Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Great Gatsby

Adaptation and Director: Lewis Barfoot
Composer: Adam Gerber
Choreographer: Steve Kirkham
Designer: Hannah Boothman
Assistant Designer: Natalia Alverez
AV Designer: Joe Stathers
Lighting Designer: Alan Valentine
With YMT, South Hill Park 2016.

Gatsby sketchbook // RESEARCH


I worked as Design Assistant to Ryan Dawson-Laight, on this amazing new musical, set in a chip shop!


More textile details from Hansel and Gretel

Shibori style dyeing became a large theme within the visuals of Hansel and Gretel, along with many textures being added on to the work, layer after layer.

Shibori Dyed Silver Birch

Silver Birch re-creation with Shibori style tie dye techniques. From Hansel and Gretel, with Bamboozle Theatre.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Trailer for... 'Not The End of The World'

I got a lovely email last week, which included a link to the trailer of the show I worked on in Edinburgh last year; 'Not The End Of The World'. The director, Charlotte, has done a wonderful job of editing the film together, and it has lots of great shots of the wonderful music and drama... do have a watch!

I did a blog post recently with some of my photographs of the costume making, you can have a look at that here

A new musical..
Original story by Geraldine McCaughrean
Composed by Sonum Batra
Lyrics by David Francis
Book by Charlotte Conquest
Produced by Youth Music Theatre uk

Director Charlotte Conquest
Designer Ryan Dawson Laight
Musical Director Sonum Batra
Choreographer Stuart Winter
Sound Designer Matt Eaton
Design Associate Hannah Boothman
Assistant Musical Director Nick Jeavons
Lighting Design by Joe Stathers
Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson
Assistant Director Josie Charles

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Bassett, Scenic Painting

The other week, I did a lovely little  job for Hannah Sibai. She has designed 'Bassett', at the Crucible, Sheffield, and I painted the set for her.

On the inside, we see the  school classroom setting, and the outer sections were a good brick selection.

It was a really good couple of days work, and a real pleasure to realise Hannah's design for her. 


Here are some details from the brass band costumes I've been responsible for, as assistant designer for COAL, choreographed by Gary Clarke, designed by Ryan Dawson-Laight.

I've been working on this wonderful show, assisting Ryan over the past few months, helping to pull together a large collection of costumes. It's been such a treat to work on such an important show, remembering not only the Miner's Strike, but the solidaritary of the mining communities, and all of our shared industrial heritage.
The show is coming to cast in Doncaster this Saturday, before heading to London, Newcastle, Newport and Nottingham in the coming weeks, so there are plenty of chances to see this show, that really cannot be missed.
More photos from the show, and details of the tour dates can be seen here

Costume Making for The Pajama Game

A recent costume interpretation project, making a collection of overcoat work aprons, designed by Ryan Dawson-Laight for 'The Pajama Game'

Costume Design by Ryan Dawson-Laight, for 'The Pajama Game'.

Costume Making for A Midsummer Nights Dream

A recent costume interpretation project, making dance costumes inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', for Ryan Dawson-Laight.

 The pattern that I drafted for the project.

 Costume Design by Ryan Dawson-Laight.

A photograph from the fitting.