Theatre scenery

Possibly  the most varied  work a carpenter can be involved with were British regional theatres.  A combination of small studio work, full stage productions, Pantos, Shakespeare, Theatre-In-Education and the company's Outreach work created different challenges, working with different designers and different casts for each show. I worked at Leicester Haymarket and Coventry Belgrade Theatre as carpenter, as well as some freelance work nationally from the mid-Eighties to about 1997.  I also worked for the Grand Theatre, London, Ontario in 2003-2004.

My theatre work has been as a carpenter. Below are two images of a set I made for the Festival Of Classics, Oakville, Ontario, an outdoors production. 

Fountain and patio 

One of eight identical free standing village wall sections -easy to move, yet stable on uneven ground

 Each section was constructed with a slight curve, which  helped stability. 

Click here to view some images of a set under construction Theatre scenery 2


British  Regional Theatre. 

From theatre in the round where scenery has to allow 360 degree visibility....

 ...to  full stage proscenium work with 20ft columns and a flown canvas cloth.