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Life’s a cabaret with Robe’s moving light installation

Proud Embankment, in London's West End – renowned for its world-class cabaret shows – shines after new Robe Pointe 14-unit installation, intended to accompany the talent, colour, and energy of the performances

Proud Embankment, the London West End venue defined by its world-class cabaret shows, has undergone a transformative renovation, with a huge investment in its production values and the installation of 14 new Robe Pointe moving lights to accompany the talent, colour, and energy of the performances.

Specified by Proud Embankment’s in-house lighting designer Jack Knight and purchased specially for the venue by regular lighting supplier, North London rental and installation specialist, Halo, the Pointes are a completely new addition to the existing house lighting rig and are positioned all around the stage with several on a goal post at the back, from where they provide the main effects.

“It is a properly ‘multipurpose fixture’ in every sense of the word,” explained Knight. “As well as being fast and virtually instantaneous in response, Pointes are hugely flexible with a great range of colours, gobos and effects that allow you to be highly creative.”

He adds that the small size of the luminaire is also ideal to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere in a vast, spectacular space with a double-height atrium and high ceilings.

Proud Embankment’s Cabaret All Stars show runs Wednesdays through Saturday evenings, with the new Proud Late nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays and weekend daytime brunches, alongside private hire parties, award ceremonies and film shoots.

Halo has been Proud Embankment’s lighting supplier for the last 10 years, and the company has also been a steady and long-term customer of Robe UK. “I am constantly impressed with the team at Proud and their trailblazing policies of investing in technical production to get an edge,” said Halo owner / founder Yann Guenancia. “This latest addition of Robe Pointes underscores the importance of good lighting to enhance and deliver the best overall show presentations for guests and artists.”