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Bringing the magic of theatre to life

01 July 2019

The world of theatre is a magical place where storytelling comes to life. Through special effects characters, scenes and props we are transported into an imaginary world. Absolute Motion Control are experts in the field of theatre automation. Here, Rob Raskovsky explains more about the challenges of their industry and how Murrelektronik cabinet components provide the perfect solutions.

Rob has enjoyed working on shows like Waitress and Come from Away. (Production: Waitress ( Photographer: Johan Persson)
Rob has enjoyed working on shows like Waitress and Come from Away. (Production: Waitress ( Photographer: Johan Persson)

Unlike on screen, special effects in the theatre world need to be executed to perfection, in the moment, night after night, and possibly for years on end. Behind the scenes, engineers and automation specialists are perfecting ways to make the spectacle happen. No one knows this more than Rob Raskovsky and his team at Absolute Motion Control. Based in central London, they have combined experience of over 30 years and build bespoke automation for the most high-profile shows in the West End and on tour.

Absolute Motion Control has built up two general business models for their customers: the first is providing standard equipment that can be rented within the entertainment industry. Theatre companies hire the equipment from Absolute, which includes 4-axis, single-axis and control surface cabinets. The cabinets will stand the test of time, can be flexible to handle a wide variety of theatre effects and are efficient. 

Read the full article in the July issue of DPA

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