A NEW LEASE ON LIGHTING – TIM MITCHELL ON KING KONG

A new lease on Lighting for an iconic piece

Tim Mitchell on lighting King Kong at the Fugard Theatre, 2017

Gearhouse Splitbeam specialises in long term equipment rental for theatrical productions in South Africa. The company will be providing lighting fixtures for the much-anticipated restaging of one South Africa’s most significant, influential and iconic pieces, the “all African jazz opera”, King Kong, at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town in July.

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SPLITBEAM PROVIDES LIGHTING FOR THE LESS GOOD IDEA: SEASON 1

Splitbeam was involved in providing equipment for the launch season of collaborative work for The Centre for The Less Good Idea: Season 1, between 1 - 5 March 2017 at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct. The event was the brainchild of renowned visual artist, William Kentridge, providing artists with a space in which to explore experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary art projects in a non-pressured environment.

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SPLITBEAM GROWING UP

In the 7 years of Splitbeam’s existence, under the expert guidance of Managing Director Alistair Kilbee, the company has grown from a single discipline lighting rental company to a full-service professional equipment rental company supplying Lighting, Audio, Audio Visual, Power and Rigging equipment as well as staffing services to large-scale international and local theatrical productions.

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INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

Investing in the future of our youth remains something that we all endeavour to uphold and try to encourage. But enticing our prospective youth leaders, into an industry such as event technical services can, at times, be challenging based on many social and economic issues. But at Hyde Park High school, the educators have introduced a technical programme into their curriculum to give learners an early kick-start into this industry of future technical gurus, which in previous years wasn’t something that was even on the cards for the youth at school level.

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WEST SIDE STORY - REALISING THE DREAM WITH SPLITBEAM

Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre has a well-earned reputation for creating exciting and innovative theatre productions and has been making a significant impact on the South African Musical Theatre scene for some time.

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