XL Events Joins CBeebies On Tour with Justin & Friends

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For the 6th year of BBC Worldwide’s CBeebies on Tour, XL Events joined in the fun once again, supplying LED, camera system, playback and custom LED set elements.

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The huge tour, which saw Justin Fletcher MBE bring together his favourite CBeebies characters for the very first time, was a brand new Easter egg-stravaganza!

The spectacular rock and roly-poly show, which toured UK arenas across the three week Easter school holiday, playing up to three shows per day, included Robert The Robot and Little Monster from Justin’s House.

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The main upstage screen was made up of XL’s Lighthouse R7 LED, with five additional custom-built moveable screens on the stage constructed from Pixled FX-11.

“As always, it’s a pleasure getting the team together for another CBeebies run,” commented XL Events’ Director Rich Rowley.

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“This year we changed the mix slightly in replacing the majority of the constructed set elements with five custom-built LED screens on moveable dollies. This supplied dynamic set content and also allowed Justin to interact with his alter-ego … and other characters from Giggle Biz.”

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Content for the screens was played back via one of XL’s Catalyst media servers, driven by a grandMA2 Wing controller. Nev Bull managed the Catalyst for XL, with Tim Bolland and Ade Moore looking after the LED screens.

The Script Writer and Director for Justin & Friends on tour was Will Brenton.

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Production Manager Nigel Mousley commented: "XL brought their usual expertise and skill to the production, however in this show we particularly needed a strong partner to help develop the scenic LED screens. We had to find a way to represent Justin Fletcher’s different characters and ensure audiences would see as many of them as possible! The screens worked fantastically, and the feedback has been marvelous."

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