Having built up a good relationship with both Director and Choreographer Gareth Walker, and artiste management company & Producers The TCB Group, we were delighted to have been asked to design the current UK tour of Remembering Fred.
Remembering Fred is a nonstop feast of dancing and singing of the classics as performed by Fred Astaire. The show stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara and a team of high energy dancers and singers performing songs from the great American songbook.
The set is an Art Deco style set of Stairs with curved panels flanking them on either side, designed by the fantastic Steve Howell. The panels have practical globe lights on the top of each column and the treads all have LED built in to add colour and movement.
The centre piece is a high resolution LED video wall giving beautifully designed backdrops for each item, designed by the brilliant team at CS Media, and then inter-woven with video clips to give the cast time to perform their costume changes backstage between each section.
Lighting was supplied by Imag (As was the screen element), supplying a selection of Robe 600e spots, Robe 600 LED wash units, Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and SGM P5 LEDs to uplight the set panels.
Control is via a GrandMA2 Light console fully timecoded to run in sync with the video and music. Programmed over a period of a few days between the MA3D visualiser and on site on tech rehearsals at Watford Coloseum.
If you get the chance to watch then dates are on the website www.rememberingfred.co.uk go watch if you can, the dancing is beautiful as is the singing and music. On tour until May 28th 2018