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Showforce support Cameron Macintosh with Phantom of the Opera refurb

Showforce’s crew have been busy supporting the installation of the new set for the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre as the popular show makes a very welcome return to London’s West End. The entire theatre has been given a makeover and the new set features a new flying system and grid to ensure seamless scene changes. Cameron Mackintosh is one of Showforce’s longest standing clients with a relationship established throughout the 30 years it has been in …

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Creamfields 2021

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Showforce’s crew returned to Daresbury Estate this August to deliver crewing support to LarMac LIVE at Creamfields 2021. A regular fixture in Showforce’s calendar, the team has worked on the event since 2014 providing stage hands, backline crew, plant operators, crew chiefs and a site boss. The Showforce crew were responsible for the load in of equipment the festival’s eleven stages, supporting the technical production suppliers with their load-in and rig, these …

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Live At Worthy Farm

With the famed festival having to postpone for yet another year, organisers welcome a selection of artists to Worthy Farm for a unique virtual event. TPi’s Stew Hume reports. It was a heavy blow to this year’s festival season when Glastonbury announced that its 2021 event would not be going ahead. While nothing could replace the in-person festival, organisers did not want another year to pass without giving their loyal fanbase something rather special. Inviting festival favourites including Coldplay, Idles …

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Showforce supports HGEP with Pantoland Red Carpet event

Showforce made a welcome return to the London Palladium this December, supporting long standing client HGEP with the delivery of a surprise Red Carpet event that saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a special performance of Pantoland. Hosted by the National Lottery, key workers and their families were invited along to thank them for their efforts in keeping London going during the coronavirus pandemic. A team of 12 Showforce crew, including two crew chiefs, were onsite on 11th …

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Showforce provides crewing support to LimeLight sports for the 2020 Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Showforce was thrilled to be appointed to provide crewing and logistical support to longstanding client LimeLight sports for the 2020 Blenheim Palace Triathlon held within the venue’s stunning grounds on 12th-13th September 2020. Showforce supplied crew chiefs, crew, plant operators, and vans for moving goods around the site, to assist in the successful delivery of the event. The Showforce team was onsite from Thursday 10th – Monday 14th September and were assigned several key tasks around the site, whilst a …

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Showforce’s return to work backed by tess’ expertise and safety guidance

With government guidance now emerging for the events industry and companies beginning to return to site, Showforce has partnered with industry safety specialist The Event Safety Shop (tess) to develop Covid-19 protocols and risk assessments specifically for the award-winning global crewing business. The new working practises have been written in-conjunction with Showforce’s NEBOSH qualified health, safety and training manager, Laurence Jones and the highly experienced team at tess. They are designed to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the …

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Showforce Google George P Johnson @ Excel

Showforce delivered large numbers of multi-skilled crew to longstanding client George P Johnson for the Google Cloud Next ’19 event, when it was held at London’s Excel from 20th – 21st November. The event brought together some of the brightest minds in technology for two days of networking, learning, and problem solving. George P Johnson’s production team worked closely with Showforce and its other suppliers to transform the venue into an immersive Google environment with all the zones, theatres and …

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Showforce deliver crew for stage adaptation of Grandpa’s Great Escape

No strangers to working within Liverpool’s M&S Banking Arena as the incumbent crewing supplier, the Showforce team was asked to work on something slightly different this January, in the first stage adaption of David Walliams’ children’s book Grandpa’s Great Escape. Working for longstanding client Phil McIntyre Entertainment, more than 40 crew, a crew chief and a forklift driver assisted with the load in, install, derig and load out of the arena spectacular which proved incredibly popular with the bestselling book’s …

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Steelyard performance for Showforce

In the first week of December 2019, a team of experienced Showforce crew bravely battled the winter weather to assist LarMAC Live with the production build of Creamfields Steelyard. Held on Liverpool’s Central Docks, the all day dance event saw the space transformed, creating an experience that delivered a complete sensory for event goers. The terrain at location presented a challenge for the Showforce crew as the heavy flight cases housing all the lighting, sound and video equipment had to …

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Showforce in the Limelight for Royal Parks Half Marathon

A large team of Showforce’s most experienced overlay crew was in action for Limelight at this year’s Royal Parks Half Marathon held on 13th October 2019. The stunning route takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. This was Showforce’s twelfth year supporting the popular event, having been involved from the outset, and is an excellent example of how …