Life of Pi

Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction, and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is transferring to the Wyndham's Theatre after a critically-acclaimed run in Sheffield. Absolute are joining the production for it's West End transfer to provide the automation to control for a revolve, complete with...

South Pacific

This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadway’s longest running hit shows. It boasts one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i. This new production is...

Magic Goes Wrong

The Mischief Theatre Company, who brought you the Olivier Award-winning Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, are teaming up with magic legends Penn & Teller. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians who...

The Doctor

The Doctor played at the Almeida Theatre in 2019 and is transferring to the Duke of York's after it's sell out run. Before opening in the West End, this production will also be visiting The Theatre Royal Brighton and The Richmond Theatre. Absolute will be providing the control for a revolve, bringing movement to...

To Kill A Mockingbird

Absolute will be providing the automation for To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This production, which hasn't played to an empty seat since opening on Broadway, will start it's run at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020. Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and...

Pretty Woman

One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, an original score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Absolute will be providing automation...

The Duchess of Malfi

Absolute are looking forward to working on their first production at the Almeida Theatre. Following her award winning production of "Summer and Smoke" and "Three Sisters", Rebecca Frecknall directs The Duchess of Malfi. For this production Absolute will be providing a winch and control. Two floor tracks will move a large, glass-fronted piece of...

The Prince of Egypt

Prince of Egypt is a musical based on the animated film of the same name. Stephen Schwartz provides the music and lyrics, with a script by Phillip LaZebnik. To bring the impressive set to life, designed by Kevin Depinet, Absolute are collaborating with Brilliant Stages and Adder Engineering. Brilliant Stages are known for building...

Macbeth

John Simm and Dervla Kirwan lead the cast of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre from 21 September – 26 October, with a press night on 27 September. Absolute will be providing the control for a large, six-ton glass floor that slides open during the production. This is our single heaviest piece of scenery...

Death of a Salesman

Absolute are providing the automation for the West End transfer of Death of a Salesman, following it's sold out run at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year. Following her award winning success with Company, which Absolute also provided automation for, Marianne Elliot co-directs with Miranda Cromwell. Anna Fleischle's set design incorporates numerous, individually...

Oklahoma!

Absolute will supply the automation for Chichester Festival's production of Oklahoma!. With its glorious score and spirit of exuberant optimism, Oklahoma! is the American musical by which all others are judged. Rodgers and Hammerstein broke new ground in perfectly integrating music and dance to tell a story whose darker undercurrents never overwhelm its rapturous...

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...

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