A Midsummer Night’s Dream

After the success of working on the acclaimed, immersive production of Julius Caesar last year, Absolute are excited to return to the Bridge Theatre to work on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Reuniting the creative team, directed by Nicholas Hytner, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will have designs by Bunny Christie, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno...

Shadowlands

Absolute are returning to the Chichester Festival providing the automation equipment for Shadowlands by William Nicholson. The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and runs from 26 April – 25 May. Celebrated writer C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, splits his time between an ordered domestic routine at home with his brother, Warnie, and the...

A German Life

  Absolute will be providing the automation equipment for A German Life at The Bridge Theatre. This new play by Christopher Hampton is from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911- 2017). Maggie Smith, returning to the stage for the first time in twelve years, plays Brunhilde Pomsel. Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the...

Sweet Charity

Absolute supply the control for Sweet Charity at The Donmar Warehouse, Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s farewell production. Anne-Marie Duff will star as Charity, with Arthur Darvill making his Donmar Warehouse debut as Oscar. The show is performed in the intimate space of the Donmar, with the floor incorporating two revolves. The engineering has been...

Betrayal

Absolute will be providing automation equipment for Betrayal, part of the Pinter at the Pinter season. Jamie Lloyd will direct Tom Hiddleston as Robert, Zawe Ashton as Emma and Charlie Cox as Jerry in a revival of the play at The Harold Pinter Theatre. Read more about the production on the show's official website....

Alys, Always

Absolute Motion Control have returned to The Bridge Theatre for the fourth time to provide the automation for "Alys, Always". The show started previews on 25th February, and has it’s press night on 5th March 2019.The show is designed by Bob Crowley, who’s set incorporates a large stage lift, a sliding floor palette and...

Waitress

Absolute are proud and excited to be supplying the automation for the much anticipated production of Waitress, opening at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019. We will be supplying several counterweight flying winches and floor track winches to move the majority of the scenery. In addition, there are rotating trucks, venetian blinds and spinning...

Come From Away

We will be supplying the automation for the West End Production of Come From Away, following it's run in Canada, across the USA and on Broadway. Absolute have provided control equipment for a revolve and a winch. Come From Away tells the incredible real-life tale of the 7,000 air passengers grounded in Canada after...

The Midnight Gang

Absolute are supplying the automation equipment for The Midnight Gang at The Chichester Festival Theatre. The show is adapted from David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book, adapted by Bryony Lavery, with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe. For this production we supplied the control for the revolve and an automated track....

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots struts off on it's UK tour in September starting in Northampton, the location that inspired the story behind the hit musical. For the production we are collaborating with scenery contractor All Scene All Props to build the treadmills. Not only do they form part of the set but, when the cast take...

Company

We're proud and excited to be providing the control equipment for Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical directed by Marianne Elliott. This version of the production is a new re-imagining of the musical musical with the lead role of “Bobby” being played, for the first time, by a woman. This musical opens in...

Flowers for Mrs Harris

Photo Credit: Johan Persson Absolute are happy to be the automation supplier for Flowers for Mrs Harris at the Chichester Festival 2018. The automation on the production includes a ring-revolve, three lifts with one also incorporating a "drop-and-slide". This musical adaptation, based on  Paul Gallico's novel, has book by Rachel Wagstaff and music and...

Me and My Girl

Photo Credit: Johan Persson Me and My Girl is the first of our productions that we are working on at the Chichester Festival this summer. We’re providing control equipment to power the moving elements of Lez Brotherston’s set design, including a large country house façade comprising of three pairs of sliders (pictured above). There...

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