The Carole King Songbook UK Tour
Enchanted: Knowsley Safari Park
Well, 2020 certainly has been a different year for all of us. The Entertainment industry ground to a halt back in March and since then we've had to find ways to adapt, diversify and above all, remain positive and there for our clients to discuss ideas, future plans and action plans!
One of our most beloved clients, Knowsley Safari, wanted to (subject to restrictions) enhance their Enchanted offering for their guests in 2020 and Stage Management Company were once again happy to assist.
Enchanted 2020 opened in December and all tickets completely sold out within days,
Throughout the trail, we utilised a wide range of our IP rated Sound and Lighting equipment. Guests arrived at the light trail entrance greeted by life sized illuminated giraffes, which we supplemented with Showtec Spectral M800 IP LED Spots, Source Four Lanterns with dappled gobos and Martin Mac Quantum Spots in Outdoor Domes.
This led to the Giraffe Walkway which included a timed musical lighting piece including Quest IP65 Speakers, Showtec Cameleon RGB LED Floods, and more Martin MAC Quantum spots in Weather Hoods. Guests then meandered through a Winter Wonderland featuring Polar Bears, LED Christmas Trees and a smattering of City Flash Strobes to add some sparkle. On approaching Enchanting Eurasia visitors hear the sounds of Asia with festoon overhead adorned with Chinese Lanterns leading them to the Tiger Woodland where a lightshow featuring Elation SIX Par 200 IP, Martin Mac Quantum Spots and SGM P5 IP LED Washes created a visual feast of light. Other areas which benefited from some visual and audio enhancement included Groovy Grasslands, where we deployed our Digital Festoon System overhead to create some pixel mapped set pieces. The perfect way to end a Winter's Light Night trail is toasting your own Marshmallows over a fire in the Social Area - and this year was no different. With an inviting area lit with Infinity 1915 Washes in Rain Hoods, more Source Four profiles supplemented with SGM P5s and Showtec Spectral M800 IP. Christmas Tunes filling the air via our Quest MS601 and MS801 IP Loudspeakers.
A most wonderful time of the year and the ideas are already flowing for 2021!
Various other LED IP Units, Floods, Washes and miles of cabling was used on the route, with hidden control sheds containing mixers, amplifiers and electrical distribution. The whole walk was split into sections, each programmed individually on a RoadHog4 Console, with various show controls from ETC Showstore, Entec DMXStreamer and Showtec TR512 Show Controllers.