Visit to MA Theatre Design Final Show @ Wimbledon

Its always inspiring to see graduates’ work, but this particular show was a real credit to the students on the MA Theatre Design program at Wimbledon this year. The discipline of theatre design takes some real skill, as it combines so many factors; interpretation of the narrative, understanding the characters costume, working with the existing theatre stage and its mechanics, setting the mood with lighting, and delivering this all with a strong dramatic stylistic sense. Not for the faint hearted by far.

By using scale models, the students brought all these elements to life and painstakingly captured each scene change with a series of mini environments. Seeing each of the miniature moments gave an insight into the working process of the future theatre designers and a transported you into alternative worlds. The use of scale models also provokes a childlike excitement in anticipation for the eventual scaled up dramatic performance.

Images:

1) 2017 Theatre Design Students

2) Laura Arroyo-Rocha: Medea by Rachel Cusk, Olivier Stage, National Theatre, scale model @ 1.25

3) Itsuki Yoshida: Romeo and Juliet, Sergei Prokofiev's composition for Ballet, Royal Albert Hall, scale model @ 1.50 https://www.itsukiyoshida.com

4) Laura Arroyo-Rocha: Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, scale model @ 1.25

5) Gemma Hollywood: Three Sisters, Anton Chekhov, The Royal Court, Scale model @ 1.25 https://gemmahollywooddesign.com

6) Haruka Nellie Muruyama : Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Leake Street (site specific theatre) scale model @ 1.25

7) Haruka Nellie Muruyama : Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Leake Street (site specific theatre) scale model @ 1.25

8) Gemma Hollywood: Pan’s LabyrinthGuillermo Del Toro, The Roundhouse, scale model @ 1.25 https://gemmahollywooddesign.com

9) Adam Nee: Bugsy Malone, New Wimbledon Theatre, scale model @ 1.25 https://www.imadamnee.com

10) Adam Nee: Street Car Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, scale model @ 1.25 https://www.imadamnee.com

11) Adam Nee: Street Car Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, scale model @ 1.25 https://www.imadamnee.com

12) Adam Nee: Street Car Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, scale model @ 1.25 https://www.imadamnee.com

13) Jane Rankine: Three Sisters, Anton Chekhov,Royal Court Theatre, scale model @ 1.25, http://www.janerankine.com/category/productions/

TF FE