BY MICHAEL WATERS
Artistic Director: Michael Waters
Director: Paul Clements
Set + Costume Design: Phoebe Tonkin
Design Assistant: Cadi Lane
Venue: Arts Wing, Swansea Grand Theatre,
Photography by Cadi Lane and Gabby Lewis
Cast: Sophie Morgan-Price, Richard Shackley
+ George Williams
Part of a Research + Development programme, funded by Arts Council Wales
BY HOWARD BRENTON
RICHARD BURTON COMPANY
1977. The Jubilee Derby at Epsom racecourse.
As God Save The Queen meets Anarchy in the UK we mingle with the crowds as the cast play over fifty characters including punters, jockeys, bookies, horse owners and horses - all dreaming of a big win on the big day. Get ready to enjoy all the fun of the races in this theatrical spectacular.
Phoebe and Lizzie together designed and sourced 50+ costumes and enough fake grass to turf out the entirety of RWCMD's Bute Theatre. The audience sat on the seating dock which overlooked a rolling hill leading on to the racecourse, where the action took place.
Director: Stefan Escreet
Set and Costume Co-design: Phoebe Tonkin + Lizzie French
Costume Assistant: Gregory Rostek
Design Assistants: Anna Kelsey, Photini Matsi, Martin Mahoney
Lighting Designer: Ben Stimpson
Sound Designer: Kerri Charles
Venue: Bute Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Les mamelles de Tirésias
BY FRANCES POULENC
A CONCEPTUAL OPERA DESIGN PROJECT
Set and Costume design: Phoebe Tonkin
Director: Adele Thomas
Project tutor: Chris Marfleet
Venue: Wales Millennium Centre
Inspired by the complete and utter madness of Poulenc's Opera, I focused my design on the switching of traditional gender roles. 'Husband' hangs out his 40,000 babies to dry as he struggles to comprehend the the transformation of his home life, before falling in love with the local Policeman. Meanwhile, his wife travels the world, switching careers.
The typical French town houses dominate the set. Each room is invaded by the babies and their trails of destruction. The set acts as a chalkboard 'transformable' world, where things are constantly erased and reinvented. The surreal newspaper tree represents the influence of the media, towering over the set with it's headlines.