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SEPTEMBER 2018..... Some friends came down to see us last month at the Twins FX.

SOOTY is coming back to television with an all-star cast today ....... The lovable bear’s new show will feature cameos from celebrities including pop star Peter Andre. Sooty, who celebrated his 70th birthday last month, will also be joined by pals Sweep and Soo. Sooty returns on 3rdSeptember at 9.15am in ITVBe’s new pre-school slot littleBe. 

AUGUST 2018..... Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime, PIRATES OF THE PAVILION takes to the stage again, featuring breath-taking Special Effects from The Twins FX!

Following 2018’s Record Breaking Christmas pantomime, Made-to-Measure Productions are returning to Weymouth Pavilion with the brand new Swashbuckling Summer Pantomime of PIRATES OF THE PAVILION! This year, our potty pirates find themselves face to face with DINOSAURS as the story takes a Jurassic twist with a journey back in time! Featuring Spectacular Scenery, Toe-Tapping Songs, Breath-taking Special Effects from The Twins FX this is a hilarious family summer pantomime you’d be sharkbait to miss! Get ready for rib-tickling laughter and bags of audience participation as you join our potty pirates on a brand new swashbuckling adventure this summer!

AUGUST 2018....... IT’S ROARRRRRSOME at Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries with the help of the Twins FX!

Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries have been transformed into a Jurassic world as some very special new guests stomp in for the summer. The Glasgow mall launched its BiG Dino Summer today (Friday July 6), a summer-long attraction which runs until August 12 and includes a full size T-Rex skeleton. The event also features a Dino Trail and a few other well known dinosaurs (look out for the Velociraptors!) including a 'Teen Rex' - who will be roaring and stomping his way through the mall meeting wee ones and older dino-fans. And don't worry - the Galleries have drafted in extra security - just in case the T-Rex skeleton awakes during the night, like in the classic movie, Night at the Museum.

Kathy Murdoch, general manager of Buchanan Galleries, said: "The BiG Dino Summer is set to be great entertainment for all the family, whilst shopping at Buchanan Galleries. With T-Rex's on the loose and plenty of opportunities for selfies, we are looking forward to welcoming dinosaur fans, young and old, to the centre."

JULY 2018......... The OZ Pantomime Season is in full swing! What the papers are saying about us.

The reviews are in.......
“You can see why Bonnie Lythgoe is the most successful family producer. She has nailed it.” ABC
“Fabulous, just amazing.” Angela Bishop
“A magical theatrical experience. Admirable production values." Arts Review
“A rollicking mix of song, dance, fairytale and double entendre.
High production values and solid "amazing" special effects.” Australian Stage
“Hilarious, stupendous, high production values. This show ticks all of those the boxes in style.” Herald Sun, Melbourne
"Get to this Panto and reignite your love of interactive theatre, well done Bonnie.”
Emily Jade O’Keeffe, 102.9 Hot Tomato
"Amazing effects, amazing show." ABC. 

JUNE 2018........ The Twins FX are part of the creative team on Sleeping Beauty in Australia.

Showing at Melbourne’s Comedy theatre from 29 June to 8 July and then Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from 13 to 22 July for a strictly limited run... Awake from your enchanted slumber and be the first to book for our fun-for-all-the family fairy tale panto adventure, “Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger’s Tale”. Showing at Melbourne’s Comedy theatre from 29 June to 8 July and then Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from 13 to 22 July for a strictly limited run. From the same creative team that brought you “ The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell”, fall under the spell of Bonnie Lythgoe’s latest fairy tale classic. The maleficent Fairy Carabosse curses Princess Aurora to 100 years’ slumber, by a single prick of her finger on her 18th birthday. Doomed by fate, only a Prince’s sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty. Can Princess Aurora’s hilarious best friend Silly Billy and faithful Nanny Tickle help save the day and who will outwit the evil Carabosse and foil her wicked plans? Featuring dazzling costumes, stunning sets, magic, special effects, hilarious comedy and thrilling musical numbers, make sure you book your tickets now – it promises to be a ‘”Beauty”!

MAY 2018...... The Twins FX are proud winners of yet another award, Best Special Effect 2018 at The Great British Panto Awards!

The Twins FX are proud winners of another award this month. Having recently announced their recognition as part of the creative team who helped Qdos Entertainment achieve their Olivier award, The Twins FX were nominated for 2018’s Best Special Effect at The Great British Panto Awards in London. The GBPA are providing recognition for Pantomime as BAFTAs do for film and Oliviers do for Theatre. The award winning special effect made by the The Twins FX was the big red Flying London Bus that ‘wowed’ family audiences of young and old, during the Dick Whittington productions at the London palladium during pantomime season 2017/2018. They won this award last year for the spectacular ‘Upside Down Carpet’ which was the amazing special effect at the Cinderella performances at London palladium and are pleased to have repeated the success this year. Paul, Creative Director describes the magical creations by The Twins FX team in Wareham… “We have pioneered flying in recent years with the bespoke system “Flying without wires”; the audience sees a person or an object move around the stage and then the auditorium with no visible means of support”: “We are a one stop shop and we do everything ourselves: designing, creating/building and delivering the wow factor”. Our slogan is, “we make the impossible…….. possible.” Gary and Paul are thrilled to be part of the winning team. “Coming into work is never boring or a chore because we genuinely love what we do,” says Managing Director Gary. They have a core team of 6 staff but at their busiest, there are as many as 30 model makers, painters and engineers working away in their workshops, like a crack team of seasonal elves. Click with The Twins FX www.thetwinsfx.com

APRIL 2018 ..... The Twins FX were recognised as part of the creative team who helped Qdos Entertainments achieve their Olivier award!

The Twins FX were recognised as part of the creative team who helped Qdos Entertainments achieve their Olivier award in London on Sunday night. Dick Whittington at the London Palladium was nominated in the category “Entertainment and Family”. The show won against three other nominated prestigious productions, David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny, Five Guys Named Mo and Derren Brown: Underground. It’s the first time that a pantomime has won such a prestigious award and a first for Pantomime in the Westend. Michael Harrison Managing Director of Qdos Entertainments and Director on the show said Pantomime is often considered “the dirty word” of theatre. Harrison said winning the Olivier Award signalled recognition from the West End theatre industry that pantomime could be “something quite special.” Twitter was alive with tweets from cast members congratulating the team on the winning success, Elaine Paige said “So excited and thrilled that Dick Whittington won”. Julian Clary “ I knew my dick was award winning”. Nick Thomas Qdos Chairman echoed the comments and thanked everyone involved in the production, adding it was important to celebrate the genre because pantomime is “normally a child’s first experience of theatre”. Gary Hardy Brown The Twins FX Managing Director added “ it’s such a fantastic production and a pleasure to part of the creative team”.

MARCH 2018..... Dick Whittington at the London Palladium has been nominated for TWO Olivier Awards and The Twins FX were part of the creative team on the show!

Dick Whittington at the London Palladium has been nominated for TWO Olivier Awards - Best Family & Entertainment and Best Costume Design! It was great to be part of such a wonderful creative team at the world famous London Palladium. The Laurence Olivier Awards, or simply the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre in London at an annual ceremony in the capital. The awards were originally known as the Society of West End Theatre Awards, but they were renamed in honour of the British actor Laurence Olivier in 1984. The Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard ceremony, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April.

MARCH 2018.......... We have just been nominated for Best Special Effect at The Great British Panto Awards.

The Great British Pantomime Awards, which will be held on Sunday 15th April 2018, have been announced. Now that the much-loved Panto season is over, The Great British Pantomime Awards are back for the second year, ready to recognise and celebrate the effort that has gone into creating the family favourite shows across the country. Sam Munday-Webb, co-founder said ‘‘We knew that it was never going to be an easy job to see and judge such a vast array of productions in such a short amount of time. Since we launched in 2016 we have been very lucky to have the industry behind us supporting the awards. They are being seen as something incredibly positive and filling a gap in our industry. We want pantomime makers to aspire to innovate as well as celebrate the wonderful traditions we have seen up and down the country". There are over 20 awards up for grabs, including Best Comic, Best Male and Female Baddie, Best Ensemble as well as awards for Lighting, Design and Direction. Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Winner, Christopher Biggins will be presenting the awards on Sunday 15th April 2018 where he will be joined by other guests from Pantomimes and beyond to announce the winners and celebrate the season. For more information click here www.pantomimeawards.co.uk and keep your fingers crossed ……… 

FEBUARY 2018 .... WOW, what a season, but it's all over now!

