The end of 2015 and the first months of this year have been immensely busy with new productions. In September we pulled together the live cinema broadcast of The Rocky Horror Show for ATG Theatres and Picturehouse Entertainment. In October our exhibition documentary Ai Weiwei at the RA was screened as part of Sky Arts’ Hot Tickets strand which we produce for the channel. And in November Hot Tickets screened our recording of Bryn Terfel at 50, a concert with Sting, Danielle de Niese and others at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the great bass-baritone’s fiftieth birthday. Further Hot Tickets will follow in 2016.
December saw the start of a major EU-funded research project, 2IMMERSE, in which Illuminations is a partner along with BT, BBC and others. It’s exciting to be involved again in cutting-edge technology research, and this has interesting possibilities for our performance presentations. We’ll share further details as it unfolds over the coming months.
February saw the broadcast on Sky Arts of our co-production with the Royal Opera House, Elizabeth, with Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yenowsky, and next up is a recording for Sky of a major London Symphony Orchestra concert from the Barbican.