Travelling Light with Triple E's UniBeam

UK - Triple E's Unibeam track System is ensuring the National Theatre's stage scenery travels right this spring for its production of Travelling Light. Since the show opened in January 2012 it has been broadcast to Cinemas worldwide and embarked on a tour of UK theatres, which opened at The Lowry, Salford, on 13 March.

Triple E specified and installed a custom curved Unibeam System that would work equally smoothly in the repertory as well as on tour.

"I was asked to recommend a track system that could be hung with the minimum of pickups, work smoothly and be capable of touring to different sized stages," says David Edelstein, managing director of the Triple E. "The solution was a hand winch rope driven Unibeam track."

Travelling Light, by Nicholas Wright, is a 'love-letter to the movies and an appealingly intelligent evocation of the Jewish folk culture that formed the basis of American cinema' says the Guardian. It was broadcast from the National Theatre to hundreds of cinema venues across America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in February and continues into March 2012.

Triple E has a long standing relationship with the National Theatre going back to its opening in 1976 when David Edelstein worked there as a stage manager. "We know the building and the way it works very well," says Edelstein. "This has ensured that we advise on many of the shows that require dynamic scenic elements."

Posted on 16th Mar 2012

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