What the papers are saying about us: "spectacular", "amazing", "stunning", "awe inspiring stage effects", " a sugar rush of a show", "this is how to do Panto FIVE STARS", "eye-pleasing spectacle", "marvellous special effects by The Twins FX", "spectacle of flying horses and carriage", "WOW a flying London bus", "eye-popping effects"....... With over 30 pantomimes and Christmas productions featuring our effects in 2017, it's time to start on the 2018 season.

What a year!

JANUARY 2018........ The Pantomime Season is in full swing! What the papers are saying about us!

What the papers are saying about us:

"spectacular", "amazing", "stunning", "awe inspiring stage effects", " a sugar rush of a show", "this is how to do Panto FIVE STARS", "eye-pleasing spectacle", "marvellous special effects by The Twins FX", "spectacle of flying horses and carriage", "WOW a flying London bus" "eye-popping effects".......

DECEMBER 2017..... Vote Brian Conley in BBC's Hit Show 'Strictly come dancing' and we are providing effects for the show too.......

Vote Brian Conley in BBC's Hit Show 'Strictly come dancing' and we are providing effects for the show too. Brian Conley – also known as the self-proclaimed “Dangerous Brian” – is a comedian, presenter, actor and singer who’s been on our tellies for four decades. Brian has hosted several TV shows including Let Me Entertain You, and has performed 13 times, no less, as Buttons in Cinderella pantomimes (“oh no he hasn’t!” Oh yes, he has…) This Christmas, Brian will star in his 35th panto. He’s also done his fair share of theatre, and was nominated for an Olivier for playing the great entertainer Al Jolson on stage. Brian took part in the 2012 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Then he was announced for Strictly, Brian said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be asked to strut my stuff on this year’s Strictly. My family all love the show and can’t wait to see me do my Dad dancing on national television. I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m up for the challenge, so bring on the spray tan and sequins.” Strictly come dancing is in on BBC1 Saturdays and Sunday in December.

DECEMBER 2017..... The Pantomime Season starts here with the BBC A1: Britain’s Longest Road following The Twins FX!

The Pantomime Season starts here with the BBC A1: Britain’s Longest Road following The Twins FX! The TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects for over 35 pantomimes and musicals this year, including venues in Aberdeen, Dartford, Glasgow, Bradford, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Horsham, Birmingham, London, Southend, Aderdeen, Stoke, Manchester, Bristol Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Southend, Camberley, Southampton, Stockport, and High Wycombe, helping to break box office records in Christmas productions across the UK So now it’s time for the Twins Fx to take to the small screen…. Watch this space for more information….

NOVEMBER 2017...... Pantomime returns this Christmas in a lavish new five-star production.

Christmas in London wouldn’t be complete without a traditional panto, and what better place than the West End’s legendary London Palladium to get into the holiday spirit. This holiday season you cannot miss the incredible journey of Dick Whittington. Dick is aided on his adventure through the streets of London by The Spirit of the Bells as they face off against the insidious Queen Rat. This pantomime promises to make you laugh and get you in the holiday mood. The amazing special effects, set and costumes are brought to life by an incredibly talented, star-studded cast. Dick Whittington will be played by Charlie Stemp, fresh from his run in Half a Sixpence. This show will be his last before he makes his Broadway debut in Hello, Dolly! In January 2018. Julian Clary, well known comic, author and actor (recently starring in Le Grand Mort) plays The Spirit of the Bells. Elaine Paige OBE (Follies, The King and I) brings Queen Rat to life. The cast is rounded out by Ashley Banjo & Diversity as The Sultan and his Advisors with Paul Zerdin playing Idle Jack, Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel and Gary Wilmot appearing as Sarah The Cook. Christmas is just around the corner and there is no better way to celebrate than by seeing a traditional British panto. Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the team behind Cinderella, Dick Whittington comes to the London Palladium for the 2017 Christmas Season.

OCTOBER 2017..... BBC's A1: Britain’s Longest Road featuring The Twins FX!

In this 15-part series BBC One follows the men and women who work round the clock on Britain’s longest and most iconic road, across nearly 400 miles of the A1 from London to Edinburgh. From farmers to truckers, horse trainers to camel handlers, the series also takes a ride alongside many of the colourful characters who spend their lives on Britain’s most iconic highway, whether for work or play. So now it’s time for the Twins Fx to take to the small screen…. Watch this space for more information….

OCTOBER 2017....... We bent over backwards to get to the Propstore auction on the 26th September!

It's ROARRRRSOME .... Our T-Rex Dorothy checks out the Propstore catalogue... In 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for this new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting—prop art. Once Stephen assembled his dream team of like-minded movie fanatics, Prop Store set out like a band of movie archaeologists, looking to locate, research and preserve the treasure troves of important artifacts that hid in dark, sometimes forgotten corners all over the world. Now, more than nineteen years later, the prop hobby and Prop Store are thriving.

With over thirty employees between our offices in London and Los Angeles and over 25,000 combined square feet of archived props and costumes, we’ve become the busiest and most trusted authority in the hobby.

Check out the propstore.com

 

SEPTEMBER 2017..... official! Through the generosity of audiences, venues & staff, Qdos Entertainments have now raised OVER ?1M!

Qdos Entertainment Group are delighted to announce that they have raised in excess of £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity – helping to fund a suite of operating theatres at the hospital which are due to open at the end of this year. • Total fundraising now exceeds £1m after bumper year across panto and theatre venues. • Qdos has now supported Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity since 2010. • Funds will go towards a new suite of specialist operating theatres, opening at the end of 2017.

WELLDONE EVERYONE !

AUGUST 2017 ....... Pirates and the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship washed up in Telford Shopping Centre.

Our Pirates and Pirate Ship set sail for Telford Shopping centre for two weeks of fun, live shows and Pirate workshops. The crowds enjoyed being entertained by the Pirates live shows over three weekends. Children spent the week days in pirate workshops creating Pirate puppets and masks and swords. You can see for your self what our pirates got up to. Pirates at Telford Shopping Centre. Check it out ..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDrbNlahttc

NEW BLADES

New Blades '17 was held on Thursday 8th June at the Holborn Studios in Islington, London and marked the 25th year that 4D modelshop have been supporting model making graduates. The show featured 100 graduates from: the Arts University Bournemouth, University of Hertfordshire, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), University of Bolton, City of Glasgow College, Coleg y Cymoedd and Nottingham Trent University. Despite the fact that the show clashed with the General Election, turnout was as good as ever with over 130 companies signing in. The visiting industry professionals chose Amabel Richardson from the University of Hertfordshire as their 'Best in Show' with Lucy Howe from the Arts University Bournemouth a very close second. Special mention must go to Katie Belbin (Arts University Bournemouth), Naomi Hargraves (University of Hertfordshire) and Annwen Ellis (Coleg y Cymoedd) who all came close in the 'Best of Show' vote. A big thank you must go to the companies that contributed to the cost of the show: Foster + Partners (show lighting), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (bar), Pinewood Studio Group, Mouldlife and The Twins FX. To mark the 25th anniversary, New Blades produced a trophy for each of the awards plus there was a 25th anniversary souvenir badge for visitors to the show. So..... The Twins Fx "WOW" award goes to....... Naomi Hargraves, well done! www.modelshop.co.uk/Static/New-Blades

2017 July...... The Twins FX are proud to sponsor an award at this year's New Blades.

JUNE 2017

JUNE 2017 ..... The Twins FX have been part of the creative team helping Paul Zerdin's latest Television appearance.

The Twins FX have been part of the creative team helping Paul Zerdins latest Television appearance on 'Tonight at the London Palladium. Bradley Walsh hosts the series from the world's most famous stage, with performances from stars from across the globe. There is no greater entertainment experience than a live theatre performance and Tonight At The London Palladium brings the stage to the audience. The Twins FX supplied some brand new effects giving Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale and Paul Zerdin the wow factor........ Tonight at the London Palladium is on ITV on Wednesday nights, starting at 8.00pm. There will be a total of eight episodes, with April 19 as the first in the series. The last episode in the series will air on June 7, 2017. www.paulzerdin.com

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 'Tonight at the London Palladium'

MAY 2017............ The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 'Tonight at the London Palladium'.

