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Wot? No fish!!

Wot? No Fish!! Is one of the many touring theatre shows we work with. It is "an extraordinary story about love and art, history and fishballs", which has travelled all over the world, performing in the USA, Australia, Denmark and Luxembourg, as well as extensively across the UK. Their touring nature often means the show can be subject to more technical problems than the average show.


Enter JPSL. 

We ensure the show goes off without a glitch despite the location. JPSL was approached early in the development process to supply technical solutions for the production, which revolves around Danny Braverman telling the story of Celie and Ab Solomons through the doodles that Ab drew on the back of the wage packets he gave to his wife. This artwork is an essential part of the show which is presented to the audience using a digital visualiser: a high-tech replacement to the traditional overhead projector. Using our extensive knowledge of education technology, we supplied a Lumens DC160, a robust bit of equipment with an external light which allows the images to be seen clearly. A simple Qlab machine is also used to playback audio and video at specific moments in the show.

Writer and performer Danny Braverman says:

"Working with Simon and the team at JPSL has been essential to the success of Wot? No Fish!!  All the staff are efficient, professional and always go the extra mile for their clients.  For me, performing a solo show at theatres and festivals all over the world, it is also important that my technical staff are excellent communicators and good companions on the road.  I can't think of a better company to have hired for my purposes and would thoroughly recommend them for their expertise, enthusiasm for projects and reliability."

Director, Simon Jackson-Lyall, designed a lighting and video system that utilises venue projection and lighting to keep touring equipment to a minimum. He says:

  "The wage-packet artwork makes the show, so it's important that all the audience can see the images clearly.  The Lumens is robust and has toured well.  With the lighting design I really wanted to achieve a smooth, discrete transition between states whilst giving Danny the performer ample light to perform in.  The Lighting design is easily scalable from a village hall right up to the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank, whilst still maintaining the clear, clean aesthetics of the show."

The system is toured in a custom foam-cut ABS case, meeting airline restrictions enable easy worldwide touring.  We provide technical support to ensure the venues meet the rider requirements in the lead up to the show touring to the venue.  Where venue's don't have the required facilities we supply the hire of additional equipment.   We then provide a technician to load in the show and operate it.  

Wot? No Fish!! is touring with several dates throughout the year, check out www.wotnofish.com to find out more. 

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