Excited to be designing for a really fascinating project in a huge empty shop in Sheffield with The Bare Project. I’ll be heading up the design team that will be transforming the empty shop into an immersive theatrical space in which stories of the Sheffield people are collected over September. These stories will later be collated and put together to inform a performance which will take place in the warren of rooms behind the shop (pictured above!) The project is called Time Passes. Listen. and is based on the stories of the people explored in Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood - read more details here http://thebareproject.me/current-projects/
5:40 am • 22 August 2014
Lucy custom rod puppet. She’s a sassy lady!
5:32 am • 22 August 2014
Lucy rod puppet commission in the making
5:28 am • 22 August 2014
Concept for a design job I recently applied for
5:22 am • 22 August 2014
Image I made from a sketch I drew whilst on holiday with my boyfriend in the Highlands this week.
6:24 am • 30 June 2014 • 2 notes
Beki - Custom doll puppet commission
7:27 pm • 19 June 2014
Scenery I’ve just built for Duck Egg Theatre’s youth production of Marat/Sade
6:51 pm • 19 June 2014 • 1 note
Beautiful photographs taken of Bolero at Nottingham playhouse, taken by Julian Hughes
7:21 am • 11 June 2014 • 1 note
Olivia - Puppet commission.
She has adjustable limbs and a weighted bottom to sit upright.
6:18 pm • 3 June 2014
Production photos of Bolero
Director Michael Pinchbeck
Designer Sarah Lewis
An assassin raises his gun.
A conductor raises his baton.
A piece of music that lasts 17 minutes has begun.
In 1928, Maurice Ravel wrote Bolero in Paris. In 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean danced to it at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Eight years later the stadium where they won gold was bombed. Working with the music as a bridge between these two stories, Nottingham writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck (The Ashes) takes a journey from Paris to Sarajevo, from 1914 to 1994, from the First World War to the Bosnian War.
6:40 am • 3 June 2014
I was commissioned to design the cover of a wedding invitation based on a poster design I created a couple of years ago for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The couple were kind enough to send me the finished products - and here they are!
4:11 am • 28 May 2014 • 2 notes
Neat14 Festival info featuring The Second Minute and Bolero - both of which I’ve had the pleasure of designing! And below, signs ad and flag I’ve being putting together for Bolero today
1:03 pm • 21 May 2014
The Second Minute by Andy Barrett
Production photographs by Robert Day
Now in the middle of a rural tour around the country - http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-second-minute/
Director Giles Croft
Designer Sarah Lewis
Lighting and Sound Designer Steph Bartle
'The past meets the present in this heroic and heart-breaking tale of one soldier’s life in World War One.
1914: Thomas Swann, an innkeeper’s son from rural Nottinghamshire, enlists to fight on the Western Front.
2014: Researcher Laura is drawn ever deeper into Tom’s story, unfolding in chronological order through his letters to and from home; just one yellowing bundle, out of the millions of letters that crossed the channel every week during the long years of war. Will Tom make it through to 1918 – and what good will it do Laura to raise his spirit now?
A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, Andy Barrett has taken letters held in the archive of the Sherwood Foresters and woven them into a spell-binding new play that envelops the heroic and heartbreaking tales of real Notts soldiers and families, told in their own words.’
12:20 pm • 20 May 2014
The concrete wall and gold pelmet of the Bolero set constructed and just getting the last few licks of paint at Nottingham Playhouse - they’ve done an amazing job!
11:47 am • 20 May 2014 • 1 note
Great to see everything coming together with Michael PInchbeck’s Bolero. This was the first trial of costume for the core cast members (striking an excellent pose, so I thought I’d offer them a collective alter ego as the new pop act in town ‘The Boleros’!)
11:42 am • 20 May 2014