Bradley Walsh hosts the series from the world's most famous stage, with performances from stars from across the globe. There is no greater entertainment experience than a live theatre performance and Tonight At The London Palladium brings the stage to the audience. The Twins FX supplied some brand new effects giving Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale and Paul Zerdin the wow factor........ Tonight at the London Palladium is on ITV on Wednesday nights, starting at 8.00pm. There will be a total of eight episodes, with April 19 as the first in the series. The last episode in the series will air on June 7, 2017.

APRIL 2017

APRIL 2017 ......... The Twins FX's effects are being featured on ITV's hit sitcom Benidorm in April - May 2017. Check out the amazing series finale everyone is talking about!

Our effects are being featured on ITV's hit sitcom Benidorm in April and May....... The show first aired on 1 February 2007. Critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs. Benidorm; the sitcom is based on an all-inclusive resort is currently aired nine series, with the latest from 1 March until 3 May 2017.A tenth series commenced filming in March 2017 and more series are in development. It has become ITVs most successful sitcom, So switch to ITV.... Catch up with Benidorm on the itv hub - the amazing series finale everyone is talking about! with Sherrie Hewson..........

The Twins FX have been recognized for their amazing effects by being presented with Best special effects award

MARCH 2017 ....... WE WON ! The Twins FX have been recognized for their amazing effects by being presented with Best special effects award.

The Twins FX have been recognized for their amazing effects by being presented with Best special effects award for the flying upside down moped at the Great British Pantomime Awards. Paul from the Twins FX was at the glittering ceremony in London on Sunday to be presented with the award by Christopher Biggins who also won a lifetime achievement award for his roles in panto over the years. The flying moped was just one of the amazing effects that were in the production of Cinderella, the first pantomime to make a return to the West end stage at the London at the Palladium. It’s been over 25 years since a pantomime was running in the west end. “We were thrilled to have our effects on the west end stage” said PaulThe Twins FX continues to grow its business so if you’re in the market for a Flying Coach and Horses or a giant full size T-Rex look no further........... www.thetwinsfx.com www.pantomimeawards.co.uk

We have just been nominated for "Best Special Effect" at this year's Great British Pantomime awards 2017

FEBRUARY 2017.......We have just been nominated for "Best Special Effect" at this year's Great British Pantomime awards 2017. The winners will be announced on Sunday 12th of March.

We have been nominated for "Best Special Effect" at this year’s Great British Pantomime awards 2017. The winners will be announced on Sunday 12th March at The Theatre Cafe, London, by Christopher Biggins. Our nominations are for “Best Special Effects:” Twins FX – Shark – Dick Whittington – Birmingham Hippodrome - Qdos Twins FX – Flying Coach & Horses – Cinderella – London Palladium - Qdos Twins FX – Upside Moped – Cinderella – London Palladium - Qdos For more information click here www.pantomimeawards.co.uk and keep your fingers crossed ………

With over 30 new shows starting at Butlins this year

With over 30 new shows starting at Butlins this year. The Twins FX are proud to be part of the Butlins creative team. Including in this years line up…… a spectacular pantomime as we follow our hero Dick Whittington and his faithful cat Tommy as they travel to London to seek their fortune. Will he fulfil his destiny and become Lord Mayor of London? Will the evil King Rat stop him and take over the city? Will Dame Victoria Sponge ever find herself a man? Come and find out! Featuring amazing special effects from The Twins FX, this show is packed full of beautiful costumes, a superb soundtrack and all the best panto ingredients with a bit of a twist. It really is a magical treat for all the family! https://www.butlins.com/where-to-stay-dine-and-play/where-to-play/live-shows/

JANUARY 2017.........With over 30 new shows starting at Butlins this year. The Twins FX are proud to be part of the Butlins creative team.

DECEMBER 2016 .....The Pantomime Season starts here, what the papers are saying about us.......

DECEMBER 2016 .....The Pantomime Season starts here! What the papers are saying about us: "spectacular", "amazing", "stunning", "awe inspiring stage effects", "eye-pleasing spectacle", "marvellous special effects by The Twins FX", "spectacle of flying horses and carriage", "eye-popping effects".......

DECEMBER 2016 .....The Pantomime Season starts here! What the papers are saying about us: "spectacular" Sunderland Echo "amazing" Mirror "stunning" The Sun "awe inspiring stage effects" londonnewsonline.com "AMAZING" Dailymail "eye-popping effects" Radio Times "spectacular" The Guardian "spectacle of flying horses and carriage" Broadwayworld.com "eye-pleasing spectacle" The Times "marvellous special effects by The Twins FX" theartsdesk.com

NOVEMBER 2016 ......... It's Pantomime Time !!

NOVEMBER 2016......... The Twins Fx Presents "It's Pantomime Time".... The Twins FX have been planning and manufacturing special effects for over 30 pantomimes and musicals this year.

NOVEMBER 2016 ......... It's Pantomime Time !! TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects for over 30 pantomimes and musicals this year, including venues in Aberdeen, Belfast, Llandudno, Dartford, Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Crewe, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Southend, Swansea, Southampton, Manchester, Weymouth and Bradford, helping to break box office records in Christmas productions across the UK.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Cinderella at the London Palladium

OCTOBER 2016........The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Cinderella at the London Palladium, the most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all.

Qdos Entertainment’s production of Cinderella will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the Festive season from Saturday 10 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017. Cinderella, the most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all will grace the stage of the West End’s most famous theatre this Christmas as pantomime returns to the London Palladium for the first time in nearly three decades. Cinderella stars Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain), Paul Zerdin (Buttons) and Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella). Cinderella is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment. Directed by Michael Harrison and co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright, Cinderella is designed by Ian Westbrook with costume designs for Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary by Hugh Durrant. Lighting design is by Ben Cracknell with projections by Duncan Mclean, sound by Gareth Owen, musical supervision and orchestration by Gary Hind, musical direction by Greg Arrowsmith and visual special effects by The Twins FX. CINDERELLA plays at the London Palladium from 9 December 2016 – 15 January 2017. http://www.cinderellapalladium.com

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind BLOC Production of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

OCTOBER 2016....... The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind BLOC Production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Bristol Hippodrome from October 4th - 8th.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind BLOC Production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Bristol Hippodrome from October 4th - 8th. BLOC is an award winning amateur theatre group based in Bristol since 1933 and are 82 years young! BLOC are the only amateur company performing regularly at Bristol's premier theatre, The Hippodrome, since 1956. http://www.blocproductions.co.uk

The Twins FX have just won 3 awards from The Technical Theatre Awards

SEPTEMBER 2016........The Twins FX have just won 3 awards from The Technical Theatre Awards, an innovative set of awards to highlight outstanding achievement and dedication within the technical theatre industry.

The Twins FX have just won 3 awards from The Technical Theatre Awards an innovative set of awards, to highlight outstanding achievement and dedication within the technical theatre industry. The Twins FX won………… The “PLASA” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Props The Technical Theatre Awards are organisation started in 2013 to create a innovative set of awards to highlight outstanding achievement and dedication within the technical theatre industry. The awards are about giving credit to dedicated individuals, who are often not recognised for their hard work behind the scenes. The awards function very simply; to bring our amazingly creative industry closer together, giving everyone working within the technical theatre industry the opportunity to recognise the excellence of their colleagues. http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com

Check out www.dinosaurforhire.com our new web site.....

AUGUST 2016.......Check out www.dinosaurforhire.com our new web site.....

Your guests will never forget the day they came face to face with the most realistic, life size dinosaurs alive. Our team will make our animatronic dinosaurs as scary or friendly as you would like them to be. Our professional puppeteers and handlers will interact with your guests to astound, amaze, and terrify! We have over 20 years experience providing the special FXs for film, television and entertainment industries. The Twins FX have been working with animatronic dinosaurs for TV, theatre and film productions for over 20 years and now you can hire one of our walking life size dinosaurs for corporate events, PR, shopping centres, school fairs and party entertainment. We pay attention to every small detail others overlook. Just take a look at our Baby T-Rex and its selfie cage, or Dorothy our full size T-Rex, it’s time to rent a dinosaur. Our dinosaurs are ROARSOME........

Summer has arrived at the Twins FX

JULY 2016 ....... Summer has arrived at the Twins FX, we have been out and about with our dinosaurs.

