First show of spring is taking shape…

Week three is here already and the preparations for Twelfth Night are well and truly under way.  Our first show of the spring term, which will open in the Silk Street Theatre on Thursday the 31st, is starting to take shape now; the beautifully marbled tiles have been laid onto the steel deck stage and a large green gazebo has been assembled and adorned with flowers scaling up a trellis. 

Here are some photos of the floor being laid and of third year props co-ordinator Lai adding flowers to the back wall of the gazebo…

 As you can see the two types of marbled floor look really nice together and the marbled skirting adds depth and a sense of grandeur…

The back wall and the upright sections of the gazebo were made by some first year students as part of their construction associated studies.  It is really nice that first year students were able to build scenery for a public performance this early in their education here at the Guildhall School; it is such a good way of learning new skills as well as contributing to the production.  All of the students should be really proud, it looks very impressive stood at the end of the platform with the marbled floor beneath it. 

One thing that always makes us happy here in the design realisation workshops is seeing the (nearly) finished product alongside the original model, designed by Mark Simmonds.  What do you think?

Gazebo model versus actual gazebo   

For more information about our production of Twelfth Night, visit the Guildhall School website at:

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