Martin Morley

A Life in Theatre & Television Design

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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.

Harrogate Theatre May-December 1968

Harrogate was very different to Edinburgh. I went there as resident designer. It was two weekly rep which with hind sight was a great way to learn how to think on your feet. The pressure was immense and budgets minute. It was a quite different way of working and I am quite surprised that anything worthwhile was produced. I had an excellent associate in Alan Green and we shared alternate productions more or less. He was an excellent painter. The high light was working on the Harrogate Festival production of ‘Charlie Came to Our Town’ and D H Lawrence’s ‘The Daughter in Law’ .’Irma la Douce’ had its moments, particularly Act One but it did not hang together as a design in the second part. Six months, though was quite long enough to be doing a show every two weeks.


Play

Author

Director

Year

Relatively Speaking

Alan Aykbourn

Brian Howard

1968

All My Sons

Arthur Miller

Brian Howrard

1968

Wait Until Dark

Frederick Knott

Brian Howard

1968

The Daughter in Law

D H Lawerence

Brian Howard

1968

Charlie Came To Our Town

Alan Plater

Alfred Bradley

1968

Irma la Douce

John More & Monty Norman

Brian Howard

1968

White Lies

Peter Shaffer

Brian Howard

1968

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Edward Albee

Brian Howard

1968

Robinson Crusoe

Pantomime

Brian Howard

1968

Below: images of some of the productions