Summer has arrived at the Twins FX, we have been out and about with our dinosaurs. Dorothy. Our full size T-Rex spent two weeks at Telford Shopping centre and was a big attraction as part of the dinosaur experience. Visitors see Dorothy in the thousands. You can see what Dorothy got up to by following the link below..... She also supported the launch of the Harry Potter book The Cursed Child on Saturday 30th July at midnight and you can see the antics she got up to on our social media accounts Twitter and Facebook. Our baby T-Rex also had an outing in Telford in July at the Carnival of Giants, over 13 thousand people attended the event and Barnum was out and about doing a walk about meet and greet. He was also available in his selfie cage for photos and appeared on thousands of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat accounts. You can check out the pictures on our social media accounts Facebook and Twitter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDrbNlahttc

JUNE 2016 ..... 'Now You See me 2'

JUNE 2016......... The Twins FX have supplied effects to one of the latest Blockbuster movie, 'Now You See Me 2'.

The Twins FX have supplied effects to one of the latest Blockbuster movie, 'Now You See Me 2'. Four Horsemen are back for ‘Now You See Me 2’. A year after outwitting the FBI and seemingly disappearing, the magicians return to the stage for a comeback performance. But they’re forced to leave early, and end up in the hands of tech genius Walter Mabry. He has his eyes on the key to every computer system in the world, and he wants the Horsemen to steal it for him. And they’re determined to go out with a show that people will never forget.  The eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, ‘Now You See Me 2’ sees Daniel Radcliffe doing quite a different kind of magic.  Catch this Hollywood blockbuster at a cinema now. www.nowyouseeme.movie

Two Dorset companies are celebrating as special effects firm The Twins FX signs a deal with the world's largest pantomime producer

MAY 2016 ........ Oh yes they did! Two Dorset companies are celebrating as special effects firm The Twins FX signs a deal with the world's largest pantomime producer.

Oh yes they did! Two Dorset companies are celebrating as special effects firm The Twins FX signs a deal with the world’s largest pantomime producer. Solicitors Humphries Kirk, who have been working with Dorset firm The Twins FX for 18 years, have just facilitated their five-year contract to produce special effects for entertainments giant Qdos Entertainment. Humphries Kirk senior commercial partner, Darrell Stuart-Smith, has advised The Twins FX on all commercial aspects of their business, including contracts, debt, brand protection, staff, HR and more. Darrell, who specialises in law for design businesses, says he’s been able to put this expertise into practise with The Twins FX, especially when it comes to identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights. “When you’re creative, protecting your intellectual property is key because it applies to everything you produce,” he says. “By putting the right legal structures in place, I’ve been able to free the twins up to get on with creating magical illusions or special effects which is what they do best.” He adds that he has really enjoyed working with the quirky twins and seeing them succeed, especially since they have a shared interest in collecting film and TV memorabilia. Among the assorted TV props the twins have collected are daleks and the original Thunderbird 4. “I work with a lot of creative people, but The Twins FX is definitely one of my more unusual clients – it’s a treat visiting them because I never know what weird and wonderful creatures I’m going to find there.” The Twins FX project manager Gary Hardy-Brown, says: “We love working with Darrell – he’s been an amazing support to us over the years.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Michael McIntyre?s Big Show.

APRIL 2016..... The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Jam-packed with celebrity guests, musical performances and comrades from the comedy realm, the six-part series is being recorded in front of a live audience in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Viewers are guaranteed raucous laughter and a whole heap of fun as Michael hosts in his unique way. The Twins FX supplied a brand new effect. At the end of the show Michael McIntyre makes the dreams of an unsuspecting member of the public come true, when locksmith Craig, who thinks he's come to repair a lock at the theatre, gets the shock of his life and becomes an unexpected star in The Twins FX effect with illusionist Jamie Allan. Watch the performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-jq2SYtr4

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the London?s Westend and the European tour THRILLER LIVE

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the London’s Westend and the European tour THRILLER LIVE. In its record breaking 8th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. After opening in the Lyric Theatre in London on 2nd January 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has celebrated its seventh birthday in the West End, embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 3000 shows globally to 3 million fans, visited over 30 countries and entered the Westend record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatre’s 125 year history. Taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco. Paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Read more at http://www.flyingmusic.com/our-shows/thriller-live

MARCH 2016........ The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the London’s Westend and the European tour THRILLER LIVE.

The Twins FX are supplying effects for one of the top shows in Europe this month, Impossible.

FEBRUARY 2016....... The Twins FX are supplying effects for one of the top shows in Europe this month, Impossible.

The Twins FX are supplying effects for one of the top shows in Europe this month, Impossible. Impossible is the most dangerous show the UK has ever seen arrives at theatres across the country this spring. The show features the world's greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages.  Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, Impossible reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth. Fresh from its ground-breaking run in London’s West End, prepare to be mesmerized and baffled as Impossible brings together world-class performers showing off a stunning range of magical artistry; from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding sleight of hand - See more at:www.impossiblelive.com

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 3 brand new shows for BUTLINS this year.

JANUARY 2016.........The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 3 brand new shows for BUTLINS this year.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 3 brand new shows for BUTLINS this year. Laughter Camera Action staring Danny Adams and Clive Webb, The Skyline Gang’s It Magic and Aladdin Rocks are the unique shows. The Twins FX exclusive 2 year deal features these compelling brand new productions. It’s going to be another astounding year for visual special effects for the Twins FX. Check out www.thetwinsfx.com.

DECEMBER 2015 .....Wishing you a 'Great White' Christmas from all at Twins Fx......

DECEMBER 2015 .....Wishing you a 'Great White' Christmas from all at The Twins Fx......

Introducing our brand new visual effect Bruce the Shark. Our fully animatronic megalodon shark; will be appearing in Qdos pantomine’s production of Dick Whittington at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal 2015-2016 www.qdosentertainments.co.uk Bruce the megalodon shark photograph by www.jonavey.com

DECEMBER 2015 ..... More reviews are out....

DECEMBER 2015 ..... More reviews are out....

"A magic carpet that flies in golden serenity above the heads of the audience. Stunning ......" The Stage "spectacular special effects .......breathtaking...." Telegraph and Argus "breathless production.....helicopter soaring towards ogre country" The Stage "the crocodile was bigger and better than rest... awesome......" Daily Record "An impressive flying car that brings the Chuckle Brothers even closer to the audience………” The Stage "Truly spectacular special effects .....the moment the car hovers off the ground is impressive but what happens next puts the latest 3D films to shame and leaves the audience dumbfounded....... " Express and Star "brilliant (and genuinely terrifying) crocodile" Telegraph "totally amazing special effects"........ Yorkshire Post "Genuine wow moments, including a flying-carpet sequence over the audience's heads……….” THE STAGE

NOVEMBER 2015 The Pantomime Season start here.......

NOVEMBER 2015..... The Pantomime Season start here, what the papers are saying about us.......

“The FX Twins have surpassed themselves, 5 STARS” The Stage "simply spectacular...... a magic carpet which will amaze. The carpet, carrying Matt and Julian, comes right out over the audience – and then turns upside down!" Birmingham Mail "spectacular magic carpet sequence, wafting over the heads of the front stalls" whatsonstage.com "the carpet turns upside bringing screams of fear from a delighted audience" Birmingham Post "breath-taking spectacle of it all....King Kong .....magic carpet .....giant cobra for the finale........5 STARS" The Stage. "Stage effects were, as usual, suitably spellbinding.......Cool!" North Devon Journal Another .... " 5 Stars ...the flying fairy coach which closed act one with gasps and cheers." whatsonstage.com "pumpkin-turned-silver carriage is a visual high, twinkling as it propels the Cinderella out into the auditorium to close the first act." The Stage

OCTOBER 2015 .....The Twins FX ? Proud Winners at the Technical Theatre Awards 2015

OCTOBER 2015 ...... The Twins FX – Proud Winners at the Technical Theatre Awards 2015

Taking home the award for outstanding Achievement in Automation, Gary and Paul Hardy-Brown celebrate with the team, as this award demonstrates their outstanding contribution to theatre productions, film and television worldwide. As described by the Technical Theatre Awards, the winner of this award “should be renowned for their dedication and effort to this discipline and respected among the technical theatre community.”

