Pilbeam Theatre grows with Martin

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Over the past few months Rockhampton’s Pilbeam Theatre has been expanding its pool of lighting goodies with the addition of a dozen Martin MAC TW1 tungsten fixtures, a dozen Martin MAC250 Entours and a Martin M1 console.

At the same time that the MAC TW1 fixtures arrived so did the theatres new head of lighting Jim Thorogood who was delighted with the purchase.

“The MAC TW1’s are very quiet, they have a great zoom capability and they blend well with the conventional lamps,” said Jim.

The MAC250 Entours were chosen to replace some older MAC250’s which were moved into the venue’s hire stock.

“We’ve been using MAC250’s for a long time and saw no reason to change as they’ve always been reliable workhorses,” commented Jim. “They’re part of our standard rig and we’ve always been happy with them.”

As the venue often plays host to one-night musical acts a rock’n’roll orientated control console was required and the Martin M1 console was the ideal choice.

“My operators love it,” stated Jim. “They find it to be a very intuitive console.”