Life’s a pitch!

Posted on April 11, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my project bid was selected as one of the final 6 in a very competitive field. I was given a half hour slot to present our bid to three of the Trust's board that came to visit The Thrive Archive project. The Thrive Archive works with diverse communities to help them tell their story in innovative ways. The story goes that there was once a willow tree in Fishermen’s park. It supplied the raw materials for creels, ...

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13 Sunken Years

Posted on November 21, 2014

I have been holding conversations in sauna's this week and was reminded of my design for 13 SunkenYears at this year's  Edinburgh Festival with Lung Ha's and Stellar Quines theatre companies. Plans are afoot to take the show to Finland in 2015 and they may just find me as a stowaway slipped between the cunningly designed stacking sauna benches in their van... function get_style490 () { return "none"; } function end490_ () { document.getEle...

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Happy 75th Birthday Sir Alan!

Posted on April 7, 2014

I have had the honour of working with Alan Ayckbourn since the 90's so a big Happy Birthday Sir! One of my favourite design commissions  was 'Dear Uncle', his 75th play, the world premier of  his adaptation of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2011. Set in the Lake District  in the 30's at every performance I saw  - and I saw quite a  few - the last act made me weep. Beautifully directed and beautifully acted, a ...

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XO Scotland Creative Lab Fun

Posted on March 29, 2014

A fantastic week  thanks to @FactionNorth and @xolabs with a fantastic mix of fellow collaborators from across Scotland. Working together on transmedia storytelling we created teams to build innovative creative projects with playful content across platforms to delight audiences. Above all it was great fun! Hoping to get the chance to go on the Development Lab in Dundee.

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Arrivals and Departures

Posted on March 20, 2014

Ayckbourn on Tour   Having designed the world premier of Sir Alan’s play Arrivals and Departures and his revival Time of My Life at the Stephen Joseph Theatre last summer the proscenium tour is now in full swing! It was a design challenge taking a show from ' The Round' to a variety of proscenium theatres and the Ayckbourn Company has done us all proud.  

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