The dining room.
Photo: Hannah Wastnidge The Table is set for Moreish. 
Photo: Hannah Wastnidge Moreish. 
Photo: Hannah Wastnidge Omnomnom.
Photo: Hannah Wastnidge

So this was my most recent production. Sweet Abandon, was an evening of food, conversation and mischief. Combining intriguing food combinations, dirty food secrets and food adventures. 

Sweet Abandon was produced for Spork Food Monthly at The Albert, Queens Park by Yve Blake, with Emily Jane Stedman and Tilly De Verteuil. 

Designer: Hannah Wastnidge
Lighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby 

Creative resolutions revisited.

So at the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to be more creative. I embarked on a project codenamed project spillage, which was to be a video based journey through my life as told through letters to friends. However me being the highly motivated fool I am, progress is slow.

After my trip to the Pleasance yesterday to see the final showcase of The Les Enfants Terribles awards (I got me thinking about why I came to London and to Central, which was to create new work! )I finally decided to spend some time writing a play, it has been an appealing idea for a couple of years now. So wish me luck. I’ll be keeping you updated no doubt! 

So what are you doing to feed your creativity? 

Tech Week. Day One.

Dry tech today just dealing with truck moves and tidying up LX over the top. We’ve moved the swapped unreliable VL units to the pit! For some extra support in some of the effects. Things are starting to look good! 

Now that the VLs have settled down we are starting to have issues with colour mixing on some of the Mac 700s we’re just hoping it won’t be a case of MacDeath!

Wet tech starts tomorrow. Expect blood.

Bombay Dreams

Bombay dreams was one of the first shows I went to see in the west end. I remember it being fantastically colourful and energetic a real spectacular. Fantastic music and amazing dance… A Bollywood spectacular on the stage!  

Another one of those shows that got me interested in lighting stuff!

Director: Stephen Pimlott

Design: Mark Thompson

Lighting Design: Hugh Vanstone

Recent theatre visits…

Juno And The Paycock was everything that I’d hoped it would be it was in short, absolutely fantastic. I was enthralled by Bob Crowley’s beautiful set, which was complemented wonderfully by James Farncombe’s wonderfully naturalistic lighting. 

Travelling Light told the story of the early days of fim making.  Although rather comical, the play did feel as if it lacked dramatic depth. It wasn’t bad. I went to see the second preview, at times it showed…I found it rather entertaining watching stage managers and alike rushing around frantically. I’m sure its all smoothed over now. Travelling light is playing at the Lyttleton at the National until March 6th. 


The Madness Of George III in which David Haig gave an absolutely stunning performance. I particularly loved Janet Bird’s simple and flexible set. Oliver Fenwick’s lighting helped to convey the myriad of locations. Lots and lots of lovely shadows. The Madness of George III is playing at the Apollo until March 31st. 

And Still to come; Matilda, She Stoops to Conquer, The Comedy of Errors, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, All New People, A Play Without Words.