Just some of the reviews for Hamlet

SEPTEMBER 2015...... Just some of the reviews for Hamlet……….. “effects are striking” The Guardian "visually and atmospherically stunning productions" timeout “Five Star Hamlet” Daily Telegraph

Just some of the reviews for Hamlet……….. “effects are striking” The Guardian "visually and atmospherically stunning productions" timeout “Five Star Hamlet” Daily Telegraph The Twins FX are proud to be part of the creative team behind this wonderful production. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica). As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to revenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Hamlet is being performed at the Barbican Theatre from 5 Aug 2015 – 31 Oct 2015.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 'Hamlet' at the Barbican

AUGUST 2015.......The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind 'Hamlet' at the Barbican this month. The show, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, has already been dubbed “the most in-demand theatre show of all time” by the Standard. 

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican this month. The show, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, has already been dubbed “the most in-demand theatre show of all time” by the Standard. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presents an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production. ‘Hamlet’ tells the story of a country arming itself for war as a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. It’s going to be another astounding year for visual special effects for the Twins FX. Check out www.thetwinsfx.com.

JULY 2015.......The Twins FX are part of the creative team bringing Stephen Mulhern back to his Butlin?s roots with a brand new show for summer 2015

JULY 2015.......The Twins FX are part of the creative team bringing Stephen Mulhern back to his Butlin’s roots with a brand new show for summer 2015.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team bringing Stephen Mulhern back to his Butlin’s roots with a brand new show for summer 2015. The former Redcoat and host of ‘Britain's Got More Talent’ and ‘Catchphrase’ returns with an exclusive show filled with magic, surprises and games to make you laugh out loud. Anything could happen and most probably will! Check out www.Butlins.com

June 2015

JUNE 2015......The Twins FX have just launched a brand new websites ‘The Twins FX’ and 'special-effects-hire.com' The Twins FX web sites are the home of an extraordinary collection of special effects, characters and creations, all available to add the ‘wow' factor to just about any production, event or live show.

The Twins FX have just launched a brand new websites ‘The Twins FX’ and 'special-effects-hire.com' The Twins FX web sites are the home of an extraordinary collection of special effects, characters and creations, all available to add the ‘wow' factor to just about any production, event or live show. Created by multi-award winning The Twins FX, the leading company operating in the field of theatrical special effects, illusions and animatronics, this revolutionary company combines personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivaled dedication to excellence. The Twins FX deliver exceptional effects and turn ideas into reality. Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, we produce amazing special effects to create intimate and powerful entertainment experiences. Our creations are tailor-made to suit your needs. We make the impossible... possible.

MAY 2015... Aladdin Rocks at Butlins

MAY 2015....... Aladdin Rocks at Butlins. The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Butlin's new production, Aladdin Rocks. The show tells the story of a poor street urchin, Aladdin, who discovers a magic lamp and a whole new world of wonders and adventure.

Aladdin Rocks The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind Butlin's new production, Aladdin Rocks. The show tells the story of a poor street urchin, Aladdin, who discovers a magic lamp and a whole new world of wonders and adventure. Set to an upbeat rock soundtrack, with great costumes, stunning sets and amazing special effects from TheTwins FX – plus Paul Burling (from Britain’s Got Talent) as the voice of the Genie. It really is a production to be proud of. Backstage can see up to 40 team working to put on the show with 15 performers, technical crew, make-up and hair artists, wardrobe team and production managers making the magic happen.  After five months of production the show went live during our February half-term break this year and has entertained over 132,000 guests since! I don’t want to give too much away, but if you do visit Butlin’s this Summer. The production is amazing and the illusions are spectacular, rivalling some seen in the West End and Broadway.

April 2015 The Twins FX and Benidorm Palace have taken things again to a whole new level this year.

APRIL 2015........ The Twins FX and Benidorm Palace have taken things again to a whole new level this year.

The Twins FX and Benidorm Palace have taken things again to a whole new level this year. The Benidorm Palace has a capacity of over 1,600 and a stage over 21 metres wide. It’s an amazing venue......The new show, called “Q" opens in June and will leave you speechless - literally! David Moore, the Artistic and Creative Director quotes: “This year's show is going to be like none other - totally unique, more modern and very technical. But what makes this show extraordinary is the involvement of The TwinsFX, the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual effects. The show stretches the boundaries to create exciting and innovative entertainment, and is in a completely different league to previous years - will want to go again and again... How are we going to top that next year?”

MARCH 2015......P&O Britannia is the fleet?s newest and largest ship and

MARCH 2015......P&O Britannia is the fleet’s newest and largest ship and has just set sail on its first cruise. The Twins FX are showcasing brand new effects on this wonderful ship.

MARCH 2015......P&O Britannia is the fleet’s newest and largest ship and has just set sail on its first cruise. Built exclusively for Britain, this modern cruise ship is designed with the British cruiser in mind, and features the largest Union Flag in the world proudly displayed on her bow. This large ship has space enough for 3,600 passengers, with 4 swimming pools, 13 bars, restaurants and cafes spread across 15 passenger decks. The ship is decorated in a contemporary style, with a stunning atrium and comfortable cabins available for single passengers, couples and families. The Britannia also has a 936-seat, modern state of the art theatre, and this is where, in conjunction with Qdos Entertainment, The Twins FX are showcasing brand new effects. Watch this space for more news……..........................

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM, A Cameron Mackintosh / Michael Harrison presentation of the exhilarating musical. Barnum follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The Tour is non-stop around the UK and continues until August 2015...... Check out www.barnummusical.com Yet again The TwinsFX are supplying effects for one of the top venues in Europe -The Benidorm Palace. This is a magnificent venue with a world class show straight from Las Vegas, featuring a variety of original, top artistes from around the world. The Benidorm Palace has a capacity of over 1,600 and a stage over 21 metres wide. It’s an amazing venue...... It’s going to be an astounding year for special effects….

FEBRUARY 2015.....The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM, A Cameron Mackintosh / Michael Harrison presentation of the exhilarating musical.

What the papers are saying about us?..

JANUARY 2015 .... Brand New effects including a full size, walking, animatronic T-Rex....What the papers are saying about us…..

“The special effects were full-on theatre magic” The Northern Echo

“A Flying Sleigh plus Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and the dinosaur bring yet more gasps from the audience” Evening Chronicle

“Amazing special effects” Independent

“Spectacular” The Stage

“A Flying Sleigh plus Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and the dinosaur bring yet more gasps from the audience” Evening Chronicle

The T-REX is simply amazing” The Sun

“A sky-high helicopter trip to the Land of the Giants that out-rivals anything in Miss Saigon” The Stage

DECEMBER 2014

DECEMBER 2014...... Jeff Wayne's musical version of “The War of the Worlds”, starts an arena tour this December with The Twins FX on the creative team, supplying the visual special effects for the Tour.

Jeff Wayne's musical version of “The War of the Worlds”, starts an arena tour this December with The Twins on the creative team, supplying the visual special effects for the Tour. The all new live production will contain exciting new ingredients, as well as some of the most iconic elements returning, including a 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience, and scanning them with its bug-like eyes, as it 'lands' on centre stage. Special effects and illusions never attempted in Arenas before include a world first 'levitation' and the Martian Fighting Machine's 'incineration' of a cast member, contribute to the all-encompassing experience that is The War of The Worlds. Internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson heads the cast and will be seen in the new production in 3D holography portraying the role of George Herbert. The groundbreaking, full body, live action 3D hologram is an extraordinary performance from Liam, who interacts with the live performers, including passing objects between hologram and reality! “It's great to be part of such a big production and we look forward to the Twins team being on tour” Paul commented. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds tours major arenas around the world. Click with us www.thetwinsfx.com or www.thewaroftheworlds.com

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The Twins FX are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons, having helped to break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. 2013 was an amazing year for brand new effects at The Twins FX including a helicopter that

NOVEMBER 2014 ......The Twins FX are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons, having helped to break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. It's going to be a giant year for effects.....

The Twins FX are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons, having helped to break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. 2013 was an amazing year for brand new effects at The Twins FX including a helicopter that flies over the audience, a fully animatronic crocodile and a 12 metre tall giant…. The Twins FX have also been nominated for the Dorset Business Awards; these awards celebrate the achievements of Dorset’s most vibrant companies and provide visible and valuable recognition for the entire company. Fingers crossed for 27th November at The Dorset Business Award’s Gala Dinner. Check out www.dorsetbusinessawards.co.uk So watch this space - it’s going to be another giant year for special effects............

The Twins FX have appeared in ITV?s new hit show ?Keep it in the Family?. Recorded in September, the show will be broadcast on November 16th 2014 at 7pm.

