Monday, 18 November 2013

King Lear

So a month ago, I started back at work at Rocket Scenery, where I have done some scenic painting before. This time, we were working on King Lear for the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Photographs by Johan Persson, with more to see at

The set, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, involved giant wooden columns that encased the stage. Extending high into the rafters, they had a dignified surrounding them as they stood observing the environment.

Here we see some of the columns in the foreground, with the breeze blocks in the background; mid-reveal!

And then, painted black again.

Developing the texture on the columns.

I was also doing breeze blocks for the surrounds of the stage. Much measuring and texturing happened... a good test in accurate measuring and fast working.