Setting the Stage is a new series of events created by freelance theatre artists. All bookings will be taken via Eventbrite here and all proceeds will go directly to supporting the freelance theatre artists. The talks will be held in our rehearsal space, with strict social distancing measures, every Thursday throughout August and September.
Join Scenic Artist Samantha Fellows as she shares how the process of painting for theatre, from initial designs through to finished sets.
Join Choreographers Matt Cole and Jane McMurtrie as they talk about how they create movement and dance for musicals and live performance.
Join Gary Beestone and Zoe Snow as they discuss how planning and management of theatre and live events is changing and adapting during the current times.
From the National Theatre to the Nation. Scene/Change is a community of Stage Designers taking action for theatre. Join members of Scene/Change as they share how they have created a UK-wide installation by wrapping over 100 venues across the nation in tape to support #MissingLiveTheatre.
Over the past four weeks over 100 closed theatres and venues have been wrapped in tape installations, involving over 400 designers and volunteers. Hear from Designers Simon Kenny (Sweeney Todd, West End and off-Broadway – nominated for the 2017 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical, Ghost Quartet) and Ruth Hall (The Mystery Plays, Blasted, Little Shop of Horrors) and Production Manager Anna Fox (National Theatre) about how their idea of wrapping theatre buildings spread across the nation. This informal talk will go through the process of organising this series of tape installations, from initial concept through to national campaign. Come along to hear more from Scene/Change, ask questions and be involved in the ongoing discussion around #MissingLiveTheatre.
Set and costume designers Rebecca Brower (Preludes) and Libby Todd (The Rink, Wasted) discuss how they approach designing set and costume for musicals and provide an insight into the creative process. This informal talk and Q&A session will cover all aspects of designing set and costumes for musical theatre. Join Rebecca and Libby to gain an insight into the creative process and discover how musicals come to life.
Using sketches, mood boards and models, you will see how a design is formed from an initial idea, and how it develops into the set and costumes for a production.
Join us for an insight into how costumes go from being sketches drawn by a Designer to realised garments ready for the stage. A team of West End Costume Supervisors will explain how costumes are made, hired, fitted and finished ready for performance. Talking about their experiences in the West End, they’ll let you know what goes on behind the scenes in order to bring these costumes to life. More details and booking info TBC.
This practical two hour workshop will give you an introduction to design, making and manipulation of puppets. Puppet Designer Jo Lakin will talk you through the principles of puppeteering, and you will learn how to make your own simple puppet. This workshop will give people interested in puppet-making a foundation that they can then further develop at home.