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This September, Carlinghow Theatre Company will be producing Oliver! And YES, I’ve done another poster, aren’t you lucky? Look at the cheeky, soppy scamp Oliver as he follows Arthur Dodger and Old Man Steptoe as they scampet about the streets of London.oliver-poster

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The scenic view

Carlinghow Theatre Company have recently invested in a projector to take the place of traditional scenery, and I took the job of designing the backgrounds for them. Another arrow in my quiver, another onion in my bag of… onions…

It only hit me recently that, when I was a teenager, I aimed to get into production design for TV and Film, and now it looks like I’m finally getting to do something similar. Look out for more of this sort of stuff later in the year…

Here’s the village square of Old Windy Bottom (yes, it’s that sort of pantomime) covered in the black cloud that seats the giant’s castle:

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Inside the quaint cottage on the left is Dotty’s Dairy, where Dame Dotty Dimple creates all kinds of creamy muck-muck from Buttermilk the cow’s udders.

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King Hubert and his loyal aide Henrietta open the Village Fayre later that day, where our hero Jack meets the elegant princess Primrose.

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After Silly Simon has sold Buttermilk the cow to the evil Rancid the Ratcatcher, Dame Dotty Dimple decides to turn her Dairy into a Patisserie!

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That night, a beanstalk grows in the village square thanks to the magic of Fairy Sugardust. (not pictured – beanstalk)

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Climbing up the beanstalk, our heroes find themselves in the Giant’s Garden, which Alan Titchmarsh would be honoured to tend if I do say so myself.

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Inside the giant’s kitchen we find Gertie the Goose that lays golden eggs, Hannah the Harpist who plays a golden harp, and a fruitbowl with a massive pineapple in it. This pineapple plays a very important part in the final scene.

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Finally, back in the village with the rescued princess, Jack cuts down the beanstalk with his mighty chopper (yes, it really is that sort of panto) and the village is bathed with sunlight. HURRAH!

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THE END

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Don’t get in a flap, Jack!

It’s panto season!

-Oh no it isn’t!-

-Oh, yes, you’re right, it isn’t.-

Yes, panto season is over, and this year Carlinghow Theatre Company staged Jack and the Beanstalk starring me as an hilarious pirate-wannabe named Snatchet as well as some other people. Here’s the poster I designed for the show. Guilty admission – I was pushed for time and nicked the castle from a photo but don’t tell anybody.

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Great Scott!

As some of you may know, in my spare time I sing in a group called Songsational with some of my friends. In July 2015 we staged an event called Back in Time, a tribute to the Back to the Future trilogy, and here is the logo/advert thingy I designed for it.back-in-time-2015

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Annie gets her gun

Here’s a few images I did for the September 2015 production of Annie Get Your Gun by Carlinghow Theatre Company. I also played Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody in the show too! I got to wear a hat, it was fun.

Here’s the advert I designed for the production (phone numbers removed):

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There were two posters that were used onstage as part of the show. Here’s the first one featuring the handsome and dashing leading man, Mr Frank Butler!

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And here’s the poster depicting our leading lady, Miss Annie Oakley!

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These posters were printed at about six feet high for the final production! Many thanks to G Jones and J Griff for the use of their lovely faces.

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Aladdin poster Jan 2015

Hello faithful friends! Long time no see, but I’m back on the case and I’ll be updating the blog with new pics whenever I work up the energy to do it. Here’s a poster I did for the Carlinghow Theatre Company production of Aladdin last year. Sadly, tickets are no longer available but it was right good!

aladdin-jan-2015

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