Friday, 26 August 2011

Giffords Circus Revisited...
So I headed back to the Cotswolds to see Giffords Circus's eagerly anticipated production of War and Peace. 

My sets and painted backdrops were thankfully all still standing and looked fantastic so I could settle back and enjoy the show...

                                   ...and what a show it was..

As the show drew to a close and the stars appeared in the sky above, I couldn't help but look to the future and next year when I can work for Giffords Circus again.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Production photos from a Midsummer Night's Dream

More photos showcasing the set design work behind this outdoor production:

 An archway I made out of twisting strips of withy around a tree trunk.
Different sections and panels of withy and material woven together, enclosed a circular area for the actors to perform in.

At night, by fairylight...

 I hand-sewed large patchwork panels, then weathered and spray-painted... create canopies for action to take place under.
 The exterior...
 ...and interior of the church where more action takes place.