News

Browse through our news articles, below, detailing past projects, company updates and other relevant information.

April 2017

Still Game Live 2017 Arena Show

Still Game Live 2017 Still Game is a Scottish comedy…

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March 2017

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Tour

Strictly Come Dancing has become a bit of an institution…

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February 2017

MTV Europe Music Awards 2017

MTV Europe Music Awards Total solutions Group were contacted by…

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December 2016

Nigel Tranter Promoted to Technical Director

Nigel Tranter Promoted to Technical Director Total Solutions Group is…

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14bis

The 14bis Replica

The 14bis The 14bis is very famous in Brazil  but…

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November 2016

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys TSG were successful in securing the order…

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The Elphinstone Theatre of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Elphinstone Theatre of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation, Colombo, Sri…

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Studio 360 Pop Up Theatre

Studio 360 Pop Up Theatre After the hugely successful Studio…

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October 2016

UK Rigging Add to Ground Support Systems with TSG Stock

Following another busy summer season UK Rigging decided it was…

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A Busy Summer for Total Training

A Busy Summer for Total Training We’ve delivered three of…

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DJ Sigala at V Festival, Weston Park

As it was summer it seemed like a well suited…

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September 2016

PLASA Rigging Conference 2016

Held on the first day of the PLASA show, this…

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August 2016

Katy Perry Cannes Festival 2016

Katy Perry Cannes Festival 2016 TSG were given the brief…

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February 2016

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2016

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2016 Mel from “The Great British…

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Ellie Goulding Delirium Tour

Ellie Goulding – Delirium Tour Total Solutions Group were awarded…

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Music Institute

Music institute backed by Chris Cronin, CEO of TSG

A multi-million pound music institute offering a world-class education to…

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January 2016

truss installation

Truss Installation at the Walsall Forest Arts Centre

Total Solutions Group was contacted by local company, Stage Services…

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December 2015

Strongbow Tree – Quintessental Productions

This project was about creating a structure for festivals that…

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Catwalk Span

Plymouth University Wavepool

Total Solutions were contacted by Enlightened Lighting to look at…

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November 2015

RSC Flown Production Desk

We were commissioned to help the RSC solve a production…

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Bill Bailey Limboland Tour 2015

Bill Bailey Limboland Tour 2015

We received the order to create a few scenic elements…

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October 2015

Baku European Games 2015 - The Chandelier as part of the closing ceremony

Baku Libra Stage and Chandelier

We were awarded the contract to design, manufacture, build, install, maintain and dismantle the Libra stage which in essence is a huge set of old fashioned weighing scales…

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Michael Palin Stage Set - The Books

Michael Palin Books

For the Michael Palin project we supplied a series of arched gates that pin together to form the carcass of the books.

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June 2015

OV30 Ground support tower system

Truss Slinging at ABTT 2015

TSG will be exhibiting at the ABTT Theatre Show 2015 on stand A50, demonstrating Light Lock and their OV range of trusses.

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May 2015

Take That Tour 2015

Take That Tour III

TSG were contracted to help build parts of the stage for the latest Take That III tour. The project rapidly grew in size and subsequently it became a far larger project than what was initially quoted.

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April 2015

Leeds Riggers Forum

Leeds Riggers Forum Seminar at PLASA Focus

Sharpening pencils – life below the hook. This will explore the traditional divide created by the position of a ‘lifting machine’.

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March 2015

Take That Brit Awards

Take That Brit Awards Ball of Fire

TSG were asked to produce a framework structure for the recent BRIT Awards for the Take That set during the show.

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February 2015

Rigging Training Winter School

Rigging Training Winter School at The Federation of Scottish Theatres

The Federation of Scottish Theatres’ Winter School is held annually at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2015

After 7 years of sterling service it was decided to replace the main ‘Strictly’ stage in line with the ever changing requirements of the show.

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January 2015

Winter Olympics exhibition

Winter Olympics exhibition in Moscow

Total Solutions Group was tasked with taking the Winter Olympics opening ceremony to the people of Moscow.

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Double Space

Double Space – Visual Case Study

A visual case study looking behind the scenes of Double Space – a major installation at the 2014 London Design Festival.

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October 2014

Technical Theatre Awards 2014

Technical Theatre Awards 2014

TSG were proud to have sponsored the “Total Solutions Group” Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Building & Set Construction’ at the Technical Theatre Awards 2014.

