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We Made It: Stufish Entertainment Architects

We Made It: Stufish Entertainment Architects

From U2 and Madonna to Chinese theatre and the Martian Fighting Machine

Mars attacks: Stufish Entertainment Architects' work for 'The War of the Worlds'© Stufish Entertainment Architects

While most set designers come from an art or theatre background, Ric Lipson has parlayed his architectural training into an unusual skillset: designing not just what goes on inside entertainment venues, but the buildings themselves. At his studio Stufish Entertainment Architects, founded by the late Mark Fisher in the mid 1990s, the team provides anything from a mic stand up to creating new and complex edifices.

They’ve worked on tours for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen, a Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show, West End hits like We Will Rock You, and one-off events such as the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. Their current challenge involves holograms and Martian invasion, as they take on a retooled musical incarnation of The War of the Worlds, now playing at the Dominion Theatre.

Read the full interview on the Bruichladdich site.

Gallery: Click image to enlarge. All images © Stufish Entertainment Architects

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