OCTOBER 2014.....The Twins FX have appeared in ITV’s new hit show “Keep it in the Family”. Recorded in September, the show will be broadcast on November 16th 2014 at 7pm.

The Twins FX have appeared in ITV’s new hit show “Keep it in the Family”. Recorded in September, the show will be broadcast on November 16th 2014 at 7pm. "Keep it in the Family" is the brand new prime time family gameshow from ITV studios, hosted by Bradley Walsh, brought to you by the Producers of The X Factor. In the programme, two families of four battle it out over a series of rounds for the chance to win an amazing array of prizes including a fantastic family holiday! But in a unique twist, it's not the parents who will be calling the shots as in this show the kids are in charge and that means anything could happen. Families work together to win great prizes, but they must decide to drop or swap to keep them in the family. The programme features Coronation Street's Antony Cotton, Kym Marsh, Bruno Langley, Samia Ghadie, Brooke Vincent and Mikey North. Check out www.itvstudios.com

SEPTEMBER 2014 The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM, A Cameron Mackintosh / Michael Harrison presentation of the exhilarating musical.

SEPTEMBER 2014...The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM, A Cameron Mackintosh / Michael Harrison presentation of the exhilarating musical.

The Twins FX are part of the creative team behind the U.K tour of BARNUM, A Cameron Mackintosh / Michael Harrison presentation of the exhilarating musical. Barnum follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that Chairy was the practical one who made Barnum’s dreams come true.  We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and excitement, and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth. Barnum is a ‘BIG, SHARP, WITTY, BREATHTAKING, AND EMOTIONAL’ (The Observer) show starring Brian Conley (Oliver!, Hairspray, Jolson) and Linzi Hateley (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Misérables). The Tour is non-stop around the UK and continues until August 2015. Check out www.barnummusical.com

CBBC?s ?Show me, Show Me? stars Chris and Pui have produced and star in their brand new show which starts touring in September. The Twins FX have been involved in this production....

AUGUST 2014......CBBC’s “Show me, Show Me” stars Chris and Pui have produced and star in their brand new show which starts touring in September. The Twins FX have been involved in this great production.

CBBC’s “Show me, Show Me” stars Chris and Pui have produced and star in their brand new show which starts touring in September. The Twins FX have been involved in this great production which kicks off in Bournemouth at the Pavilion Theatre. We are thrilled to be suppling effects for this unique, fast moving family show. The show is travelling across the U.K including Warrington, Horsham, Camberley, Lewisham, Cheltenham, Taunton, Redhill, Truro, Solihull and Ellesmere Port. More dates for 2015 coming soon! Check out out ..www.chrisandpui.com

JULY 2014....For the first time, The Twins FX ?Flying without wires? system has been premiered in a production in Sydney, Australia.

For the first time, The Twins FX “Flying without wires” system has been premiered in a production in Sydney, Australia. The team when out to Sydney in June ready for the show rehearsals and production run, which ends at the end of July. The show, ‘Snow White’, is now breaking box office records at the State theatre in the city. Snow White – Winter Family Musical is an updated contemporary version of the classic fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Pantomine. The sets and costumes are guaranteed to be spectacular and the show has phenomenal special effects provided by “The Twins FX”. What the papers are saying …. “the best onstage flying illusion I have every seen, and I’ve seen a lot. Forget Mary Poppins, this is the real thing. Western Daily “Wicked show” www.m.shm.com “Stunning effects Amazing show” The Mail

JULY 2014.......For the first time, The Twins FX “Flying without wires” system has been premiered in a production in Sydney, Australia.

The Twins FX and Benidorm Palace have taken things to a whole new level this year.

The Benidorm Palace has a capacity of over 1,600 and a stage over 21 metres wide. It’s an amazing venue...... The new show, called "EFEX" opened in June and will leave you speechless - literally! David Moore, the Artistic and Creative Director quotes: “This year's show is going to be like none other - totally unique, more modern and very technical. But what makes this show extraordinary is the involvement of The TwinsFX, one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual effects. The show stretches the boundaries to create exciting and innovative entertainment, and is in a completely different league to previous years - you will be left in awe asking "how did they do that?” and will want to go again and again... How are we going to top that next year?

JUNE 2014.....The Twins FX and Benidorm Palace have taken things to a whole new level this year.

Snow White Pantomine goes to Australia in July 2014, with the Twins FX providing the effects!

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions are proud to announce the Australian launch of Snow White – Winter Family Musical at the State Theatre in Sydney, July 2014. Following on from her success as judge and producer on season one of So You Think You Can Dance US and a judge for three seasons on hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Bonnie Lythgoe will soon be showcasing her producing and directing skills down under.   Snow White – Winter Family Musical is an updated contemporary version of the classic fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto.  A Panto is known for its interactive style and humour that appeals to everyone . At its best; Panto also encourages and insists on audience participation to create hysterically funny, raucous, noisy entertainment that is fun for everyone in the family. The sets and costumes are guaranteed to be spectacular and Snow White will have spectacular special effects provided by “The Twins FX”. The Twins FX's are one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual special effects worldwide. We can also expect to see a stellar line up of international celebrities in the star studded Australian cast of  “Snow White - Winter Family Musical”.

MAY 2014.....Snow White Pantomine goes to Australia in July 2014, with the Twins FX providing the effects!

With only a few more weeks for nominations left, it’s your last chance to vote for the The TwinsFX!

APRIL 2014...... With only a few more weeks for nominations left, it’s your last chance to vote for the The TwinsFX!

The Technical Theatre Awards have been created to highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies working within the theatre industry, and the products and services used by them every day. The TTAs offer all individuals and companies recognition for the time and commitment that they dedicate to the arts. So vote now for the The TwinsFX....... www.technicaltheatreawards.com

The TwinsFX are supply new effects for one of the top shows in Europe

MARCH 2014……….The TwinsFX are supplying new effects for one of the top shows in Europe.

The TwinsFX are supplying new effects for one of the top shows in Europe. The Benidorm Palace is a magnificent venue with a world class show straight from Las Vegas, featuring a variety of original, top artistes from around the world. The Benidorm Palace has a capacity of over 1,600 and a stage over 21 metres wide. It’s an amazing venue...... The TwinsFX team will fly out in April and will be on site for a month. “It’s going to be an amazing show; we have some fantastic effects and illusions”. So what’s in store at the Benidorm Palace? Appearing, disappearing, cutting in half and even flying. Watch this space - it’s going to be an astounding year for special effects at the Palace............ Click with www.benidorm-palace.com

The TwinsFX have helped break box office records for Robin Cousins' ICE

FEBRUARY 2014…...The TwinsFX have helped break box office for Robin Cousins' ICE.

The TwinsFX have helped break box office records for Robin Cousins’ ICE. The olympic champion and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice has hand-picked the greatest ice skaters and creative team from around the globe to bring his incredible new production to life. TheTwinsFX have brought some ‘WOW’ moments to the show, including the puzzling appearance of a skater. Dynamic and atmospheric, Robin Cousins’ ICE will draw you into its unique world, where world class skaters glide, soar, flip, appear, disappear and fly in a truly theatrical setting. ICE features a powerful soundtrack of original music and reworked modern classics designed to delight and enthrall. Robin Cousins’ ICE redefines ice skating for a new generation with a spectacular show, the like of which UK theatres have not seen in 30 years. - See more at www.robincousinsice.com

BILL THE CROC

The TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects for over 30 pantomimes and musicals this year

JANUARY 2014…... The TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects for over 30 pantomimes and musicals this year, including venues in Aberdeen, Dartford, Glasgow, Bradford, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Horsham, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Southend, Camberley, Southampton, Stockport, and High Wycombe, helping to break box office records in Christmas productions across the UK.

