Ayrton x Tate Modern

Ayrton x Tate Modern

We were delighted to work with Ayrton to deliver their annual Distributor reception hosted during PLASA, this year at the unique Tate Modern, London. Working closely with the Ayrton team to deliver a unique experience for their global network of distributors and partners.

Providing full production support for the event. Including, Lighting, Sound & Video. It featured Ayrton Diablo‘s along with Astera Titan Tubes & Prolight SmartBat Plus‘s to create a unique reception event.

Level 10 of Tate Modern offers truly unique views of London, with its terrace viewing platform, it offers views stretching the length of the thames. With space for up to 150 guests for reception style events it’s the perfect venue for evening receptions & light entertainment.

LEGO Monsters return to Legoland

Legoland Harbour - Brick or Treat 2023

We are excited to be back at Monster Street at Legoland Windsor in the forest, and for Monster Jam in the Harbour for this years Brick or Treat Halloween Events. Working closely with the team at Legoland to create this spooktacular project. Featuring our brand new Martin MAC Aura XIP fixtures as well as our Martin ELP IP Pars, both of which are IP rated with IP54 and IP65 respectively, they are the perfect fixtures for this project.

Returning for 2023, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is once again hosting BRICK OR TREAT. Where the LEGO Monsters are taking over and throwing a Monster Party to celebrate their favourite time of the year!

Join Legoland in the festivities with the return of the frightfully fun 4D movie, ‘The Great Monster Chase!’. Get stuck in with awesome themed LEGO builds. Watch the fangtastic Monster Jam show on the Harbour PLUS ‘Monster Street’ returns for all those who dare to visit

Evita In Concert

Evita In Concert

We were delighted to work alongside Lighting Designer Tim Deiling to provide a comprehensive lighting package for Evita in Concert at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The lighting package included; Robe BMFL Blade, Astera Titan Tubes & Prolights Lumipix 15IP LED Battens. Which, together made for a visually stunning production.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Evita returns to the West End this summer. In an all-star concert at the iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane, accompanied by the 30-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO).

Auli’i Cravalho, the voice of Disney’s Moana and star of The Little Mermaid Live, makes her West End debut in the title role of Evita. Alongside West End leading man Matt Rawle (Martin GuerreMiss SaigonZorro) who returns to the role of Che. Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera). Nathan Amzi (Heathers the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Emily Lane (Frozen The Musical) also joins.

Completing the cast is Lloyd DaviesRobin KentEmily LanghamJasmine LeungAmonik MelacoJoseph Poulton, Agnes Pure and Sophie Sass.

Olivier Award-winner Bill Deamer (FolliesTop HatCats) directs.

Kinky Boots Struts Back Into The West End

Kinky Boots the Musical in Concert at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Returning to the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane for the first time since 2019. Kinky Boots is the exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory and Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. A show that will lift you higher than any platform boots!

Storm we pleased to supply both a Lighting Package & Production Management services for this special “in Concert” version at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Lighting Design was provided by Ben Cracknell as part of a series of concerts this summer. Ben made full use of our new Prolight’s Lumipix 15IP LED Batten‘s, alongside Robe Pointe‘s and traditional 2 Lite & 4 Lite Blinder‘s.

“It’s great to see our Lumipix 15IP Battens as part of Ben’s creative design. As well as our Pointe’s which continue to creat some great in-air effects and beams. It’s also brilliant to be able to have a show such as Kinky Boots, which can take full advantage of all the features in both fixtures. Especially in a venue like the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.” says Storm’s Rental Manager, James.

About The Show

Winner of six TONY awards and the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2016. Kinky Boots features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper. As well as a hilarious, uplifting book by Harvey Fierstein.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business. Charlie finds inspiration in the form of the fabulous entertainer Lola. Together they work out what is best for both of them.

This summer, a performance of Kinky Boots the musical in concert will be coming to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. With Cedric Neal (Back To The Future, Motown), Joel Harper-Jackson (COCK, Kinky Boots UK Tour). As well as Courtney Bowman (Six, Legally Blonde) bringing the music alive with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. This concert is sure to lift the spirits and have you dancing in the aisles.

Chess in Concert at Drury Lane

Chess In Concert at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Storm were delighted to put the final pieces in place for the much anticipated revival of Chess. Performed in Concert at London’s prestigeous Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Supplying Lighitng & Production Management services. Chess is the first in a series of concerts at the Theatre Royal this summer, as part of an exciting concert series.

With Lighting Design by Ben Cracknell, Chess the Muscial in Concert was a sellout success! The show featured our brand new Prolights Lumipix 15IP LED Batten‘s along side our Robe Pointe‘s. Take a look at some of the brilliant production shot’s from this special concert below.

