We are a production design collaborative that works in theatre, opera and cross art form as designers, artists, associate artists or assistant designers on projects nationally and internationally including West End and Broadway. Our core strength is the quick generation of strongly narrative visual ideas for new writing, classics, dance, music theatre and opera, founded on R & D and a measure of gut instinct.
Following an amazing period of R&D in Glasgow at Scottish Opera towards the end of last year, we’re currently working with director Phelim McDermott and composer Lliam Paterson (Improbable/Scottish Opera/Manchester International Festival) on a new devised opera for babies. BAMBINO premieres this summer.
Project in development SIX OF ONE & HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER explores a new performance model instigated by theatre designers and focuses around a theatre set that inspires writers to respond. We aim to create a pilot production of 6 new 20-minute plays of mixed genre and repeat our model in multiple regions nationally.
Our collaboration with screenwriter and novelist Phil Cosker, CRUELTY TO ANIMALS is now a completed libretto, with music to come from Composer Lliam Paterson, emerging artist at Scottish Opera. We’re all very excited by Lliam’s music, and his alliance on the development of the libretto to opera is a tantalising prospect.
Our sculpture installation BLESSING, a collaboration with Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire will form part of their Summer of Imagination Festival. A group of unicorns is known as a blessing. They are an ancient symbol of grace, purity and innocence. Seeing one would bring fortune and good luck to the gazer; seeing a group was seen as a blessing. Our unicorns running freely amongst a field of flags upon which are written the wishes of children, are an expression of their innocence and optimism, and a magical glimpse into the future.