A Life in Theatre & Television Design
Web site created by Martin Morley using Serif WebPlus X8 Updated: March 2018
Where possible I have given photo credits. For those I have over looked I hope I have not given offence. Most of the rehearsal photos are my own taken with a simple point and shoot camera.
I have been very lucky, having been able to make a living working in both theatre and television, a job I loved between 1966 -
I have now added a new page: ‘Pre-
CAD models, has been added, or click on the Theatre tab and scroll down.
Stage design, by its nature dates very quickly, leaving behind nothing but memories and rather too much waste material and on this site I have tried to assemble what remains: the sketches and photos in an attempt to give a flavour of my work. My style fell into the mainstream, by this I mean designs done for established companies and I always tried to be true to the text: the visual side illuminating: not dominating. I stay engaged with contemporary design despite being geographically remote by seeing as much as possible and being a member of the SBTD committee.
There is less television work on the site, in spite of the fact that 1984 -
Lastly, I have had a couple of small exhibitions locally, recently. The first a retrospective of theatre work done for the Welsh theatre companies I have worked for since moving here in 1973 at Galeri 45 in Bangor. This was followed by one at Crochendy Bethesda Pottery of my paintings and drawings of Bethesda.
Hwyl a Fflag
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Throughout the site there are extracts from ‘Musings of a Jobbing Designer’ a series of articles I wrote, first published on the Scenography website and then in the SBTD magazine Blue pages. The complete texts can be read if you click on the Biography tab and scroll down.
In 1973 I had the privilege of designing the set for Ken Dodd’s mammoth one man show Ha Ha at the Liverpool Playhouse. I have little memory of the process but I do remember being awe-
A fairly random sequence of designs to show my style.
|Pre college years|
|Wimbledon School of Art & Richard Negri|
|Musing of a Jobbing Designer|
|Musing of a Jobbing designer 2|
|Musing of a Jobbing Designer 3|
|Musings of a Jobbing Designer 4|
|Where I am now|
|Hwyl a Fflag and after|
|Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru|
|Theatr Cymru playlist|
|Theatr Gwynedd playlist|
|Theatr Gwynedd reviews|
|Theatr Genedlaethol reviews|
|Jeus Sans Frontiers|