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Total Solutions Compound Arch Roof structure

Compound Arch Roof by TSG

The Solution MI roof was built for the first time on site in Dubai for the ‘Dance Afrique 2014’ show in October.

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September 2014

London Design Festival Aluminium Truss Structure test build

London Design Festival – Reflections of contemplation

The divisions between architecture and art have become ever more blurred in recent years, so no one should be surprised to find room-spanning mirrored structures suspended in the Raphael Gallery at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival.

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May 2014

20th Century Objects at the Sochi Winter olympics

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – 20th Century Objects

Total Solutions Group was awarded contracts for various pieces of scenery and other equipment for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics.

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – Chandelier

Total Solutions Group was awarded contracts for various pieces of scenery and other equipment for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics.

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – Ships

Total Solutions Group was awarded contracts for various pieces of scenery and other equipment for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics.

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – Train

Total Solutions Group was awarded contracts for various pieces of scenery and other equipment for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics.

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Gary Barlow Tour Stage Set On Tour

Gary Barlow – an exercise in Total restraint

Much to the relief of many a discerning punter, there are some artists who simply do not need the bling that blights so many stage show these days.

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OV Truss

OV Truss triplet LSI UK

One and a half kilometres of truss is a large order by any standards, but to place it before the truss product specified has even been developed shows a remarkable measure of faith in the producer.

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April 2014

PLASA Focus Leeds 2014

PLASA Focus Leeds 2014, 29-30 April

Total Solutions Group are gearing up for PLASA Focus Leeds 2014, and it will be the first time at the event for our Project Manager, Nigel Tranter

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OV Truss

Aventeq takes OV Truss for rigging stock

The largest production company in Dubai, Protec made an acquisition of Audio Visual and Event Technology provider Aventeq back in February 2012

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March 2014

OV Truss

Fenturas’ Future in OV Truss

Fentura Productions are one of the largest stockists of Total Solutions Groups’ ‘XO Truss’ in the world for the last 10 years, with in excess of 1000 metres in stock

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January 2014

FST Technical Theatre Winter School

FST Technical Theatre Winter School – 4-6 February at Pitlochry…

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December 2013

OV Truss

Outback Invest in OV Truss

Outback Rigging recently took delivery of our new OV Truss range for there hire stock.

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November 2013

OV Truss

OV Truss, The Lincoln Dubai connection

Since its official launch back in April of this year, OV Truss from Total Solutions Group (TSG) has found many willing adherents.

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October 2013

Fabrication

Fabrication into the next generation

Pursuant to an ongoing programme of investment, the team at…

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September 2013

7 new venues sign up to support the NRC

As Total Solutions / Total Training is an NRC Assessment centre then the following press release from PLASA can only be good news for the industry

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August 2013

Venetian Blinds for the Pet Shop Boys

Total Solutions’ main brief was to invent a giant projection surface that disappears in the blink of an eye to reveal a wall of lights and strobes and then to return as if by magic.

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July 2013

OV Truss

African launch of OV Truss range

Stage Audio Works and Total Solutions Group showcase African launch of OV Truss range

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Your New little Box….

Look out for our new accessories box coming with your orders. Our new little box is a clever soul and whilst it will be housing all your pins, clips and any other fixings for your order, inside is a little shelf that will have all sorts of goodies

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April 2013

OV Truss

OV Truss Range – New from TSG

Making something in the UK that conforms to the EU regulations applicable is one thing, to develop an engineered product that is entirely fabricated in the UK, exceed these standards, and costs less than anything comparable is frankly astonishing.

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Moving Light Truss

LAD Moving Light truss

A few weeks back, Lite Alternative took delivery of Total Solutions Groups new moving light truss.

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March 2013

A New Role

Joining the Company nine years ago as Sales Manager, Ian Hall has watched Total Solutions Group (TSG) evolve to engage with the ever growing demands of special projects.

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February 2013

Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop

When Total Solutions was asked if we could design and build a loop the loop in 4 weeks we thought that we had already heard it all.

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November 2012

Minibeam and the Ice Cream

Take a look at what Outback Rigging, one of the largest stockholders of Slick Truss , have been up to !

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September 2012

London Arts in health

London Arts in Health, Fidget Project

Artist Michael Pinsky launches Fidget, a campaign run by London Arts in Health Forum to highlight the facts about physical activity and the way it affects our health.

