February 2018, The boy, the piano and the beach, by slot machine theatre
I worked with Slot Machine Theatre on a new production called 'The Boy, The Piano and the Beach'. It's all about getting kids engaged with classical music, and it premiered at the 2018 brighton festival.
Slot machine have been noted by the observer newspaper for their “dazzling inventiveness... inspired theatre”.
I designed the character for the boy, and this was translated into a puppet, I created live drawings of the rehearsal process, and these images were used for the company’s marketing and social media content. in addition, i created a storyboard booklet of the show, which was available to audience members at the performances.
‘Magical—an ideal introduction to the theatre for children'
‘With the tide coming in fast, the Boy on the beach hears an unearthly sound that draws him on an extraordinary adventure into the blue. Featuring music by Ravel, Debussy, Prokofiev, and performed live by pianist Edward Liddall, this beguiling blend of puppetry, dance and projection is a wordless visual treat focusing on the piano as you’ve never seen it before.’
Brighton festival 2018