'Return From The Past' - Freshwater Theatre Company
In 2015 Freshwater Theatre Company were looking to upgrade the set for one of their touring children’s show, ‘Return from the Past’.
After being put in touch through another artist, Mark was asked to work with the Freshwater team to design a new set that would fit all of the requirements and demands the show called for without dramatically altering the staging or script of the existing show.
With a crew of only two performers visiting schools, the set needed to be lightweight, easily transported and quickly set up in a school environment but also to be vibrant and exciting to engage with the children.
Mark firstly hand illustrated the artwork from a range of research material and then edited the drawings in Photoshop to create the colourful backdrops. These files were then digitally printed onto a durable fabric which was sewn up into the finished set. The fabric is secured on a collapsible frame system that packs away into the back of the Freshwater van ready for the next show.
Interactive elements of the set included; a moveable timeline, an explorative map with pockets, a hidden window in the TV and showbiz drapes to reveal the set.
With thanks to Carol Tagg, Joanna Hunt and the rest of the Freshwater team.
For more visit: www.freshwatertheatre.co.uk