Back To Japan: Mata Hari in Osaka / by Rob Halliday

Rob has just returned from Osaka, where he has been working as associate lighting designer and lighting programmer to Rick Fisher for the new musical Mata Hari.

Produced by the Umeda Arts Theatre, directed by Sachiko Ishimaru and designed by Yukio Horio, the production has just completed an acclaimed, sold-out season in Osaka, and is currently transferring to the Forum in Tokyo for its run there.

Rick and Rob were supported in their work by a team from Engineer Lighting, who also supplied a lighting rig that included Vari-Lite VL3500s and VL3000 Spots, Martin TW1s and Viper Wash DX, DTS Katanas and ETC Source Four Lustr2s, all controlled from an ETC Eos control system. They were also delighted to get to work once again with the wonderful interpreter Sonoko Ishii.

The show marked Rick and Rob's second project in Tokyo, following on from the success of the Japanese production of Billy Elliot over the summer.



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