New for this season we have produced even more WOW effects including a Real R22 helicopter that takes off, hovers on stage, then flies out into the theatre’s auditorium over an astonished, ducking audience! New effects also include a 13m tall bean stalk, a monster sized fully animatronic crocodile and a mega giant, the biggest in a UK theatre to date, who will be causing sheer terror. Here's what the papers are saying about us..... "creating a helicopter flight for Jack which takes him out over the audience – well who needs to climb beanstalks in 2013? Amazing" The Northern Echo "special effects provided by Twins FX provide the wow factor" www.thepublicreviews.com “a collection of ‘wow’ moments from TheTwinsFX” The Journal “Spectacular effects from The TwinsFX” The Stage “the most incredible crocodile you will ever seen” Edinburgh news “terrific special effects” Independent Click with us www.thetwinsfx.com

What the papers are saying about us

DECEMBER 2013 .....What the papers are saying about us..... SPECTACULAR, WOW MOMENTS, INCREDIBLE" DECEMBER 2013

What the papers are saying about us..... "creating a helicopter flight for Jack which takes him out over the audience – well who needs to climb beanstalks in 2013? Amazing" The Northern Echo "special effects provided by Twins FX provide the wow factor" www.thepublicreviews.com “a collection of ‘wow’ moments from TheTwinsFX” The Journal “a magic carpet special effect that has to be seen to be believed and even then you don't believe it?” 5 STARS whatonstage.com “Spectacular effects from The TwinsFX” The Stage “the most incredible crocodile you will ever seen” Edinburgh news “terrific special effects” Independent We wish you and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. www.thetwinsfx.com

NOVEMBER 2013 TwinsFX are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons

NOVEMBER 2013 TwinsFX are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons...........

The TwinsFX visual special effects helped break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. 2012 was an amazing year for brand new effects at The Twins FX including a 7 metre tall animatronic sliverback gorilla, a 12m long animatronic Snake and a brand new flying effect called the “Revolver”, to name but a few. So what’s in store for 2013? Watch this space - it’s going to be a giant year for special effects............

The TwinsFX brought a breath of fresh air into Iceland foods managers' conference in the ICC

OCTOBER 2013 The TwinsFX brought a breath of fresh air into Iceland foods managers' conference in the ICC, Birmingham.

The TwinsFX brought a breath of fresh air into Iceland foods managers’ conference in the ICC, Birmingham, from appearing, disappearing, cutting in half directors and even flying a director over the audience and spinning them 360! Iceland and TheTwinsFX brought ‘WOW’ effects to underline key messages for the year ahead at Iceland Food. “Amazing” and “unbelievable” are just a few of the comments which came from the Iceland audience

Talented bunch of students from Bournemouth University’s Model Makers course

It's has been a great 6 months for a talented bunch of students from Bournemouth University’s Model Makers course. From 1st years to 3rd years the standard has been very high... A big thank you to Seb, Caz, Steph, Miranda, Bex, Peter, Sophie, Alex, Graham, and Jack, to name but a few..........

SEPTEMBER 2013 It's has been a great 6 months for a talented bunch of students from Bournemouth University’s Model Makers course.

We've been nominated for 2 exclusive, high profile industry awards

AUGUST 2013 Don’t miss the deadline.......

With only a few more weeks of voting left, it’s your last chance to vote for the The Twins! We have been nominated for 2 exclusive, high profile industry awards. The Technical Theatre Awards have been created to highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies working within the theatre industry, and the products and services used by them every day. The TTAs offer all individuals and companies recognition for the time and commitment that they dedicate to the arts. We have been nominated for the following ....... The “AVW” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation The "StageBitz" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prop Making So vote now for the The Twins FX http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/vote/

JULY 2013 The Twins FX have just launched a brand new website 'special-effects-hire.com'

JULY 2013 The Twins FX have just launched a brand new website 'special-effects-hire.com'

The Twins FX hire is the home of an extraordinary collection of special effects, characters and creations, all available for hire to add the ‘wow' factor to just about any production, event or live show. Created by multi-award winning The Twins FX, one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical special effects, illusions and animatronics, this revolutionary hire service combines personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivaled dedication to excellence. We deliver exceptional effects and turn ideas into reality. Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, we produce amazing special effects to create intimate and powerful entertainment experiences. Our creations are tailor-made to suit your needs. We make the impossible... possible. Click with The Twins FX Hire at www.special-effects-hire.com

The Twins FX hire is the home of an extraordinary collection of special effects, characters and creations, all available for hire to add the ‘wow' factor to just about any production, event or live show. Created by multi-award winning The Twins FX, one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical special effects, illusions and animatronics, this revolutionary hire service combines personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivaled dedication to excellence. We deliver exceptional effects and turn ideas into reality. Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, we produce amazing special effects to create intimate and powerful entertainment experiences. Our creations are tailor-made to suit your needs. We make the impossible... possible. Click with The Twins FX Hire at www.special-effects-hire.com or click on the red button at the top of the page!

JUNE 2013, We have been nominated for 2 exclusive, high profile industry awards!

JUNE 2013, we have been nominated for 2 exclusive, high profile industry awards!

The voting has just opened and you can vote for The Twins FX in The Technical Theatre Awards, created to highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies working within the theatre industry, and the products and services used by them every day. The TTAs offer all individuals and companies recognition for the time and commitment that they dedicate to the arts. We have been nominated for the following ....... The “AVW” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation The "StageBitz" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prop Making So please vote for the The Twins FX http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/vote/

The Happy couple!

MAY 2013 Congratulations to Gideon and Sarah on there engagement, Gideon and Sarah are part of the team of model makers at The Twins FX!

MAY 2013 Congratulations to Gideon and Sarah on there engagement, Gideon and Sarah are part of the team of model makers at The Twins FX!

The talented couple have already worked on Wallace and Gromit and “The Pirates, In an Adventure with Scientists" amongst others. We wish them the best of luck and a very happy future! “Demons” the famous Greek Rock Opera by Nikos Karvela, with lyrics by Stavros Sideras, has just finished its extended run in Athens, breaking all box office records! The team at The Twins FX brought unique effects to the stage in a brand new version of the rock opera. Vissi starred in the title role directed by Yannis Kaklea, 22 years after the first successful production. "Demons" will continue to captivate a new generation in 2013 -2014, so watch this space.........

Getting ready !

APRIL 2013 BLACKBERRY'S

APRIL 2013, The Twins FX have been involved in the “Keep Moving Projects”, an innovative project by BlackBerry to spark brilliant new ideas between creative megastars and their fans.

The Twins FX have been involved in the “Keep Moving Projects”, an innovative project by BlackBerry to spark brilliant new ideas between creative megastars and their fans. The goal? To create new artworks in which fans play a key role. The BlackBerry’s Keep Moving Projects are inviting people all over the world to collaborate with one of the biggest names in movie-making: Robert Rodrigues.To celebrate, Blackberry asked the top special-effects companies including The Twins FX to tell us what the perfect monster looks and sounds like. The Twins FX have loved being part of such a wonderful project. Click below to watch Gary and Paul from The Twins Fx share some of their ideas about creating a monster....... http://www.guardian.co.uk/blackberry-keep-moving/video/how-to-create-a-monster-video

Anna Vissi and the Demon

We have been travelling this month, to Italy, and we are now in Greece

MARCH 2013. We have been travelling this month, to Italy, and we are now in Greece, bringing our unique special effects to the stage in a brand new rock opera.

The famous Greek Rock Opera “Demons”, by Nikos Karvela, with lyrics by Stavros Sideras, is a breath-taking piece of theatre, and very unique. Anna Vissi stars in the title role directed by Yannis Kaklea. 22 years after the first successful production, "Demons" will continue to captivate a new generation in March 2013. "Its great to be part of such a big production and we look forward to the Twins FX team creating the wow factor!” Paul commented.

Also, we have been chosen for the third Customer Focus for CFS Fibre Glass. Please click here http://cfsfibreglass.blogspot.gr/2013/02/customer-focus-twins-fx.html

2012 was an amazing year for brand new effects

2012 was an amazing year for brand new effects. The TwinsFX visual special effects helped break box office records across the UK last year, so we thought we would show you some photographs of our effects in action! This effect was so popular that we made 3 more for 2013. It allows a performer to appear from an empty stack of cases or boxes anywhere! These effects are part of our hire stock.

FEBRUARY 2013. An amazing year for brand new effects.

The TwinsFX visual special effects helped break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK this year. 2012 was an amazing year

JANUARY 2013. The TwinsFX visual special effects helped break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. 2012 was an amazing year!

