February 23, 2017

The idea of the egg for Macbeth for this year's Iris Theatre summer season came from the theme of childlessness in the play.  An egg is a universal symbol of fertility, so I went for an empty egg, lit from behind in order to give a reddish womb-like glow.  The crown in...

October 3, 2016

Fifty-nine productions are a very cool crew.  After completely smashing the projection mapping at the Olympics Opening Ceremony their new project is much more than just a tech-fest (although the state of the art tech does sound pretty exciting to me!). City of Glass is...

June 24, 2016

Merely Theatre are a lovely group of people. They tour round the country with slick, pared-back Shakespeare plays with very little in the way of set or costume, but some fab actors who change parts each night (sometimes Juliet is a man, sometimes she's a woman – it's d...

June 19, 2016

The Collector is about a man who collects butterflies, and eventually decides to kidnap a girl to complete his collection.  A butterfly collection is such a beautiful and striking image, so I knew we had to use that in the poster. I wanted to steer away from anything t...

March 26, 2016

This was a lovely project - I do love children's shows! The challenge with The Hunting of the Snark is that in the original Lewis Carrol poem the Snark is never actually described. I wanted to hint at some sort of monster without showing anything specific, so I added v...

March 17, 2016

Fabric is a hard-hitting one-woman show about some pretty horrendous experiences had by a girl who works in a tailor's shop.  I wanted to avoid creating a poster that was in any way self-pitying – the story is ultimately about a strong woman who has survived, so I didn...

March 5, 2016

 

It was a tough day at work when I realised I'd need to buy four multipacks of smarties in order to make my map of the British Isles for 10,000 Smarties (the title is a metaphor for refugees and migrants entering the UK).

 

The next challenge is what on earth to do now w...

February 12, 2016

 

 

Darknet is set in a tecchie dystopia where sharing your private information has become the main currency.  It follows a few different characters, including a hacker.  It's not a naturalistic play, and I was encouraged to come up with designs which were non-literal. M...

January 30, 2016

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing is set in Sicily, and this will be an outdoor, summery, (hopefully) sunny production, so it was important to get across a feeling of the warm outdoors.  Dan Winder, director of Iris Theatre, asked me to create a design involving orange trees an...

January 27, 2016

 

Great Scott! imagines that a group of conspiracy theorists are trying to persuade the world that Captain Scott was not killed by the cold during his Antarctic mission as history would have us believe, but sacrificed himself saving the world from an alien invasion. The...

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