About The Show

With music by ABBA legends Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by the incomparable Sir Tim Rice. The iconic musical Chess returns to the West End for the first time since a limited run at the London Coliseum in 2018.

At the height of the Cold War, two chess masters meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship. But their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Telling a story of love and political intrigue. Set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Chess features an incredible score including classics such as “I Know Him So Well” and “One Night in Bangkok”.

Starring Samantha Barks (Frozen, Les Miserables), Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, Phantom Of The Opera), Joel Harper-Jackson (Cock, Kinky Boots), Frances Mayli McCann (Les Miserables, Evita), Ako Mitchell (Bonnie and Clyde, The Lion King). Alongside Craige Els (Matilda, Coronation Street) with the 50-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra accompanying.

Lights Up at Birmingham’s NEC

Lights Up at Birmingham’s NEC

Storm was delighted to work with the team at DRPG to supply a multi-hall conference and exhibition back in June at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. Supplying a complete comprehensive lighting package consisting of over 2,500 fixtures. Spread across the multi-hall event including ROBE BMFLs, MegaPointe & Spiider’s, Martin Ultra Performances & Aura XB’s along with SGM Q7, P6 & P10 fixtures.

Data Distribution

This was the prime project for Storm to debut our brand new ProPlex Simple GBS Managed Switches. Along with our expanded stock of ProPlex 2×8 DMX Buffers to provide the backbone of the systems and data network. As the first rental company globally to own the Simple GBS “Blue Boxes”. We were excited to make full use of these on such a sizeable project.

The Simple GBS switches provide easy configuration for multiple VLAN’s and support for entertainment specific protocols. Including, MA-Net, sACN, ArtNet, HogNet, RDMNet, Dante, HippoNet & many more. With twin Quad Fibre ports alongside the standard eight EtherCON ports. The Simple GBS is the perfect managed switch for any system.

“It made complete sense to continue our long-term partnership and investment with TMB and their ProPlex data distribution products. The proven reliability of ProPlex hardware gave us complete confidence in expanding our inventory with their latest hardware.” Storm’s Hire Manager, James says.

Mains Distribution

This project also made use of our recent investment in Indu Electric’s 72 Way Socapex Distro’s. Providing the mains distribution for the lighting package. “Knowing we had top of the line fixtures from Robe, Martin & SGM. Along with the data and mains distribution from Indu & TMB. We knew this was a lighting package with true reliability and performance across the whole system.” Continues James.

We also made use of our existing ProPlex hardware. With both the 8 & 16 Way Data Distribution racks which are ideal for a “ready to roll” data distribution package. Featuring a ProPlex node (8 or 16 way), GBS 10 Port Switch, 6x 2×8 DMX Buffer and fully backed up with a UPS.

The lighting system, controlled by two full size grandMA3’s. Paired with a series of both Medium & Large PU’s. Provided additional distributed data processing. As well as being configured with full redundancy through the entire network. Reducing any opportunity for single point failures.

Half a Sixpence found at Kilworth House

Half a Sixpence at Kilworth House Theatre

Storm are pleased to be supplying both Lighting & Rigging services to Kilworth House Theatre for their summer season of Theatre & Live events. Featuring Carousel earlier this year, and currently Half a Sixpence, with Lighting Design for both shows by Jason Taylor. This stunning open-air theatre is dedicated to producing and presenting large scale professional musical theatre. This year is no different.

The shows have made use of our extensive inventory of both indoor and outdoor IP rated fixtures. Including our new stock of Chauvet Ovation E-910FC IP LED Profile‘s. Alongside Varilite VL2600 Profile‘s and Martin MAC Aura XB‘s. The lighting system is driven by one of our ETC Ion XE20‘s. Paired with one of our ProPlex IQ8 Data Distribution racks.

About The Show

Half A Sixpence’ is the delightful British musical comedy packed with exuberant choreography. A myriad of mirth, colourful costumes and show-stopping numbers. Iincluding, ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop!’, ‘Money to Burn’ and of course ‘Half A Sixpence’.

Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century. He is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling world. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. It confuses everything he thought he knew about life. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham.

Helen is always there with helpful hints on how Arthur could improve himself and make his life richer and more meaningful. If only he would believe in himself, and listen to her. Undoubtedly both young women love Arthur – but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life. You need to make the right choices.

Dirty Dancing Hits The West End

Dirty Dancing 2022

Storm are delighted to be providing a comprehensive LightingRigging package for the West End run of Dirty Danicng. Playing at London’s Dominion Theatre. The West End lighting system contains a mixture of ROBE, SGM & ETC Moving Lights & LED fixtures. The show enjoyed a sellout run in London with audiences dancing in their seats every night.

Dirty Dancing goes back to the summer of 1963. 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life. As well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. She shows little interest in the resort activities. Instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters.

Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene. Especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end. Not only as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off. Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.