The TwinsFX visual special effects helped break box office records for Christmas productions across the UK last year. 2012 was an amazing year for brand new effects at The Twins FX including a 7 metre tall animatronic sliverback Gorilla, a 12m long animatronic Snake and a brand new flying effect called the “Revolver” to name but a few. At the Theatre Royal Newcastle, latest figures reveal that ticket sales for Aladdin, the Theatre Royal’s 2012/13 pantomime became the best-selling panto in the Theatre’s history partly due to the amazing special effects. What’s more, nearly 30,000 tickets have already been sold for next year’s show Jack and the Beanstalk, a new record for advance pantomime sales. Some more great news; The Twins FX have been put forward for a number of theatre land awards this year so which this space....... Here are what the papers are saying about The Twins FX.... “From flying cars to smoke-breathing sea monsters, this year’s pantomime at Birmingham’s Hippodrome is nothing short of spectacular “ The Coventry telegraph “frankincensational special effects” www.walesonline.co.uk “a spectacular flying motorcycle” The Telegraph and Argus “The special effects alone set this pantomime apart from other productions” www.uktheatre.net “a flying car, a fantastic first-act closer” Whatsonstage.com “some terrific special effects” Independent www.thetwinsfx.com www.twinsworldwideltd.com

Little Ernie

TwinsFX, are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons ahead!

NOVEMBER 2012. TwinsFX, are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons ahead! The TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects on over 35 pantomimes and musicals.

TwinsFX, are preparing for one of their busiest Christmas seasons ahead! The TwinsFX have been planning and manufacturing special effects on over 35 pantomimes and musicals which include venues in Aberdeen, Poole, Glasgow, Bradford, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sunderland, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Southend, Northampton, Southampton, High Wycombe and Portsmouth. The TwinsFX visual special effects will be helping to break box office records in Christmas productions across the UK this year. 2012 has been an amazing year for brand new effects at The Twins FX including a 7 metre tall animatronic sliverback Gorilla, a 12m long animatronic Snake and a brand new flying effect called the “Revolver”. Check out www.thetwinsfx.com

eff Wayne's musical version of "The War of the Worlds", starts an arena tour

OCTOBER 2012 Jeff Wayne's musical version of "The War of the Worlds", starts an arena tour this December with The TwinsFX on the creative team, supplying the visual special effects for the Tour.

Jeff Wayne's musical version of “The War of the Worlds”, starts an arena tour this December with The TwinsFX on the creative team, supplying the visual special effects for the Tour. The all new live production will contain exciting new ingredients, as well as some of the most iconic elements returning, including a 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience, and scanning them with its bug-like eyes, as it 'lands' on centre stage. Special effects and illusions never attempted in Arenas before include a world first 'levitation' and the Martian Fighting Machine's 'incineration' of a cast member, contribute to the all-encompassing experience that is The War of The Worlds. Internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson heads the cast and will be seen in the new production in 3D holography portraying the role of George Herbert. The groundbreaking, full body, live action 3D hologram is an extraordinary performance from Liam, who interacts with the live performers, including passing objects between hologram and reality! “It's great to be part of such a big production and we look forward to the Twins FX team being on tour” Paul commented. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds tours major arenas around the world. Click with us www.thetwinsfx.com or www.thewaroftheworlds.com

Take Me Out !

SEPTEMBER 2012 The Twins FX are creating special effects for the new series of ITV’s hit Saturday night Television show “Take Me Out”.

The Twins FX are creating special effects for the new series of ITV’s hit Saturday night Television show “Take Me Out”. “Take Me Out” is an award winning British comedy dating show hosted by Paddy McGuinness. The objective of the show is for a single man to gain a date with one of thirty single women. “It's great to work on such a fun show; there is a great buzz in the studio” commented Gary. Watch out for the new series coming to your TV screen soon.

The New Guys !

The New Guys!

AUGUST 2012 The Twins Fx have two new model makers joining the 7 strong team this month.

The TwinsFx have two new model makers joining the 7 strong team this month. With the Twins FX's ever increasing work load Gideon and Sarah have come straight from Aardman Animations to help out. Gideon Bohannon and Sarah Fisher's work credits include Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and the blockbuster movie “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” “It's crazy here but we both love it” commented Gideon. “They even let me make the tea” added Sarah. Check the guys out at www.Gideonbohannon.co.uk http://sarahfishermakes.blogspot.co.uk

Going for Gold !

GOING FOR GOLD ! JULY 2012

JULY 2012 We are going for gold this month.

Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, The Twins FX have created amazing special effects this month which have been designed and manufactured to suit our clients’ needs. The deadlines have been tight but all effects have been delivered on time ready for the mammoth rehearsal schedule! Watch this space for more information......... Halikarnas update; The Twins FX are creating special effects in new production shows at Halikarnas, the legendary club of Bodrum, Turkey. All show are now up and running after 2 weeks with the productions in the venue. “Amazing”; “unbelievable”; these are just a few of the comments which have come from the audience at Halikarnas. Check out www.halikarnas.com or www.thetwinsfx.com

The legend is strengthened

Halikarnas holds its place as one of the best clubs in the World, but now with a brand new design, a new concept, cutting edge sound, lighting systems and visual special effects, the legend is strengthened.  The shows are tailor made for Halikarnas, introducing an entertainment style unparalleled in Turkey. Behind these fantastic shows are some brilliant names of the creative world: the Halikarnas shows are directed by Gary Lloyd and Arthur Gourounlian, the best directors / choreographers of the global showbiz world. The Twins FX provided the very best in visual special effects for Halikarnas and look forward to the forthcoming season. Check out www.halikarnas.com or www.thetwinsfx.com

JUNE 2012 The Twins FX are creating special effects in new production shows at Halikarnas, the legendary club of Bodrum, Turkey.

Vampirette is a fang-tastic brand new musical.

MAY 2012 The Twins FX are creating magical special effects in the new production this month, the creative pair are at the Manchester Opera House, as part of Manchester Get it First, Vampirette is a fang-tastic brand new musical that gives you a bite of blood curdling fun.   The show has had some great press so far.... click here

“I wont spoil it, but the bit before the interval, amazing!” ticket master "complete with flying bats soaring over the front rows of the stalls, impressive special effects” city life “Funny night out, act one finale and the evening’s best scene, complete with flying” Manchester Theatre Awards “It’s definitely a musical with bite” Mancunian Matters The Twins FX are one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual special effects, illusions and animatronics, combining personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivaled dedication to excellence. www.thetwinsfx.com

The Twins are part of the creative team behind Vampirette a musical comedy

APRIL 2012 The Twins are part of the creative team behind Vampirette a musical comedy – a vampire love story. You’ll go batty at this wickedly funny new musical in May at The Opera House, Manchester.

The Twins are part of the creative team behind Vampirette a musical comedy – a vampire love story. Life sucks when you’re young – but try being a vampire too, it’s a real pain in the neck! Vampi isn’t your typical vampire, she dreams of a normal life; boys, fashion – having a reflection! But she soon shows us that just because you’re ‘undead’ doesn’t mean you can’t have a life! This brand new musical which promises excitement, rock anthems, classic romantic ballads plus a host of incredible effects, including a flying vampires, making this show a spooktakular! You’ll go batty at this wickedly funny new musical in May at The Opera House, Manchester. www.vampirettethemusical.com

The Twins together

FEBRUARY 2012 The Twin have been in Italy for the last 2 weeks working with Dan and Dean from fashion house Dsquared2, at Milan?s fashion week

FEBRUARY 2012 Twin have been in Italy for the last 2 weeks working with Dan and Dean from fashion house Dsquared2, at Milan’s fashion week.

The Twin FX have been in Italy for the last 2 weeks working with Dan and Dean from fashion house Dsquared2, at Milan’s fashion week. “We really wanted to present our new collection in a very different way, rather than in the showroom or on the catwalk. It’s Milan Fashion week so we wanted to bring some special effects and mystery to our new collection,” said the brand’s founder and designer, Dan Caten. Dan, together with his twin brother Dean and The Twins FX, entertained guests with a performance of special effects and illusions. 
“When they asked me if I wanted to join them on the stage I replied ‘Are you joking? Ask Renzo!’” said British designer Neil Barrett with a laugh, referring to Diesel chief Renzo Rosso, sitting in the front-row at the show. 
Dsquared2 collections have conquered a worldwide audience and, owing to their natural stylistic maturity, have become more chic and sophisticated while maintaining sexy and provocative traits. DSQUARED2 is a favourite amongst top notch fashion magazine editorials and publications including Vogue, Elle and GQ. Their celebrity client list is second to none, and includes Paris Hilton, Dita Von Teese, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Madonna. “Dean and Dan are always known for their lavish show productions and fun, tongue-in-cheek themes, but this time, they really outdid themselves” GlamUK.co.uk “Stunning show” Time out, Milan Check out www.thetwinsfx.com www.thetwinsfx.co.uk or www.dsquared2.com

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