The musical Les Miserables, written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, had its premiere the 25th of September at Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw:
We are awaiting the press reactions, but judging by the reactions from the audience it was a great success, says Martin Zetterström.
The production design is based on the use of seven Visual act Advanced wagons acquired specifically for the show. The Visual act Stage Control System is also used to control two winches that lift a set of stairs mounted in the proscenium.
Roma Theatre’s bold and visionary director Mr. Kepczynski has really used the wagons to their full potential. Scenery and actors are moved in harmony with the music and the story, both in play and behind the curtain. The scenery on four of the wagons is fixed and can be viewed from all sides. The three remaining wagons are used as platforms for a variety of settings.
The Visual act laser based navigation system allows one operator to move all seven wagons safely and precisely in the tight space available. The wagons move along individual paths or in synchronous groups.
Photos of the Visual act Advanced Wagon set up:
Photos of the scenery set up on the Visual act wagons:
Photos by Jarl Erson-Wester & Andrew Colhoun, Visual act AB.