South Pacific

Our relationship with Chichester Festival Theatre began in 2018, when we worked on the West End transfer of their acclaimed production: Quiz. For the transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre, we provided a rental control system for a double-revolve. The revolve was built to replace the previous in-house revolve, which was beginning to show its...

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Constellations

The Donmar Warehouse presents Nick Payne‘s beautiful and heartbreaking romance Constellations in the West End, with four different casts. Absolute will be providing three direct flown winches to fly the scenery that forms part of Tom Scutt's award winning set design. The production opens in June at The Vaudeville Theatre.

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Bach & Sons

  We’re looking forward to returning to The Bridge for their production of Bach & Sons, opening in June. Vicki Mortimer’s set design requires two winches, that will be used to power floor tracks, and we will also be supplying our innovative mini winches to fly three chandeliers. 

Cinderella

Absolute will be providing the automation to Andrew Lloyd-Webber's new production of Cinderella. The production is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2021 at The Gillian Lynne Theatre. The set design by Gabriela Tylesova incorporates two revolves — one 9 metres in diameter, the other 5 metres. There are also several items of flown scenery which...

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. The production was originally scheduled to start it's run at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020, but has now been...

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 boat,...

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 have...

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 Hildegard...

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 equipment...

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 scenery...

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 and...

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 we...

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 flown...

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