I’m thinking of starting up a theatre company, for several different reasons, with a collaborator I work with a lot. Been researching and come across a few interesting articles including this one… some interesting points raised and suggestions, and some very interesting comments too… hmm, gets me thinking…
What an exciting chat I had with Rose Bridge Theatre company director Adam Morris yesterday evening. We viewed The Courtyard theatre in Hoxton, where we are doing A Midsummer Nights Dream in August.
The Pleasance Theatre, studio space. April / May 2013.
Let Them Call It Mischief Theatre Company.
Directed by Danny Wainwright.
What a fun, bawdy play, and a great design process with Danny. This was the second time Danny and I worked together, after great reviews for ‘The Alchemist’ at the White Bear Theatre the year before.
The set had to fulfill so many different locations, with action and locations moving and swapping at an extremely fast pace!
We played up to the art deco setting with a clean sharp structure. This 3D interactive backdrop acted as buildings, a street, walls inside a house, garden gates, windows, doors, cupboards and many more! It was fun to play with characters hiding, jumping out and moving from scene to scene by moving through the structure from one to another of it’s three sections.
Reviews of the set spoke of ”a rather gorgeous, flamboyant yet simple set to play with” (onestoparts.com)
and the design being “clean and stylish” (viewsfromthegods.co.uk)
A full on and fantastic start to the year - I did a week long physical theatre and devising course with Theatre Ad infinitum. It was a fantastic week and I learnt so much about devising from a performer and director point of view. It certainly started me on the right path that has led forward to now with my next project working on a devised design process for my production in April 2014 at The Yard Theatre.
I started the year full of energy and very inspired!