In 1987, the makers of Starlight Express Bochum approached us with an almost impossible task. To the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a theater was to be built in Bochum based on the model of the London musical Starlight Express, which was to surpass the London performance by far.
Based on a stage model, complex stage technology was to be created in addition to the elaborate lighting and sound technology. Pentagal was responsible for the statics, construction, mechanical engineering, electrical equipment and control of large parts of the stage technology and was completed on schedule in a six-month construction period. The musical was originally planned to run for two years. Since its premiere in 1988, the musical and its technology have far exceeded these plans.
The stage technology we built includes the heart of the technology, a hydraulically controlled four-axis bridge that weighs nine tons and floats above the stage and variably connects three moving levels, as well as various lifting platforms.
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Chemie und Maschinenbau GmbH
44793 Bochum / Germany
Phone: +49 234 / 52 32 37
Fax: +49 234 / 52 29 89