Most of the photos of my lighting of ZOG by Julia Donaldson are now up on the portfolio page here. But I had a few more than I could show there that I wanted people to see, so thought I’d do this blog post as well.
I’ve been visiting the Rose Theatre Kingston on tour for six or more years now, and it’s a challenging theatre, but a piece designed for that space will look excellent there. This time we made the conscious choice to lean into the staging challenge, omitting the sky cyc that will be the upstage background on tour in favour of showing the structure of the building – to good effect I think. It’s an ambition of mine to one of their future productions, so this was great experience and a step towards that aim.
Thanks once again to Helen Maybanks for her excellent photos!
ZOG by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Adapted and directed by Mike Shepherd
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Flynn
Set & Costume designed by Katie Sykes
Puppets designed by Lyndie Wright MBE
Lighting design Ric Mountjoy
Sound designed by Julian Starr
Puppet direction by Sarah Wright
Movement by Tom Jackson Greaves
Producers Freckle Productions & the Rose Theatre Kingston
Tour dates: Rose Theatre, Kingston; Jan 2019
National Tour; Feb – July 2019
Cadogan Hall, London; Summer 2019