designed and installed the Effects Control System and Safe Exclusion Zone System necessary to keep the show running safely on schedule every 30 minutes of every day!. Along with the show control & thunderous sound system supplied by Electrosonic, our lighting & special effects has enabled the 'Big Melt' to demonstrate the awesome volcanic power of the Electric Arc Furnace to be enjoyed by many thousands of visitors since May 2001.


LIFE Interactive World (Newcastle)

Forming part of the new 68m landmark Millennium project, the International Centre for Life in Newcastle is a visitor attraction using the latest entertainment technology to convey the mysteries of life. Our involvement, in the Big Brain Theatre, was to design, supply, install and commission all of the show lighting and scenic effects. Conceived in conjunction with DHA Design and Event this project married conventional fibre lighting effects with a spectacular 4000 LED effects ceiling and electroluminescent displays to examine the workings of a human brain. The show is fully automated and we developed a custom 8 Universe DMX controller to link the show control AV system with the LED effects lighting. We also manufactured the central stainless steel elliptispherical brain and the hemispherical steel and gauze cortex.


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