Verity Studios drones shine in Starlight Express
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Lucie® micro drones take center stage in the popular
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in Bochum, Germany.
Verity Studios AG, the global leader in indoor drone technology, and Mehr! Entertainment, Germany’s largest theatre group, announced last week that 28 Lucie micro drones are performing in STARLIGHT EXPRESS as part of the musical’s 30th year on stage.
The rock musical STARLIGHT EXPRESS tells the story of a child’s toy trains magically coming to life and racing against each other to be crowned the fastest engine in the world. Underdog Rusty ultimately wins the race and the heart of first-class coach Pearl when he is inspired by the legend of the Starlight Express.
Verity’s Lucie micro drones create a magical moment as they circle and interact with Rusty in the emotional pinnacle of the show: the Starlight Sequence.
Managing Director Burkhard Koch said the micro drones played a key part in the reimagination of the musical for its 30th year on stage. “STARLIGHT EXPRESS is the longest running musical in the world. It even has the Guinness World Record for the most visitors to a musical in a single theatre.
To keep surprising people, we needed to create a spectacle, a “wow” moment. Verity’s sparkling drones bring some unexpected magic to the show.”