Devised by Jan Blake

Polka Theatre

“Matthew Edwards brilliantly transforms the Adventure Theatre into a cozy and safe space that resembles a campfire site — a clever design that works perfectly with this genre and might even leave the grown-ups feeling nostalgic”.

Caleb Lee Children’s’ Theatre Review

“The execution is highly creative and Matt Edwards’ design is extraordinary, immersing us fully in the production”.

Curious Mum

Research and Development and rehearsals with Jan Blake, Laura Sampson and Sound Designer Silver Sepp. Model Box,
Box Drum made by Matt Edwards
Concept Sketch and view from third seating tear of the installed set.
(All original theatre seating, was removed)
Get-in with the production team including Production Manager David Duffy and
scenic carpenters, Paula Hopkins and Liam Wright Higgins
Cuppa at break-time!
Production Team in Rehearsals including Producer Zoe Robinson, Production Manager Luis Alvarez, Graham Weymouth and Storyteller Laura Sampson
Hand made details
Mood Board and Final Costume Designs for Jan Blake and Laura Sampson. Costume Maker Annie James
In The Winter Wood Production Photo. This photo of laura above ©The Other Richard
Laura Sampson with the tortoise from “The Baobab Tree” one of the three stories told within the main story.
In The Winter Wood Production Photo above ©The Other Richard

With deviser and performer Jan Blake and Sound Designer Silver Sepp

Published by Matt Edwards

Performance Designer (Set, Costumes), Museum, Exhibition and Art Installation Designer Visiting Lecturer in Performance Design (ual London College of Fashion, Performance Design Department and Rose Bruford College) Secret Spaces: Children's' Spacial Design. Upgrading and restoring garden furniture and garden centre pieces. Garden Design (Plumpton College Vector Works and RHS).

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