Thursday, 1 August 2013

Take Cover! By Gin & Swing

 Gin & Swing

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For a long time now Dean and I have wanted to create our own work. Over the years we've had many ideas but not had the chance to develop them into a performance. We have recently created 'Take Cover!' A walkabout theatre experience, creating intimate moments with people from within a festival environment. 
Take Cover is a devised piece consisting of six performers, all very different people with different backgrounds that have somehow ended up together due to a series of events in the West end of London during the blitz.

We are travelling across the country with our most personal, sentimental and unusual possessions, all piled up on a rickety cart. This visual feast of trunks, suitcases, lights and objects including a real fox and gramophone horn all tell the story of our past..if you are lucky enough to seek it out.

This is Rupert, a very important little part of the show!

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‘Take Cover!’ by Gin & Swing
Britain is at war, the Cafe de Paris has been demolished by the Luftwaffe & we have fled the blitz-stricken west-end of London, feeling no less than squiffy, to the safety of the countryside. What better way to pass the time & keep spirits up than doing the popular dance of the day, the Charleston. 

Some snippets of the set in rehearsal

The Boy Who Cried Wolf costume drawings

The Boy Who Cried Wolf for Tutti Frutti

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Initial work from the R and D and some first model ideas.
R and D responses

R and D sculptural fabric responses 

 Initial model ideas

Some research images

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Cinderella for The Georgian Theatre Royal


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Here are some initial sketches for the Panto style/design for Cinderella. I am really interested in working with the beautiful shapes and designs from original theatre and Harlequinade. Using the traditional colour palette throughout the set.

Some research inamges

Title cloth

Front cloth with projection screen hidden behind title cloth.

Carriage idea
The carriage will be made up of lace and copper coloured detail, in a traditional circular/pumpkin design. We have two real shetland ponies that will pull the cart onstage.

Cloth development