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August 2012

London 2012 Paralympics Opening ceremony The Apple

London Paralympics – The Apple

The Apple was another moving prop used in the London 2012 paralympic opening ceremony.

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London 2012 Paralympics Opening ceremony The Book

London Paralympics – The Book

‘The Book ‘ was one of four moving props we manufactured for the Paralympic opening ceremony. The idea was for two athletes to be atop of large moving ‘ roladex’ type structure that constantly rotated the pages of the declaration of human rights.

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony Tipper Trucks and Freddy Mercury

London Olympics – Tipper Trucks

The designer wanted to get Freddie Mercury into the show, to get the crowd going, and what better way to do this than project his image onto 4, 6.5 metre x 3.6 metre projection screens, which were then to be fitted to the back of 4 x three and a half tonne tipper trucks!

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony Rock and Roll Stage

London Olympics – Rock and Roll Stage

“We need a stage for the acts to perform on. Can you make it in time “, was the call from the production manager and was in the middle of all the other work we were doing for the closing ceremony.

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony Baby Phoenix

London Olympics – Baby Phoenix

“Can you make a set piece to fly Darcey Bussell from the roof of the stadium to the centre of the field of play?” No pressure for us then!

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony The Gherkin model being test lifted at our factory

London Olympics – The Gherkin

The brief was to provide a scale size model emulating the look of the Gherkin with the ‘twist’ that a number of trapeze artists would run around it and jump through it.

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony St Pauls model under construction in our factory

London Olympics – St Pauls

The model of St Pauls Cathedral was the second of the ‘Waterloo Sunset’ pieces for the London 2012 closing ceremony.

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London 2012 Olympics Closing ceremony Big Ben onsite in the stadium

London Olympics – Big Ben

Chris Vaughan awarded us the contract to manufacture a scale model of that classic London landmark, Big Ben, or the Elizabeth tower, as it is now formally known.

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London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony - The Boat

London Olympics – The Galleon

Dan Shipton, from London 2012 Ceremonies, gave us our first Olympic order which was for a 15 metre long galleon to be used in the Closing Ceremony. The design was to be based on a long boat and had to be pushed around by 16 persons inside the hull.

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London 2012 Olympics Tower Bridge Rings

London Olympics – Tower Bridge Rings

Remember these ? Total Solutions manufactured the ‘Olympic rings and supporting grid’ for Stage One who then wove there magic to hang them off Tower Bridge.

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March 2012

Building the Soundforms roof system - Launch night

Soundforms gives voice to music in the outdoor world

An unassuming evening in March at a darkening truck-yard on the banks of the Thames in East London saw a most unlikely gathering.

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November 2011

Total Fabrications fashions a special stage for the George Michael `Symphonica` Tour

Total Fabrications Ltd (TFL) recently launched an award winning product on the current George Michael ‘Symphonica’ tour; their new Video Tech Truss.

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June 2011

Take That Big Man

Total Fabrication Manufacture ‘the Big Man’ For Take That Progress Tour. Take That – Ecce Homo

Named after their latest album, the eponymous Progress tour by Take That is breaking the boundaries of progress in more ways than one, “in simple terms we have constructed a giant man that spans the confines of the stadiums in which they play,” said Chris Cronin from Total Fabrications Ltd (TFL).

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May 2011

RSC Lightlock unit on tour with Status Quo

Quick Lock Status, no ordinary case

“We started this year at the beginning of April, since then I think I’ve been home maybe five consecutive days.” Pat Marks, designer in residence for Status Quo, arguably Britain’s hardest working band.

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February 2011

We Will Rock You Tour - TPI Magazine front cover

We Will Rock you on Tour

It’s in its ninth year of residency at London’s 2,000-seater Dominion Theatre, where it’s become the venue’s longest running show of all-time and reportedly grossed over £100 million, thanks also to its successful tours and residencies all over the world

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January 2011

TT Stadium Istanbul compound SHD Truss bridge

TT Stadium – Istanbul

When one of the most well known names in international football opens a new stadium you can expect a fanfare that resounds around the world

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May 2010

Scarborough Outdoor Stage system build showing Pitch Roof system, cow sheds and elevated PA

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough open air theatre represents a UK first for a Total Solutions EHD roof system.

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