Bespoke Erail for American Lulu

Entertainment equipment engineering specialist Triple E has supplied a custom-designed version of its aluminium Erail track for The Opera Group's current tour of American Lulu.

Triple E - known for creating rugged track systems offering simple installation for the entertainment industry - was approached by production management and technical services company Illuminate Design's Director Ben Payne to supply its Erail compact profile extruded aluminium track for the production. Illuminate Design has been contracted to The Opera Group for the production management of American Lulu.
"The brief from Designer Magda Willi was that the American Lulu production required a curved tab track to fit around the stage. The track needed to be rolled with some quite tight sections and had to be hung quickly and simply," says Payne. "I went directly to Triple E as I have used their products before and I knew that they would be able to do what I wanted. Triple E's Managing Director David Edelstein recommended his Erail product, and I took his advice.
"As we're taking American Lulu to three very different venues - Edinburgh's King's Theatre, London's Young Vic, and Austria's Werkstattbühne - we needed Erail to be versatile enough to be installed at all three. Triple E has done a fantastic job - we have four Erail tracks running side by side and with some wizardry Triple E has designed a custom version for us so that the tracks don't clash, and everything runs smoothly. It's performing incredibly well, and been effortless."
Triple E's Georg Gehrmann was challenged with designing custom track mountings and sub assemblies to make the system break down into manageable sections for touring and to get around the problem of installation and transport restrictions. Georg comments, "Erail is a very versatile system and we enjoy producing custom made parts and special shaped layouts when required."
Erail is almost silent by virtue of ball raced nylon wheels, making it an ideal choice for small stages, conference halls, hotels, and school halls.
When a cord system is required, Erail uses the standard matt black pre-stretched polyester cord is used on all Triple E tracks. Hand or motorised winches are available for operating Erail, or just a tensioned floor pulley. Erail can be rolled to any radius; the minimum is 500mm. Erail is stocked in 6.1m (20 feet) lengths.
American Lulu is an interpretation of Alban Berg's opera Lulu by Olga Neuwirth. It is an Opera Group Production, co-produced with the Bregenzer Festspiele, Scottish Opera and the Young Vic in association with the London Sinfonietta. The tour visits Bregenz Festival, Austria 16th & 17th August; Edinburgh International Festival, 30th & 31st August; and Young Vic, London
13th - 24th September, 2013.

Posted on 10th Aug 2013


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