Theatre scenery and props
As well as designing publicity materials for drama productions, I have also built sets, designed scenery and made props for stage use. These have ranged from flexible scenery to full box sets, and from fire hose reels to a pantomime cow.
For a recent production of ‘Bunkered’ by Lynn Brittney, I created a realistic set of a cold-war era Naval reconnaissance bunker, complete with equipment, fittings and authentic-looking ephemera. The Bunkered set was painted with a blockwork texture and featured fake ventilation trunking and a false ‘corridor’, all punctuated with electrical trunking and pipework.
Lynn Brittney’s script called for several practical props, so I created fictitious M.O.D. manuals, a 1990s-style telephone directory, and radio-controlled naval-style battery lanterns that were bright enough to illuminate the whole stage.