Half a Sixpence 2016

Client: Chris Boone
Scope: Rigging Services
Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's critically acclaimed hit musical Half A Sixpence opened at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End on 29th October 2016. Production Manager Chris Boone, who was responsible for transferring the show from Chichester (where it was performed on a thrust stage) to London, knew the move was going to present some challenges and as such brought Unusual Rigging on board.

  • provided full rigging services for the show
  • met the brief set by Cameron Mackintosh and set designer Paul Brown who wanted the set to break the fourth wall, bringing the set out into the auditorium
  • added a truss within the proscenium which didn't affect the decorative features of the ceiling and which allowed for the suspension of a 300kg bandstand scenic element
  • supplied Kinesys hoists to fly the one tonne Hope and Anchor Pub where the famous Flash! Bang! Wallop! song is performed.

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