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Dragons Den - Group A

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Dragons Den - Group A

  1. 1. Dragons Den By Lisa Thomas, Linda Burrows and Vesna Golubovic
  2. 2. War and Peace <ul><li>Nottingham playhouse – modern, intimate, community. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on book by Leo Tolstoy </li></ul><ul><li>Very successful </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed audience </li></ul><ul><li>Educational -literature </li></ul>
  3. 3. Set Design <ul><li>Mirrors used for whole set. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture frames incorporated into the set walls – indication of paintings. </li></ul><ul><li>Also used as doorways and windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Chairs used widely throughout – limited props, versatile. </li></ul><ul><li>Dining room scene – no table, made you use your imagination to believe there was a table there. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Costumes <ul><li>Costumes very basic – could be changed easily by changing outer garments. </li></ul><ul><li>First scene very ghost like – pale neutral colours. </li></ul><ul><li>Neoclassical styling – military uniforms reminiscent of Napoleon. </li></ul><ul><li>Colours introduced by wearing outer garments eg. uniform jackets, coats, dresses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Response to War and peace <ul><li>The adaptation was successful, and a clear storyline is portrayed well, and you begin to empathise with the characters. It was not necessary to have read the book before seeing the show, as it was easy to grasp the concept of the events. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall whole experience was faultless, and enjoyable, and an incentive to visit again. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! <ul><li>Theatre Royal – older style of building, very grandiose receiving theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the traditional Nutcracker ballet but with a modern twist. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable to all ages. </li></ul><ul><li>Well known story portrayed in a very energetic and fun way. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Set design <ul><li>Large spacious bedroom – oversized beds to make dancers seem like children –orphanage. </li></ul><ul><li>Flowed really well. </li></ul><ul><li>Cracking of walls, revealing outside view – innovative design. </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting was used to great effect. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Costumes <ul><li>Very dull in the beginning, to reflect the orphanage. Pale, dark colours. girls wore long grey dresses, boys wore grey shirts and trousers. </li></ul><ul><li>Sweetie land became more vibrant and exciting. Costumes were inventive and clever in the way sweets were incorporated into the design e.g. liquorice allsorts dress. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our response to Nutcracker! <ul><li>Exciting interpretation, would appeal more to children, with vibrant set and costumes, and energetic dancing with sense of humour. </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting in Balcony did not effect our experience of the production. Still able to see the choreography and exaggerated gestures well. Overall was a fascinating and refreshing piece of theatre to watch. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Burying your brother in the pavement <ul><li>Waverly theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Youth workshop production – cast all under the age of 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Well organised. </li></ul><ul><li>Original storyline, contemporary issues shown in a different light. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Set design <ul><li>Small space, well considered design, made full use of the space. </li></ul><ul><li>Two levels, steps up to balcony/flats </li></ul><ul><li>Screen used for garage door, showing flashbacks – clever idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Good sense of place </li></ul><ul><li>Walkway into audience, more involved. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Costumes <ul><li>Furniture costumes </li></ul><ul><li>School uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Hoodies, trousers </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals – suited / smart </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers outfits – exaggerated, old fashioned </li></ul><ul><li>Brother – in white, ghostly. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Burying your brother: Our response <ul><li>Good to see the studio space used for a professional show, and the way in which it transforms the space – changed the atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciated more due to small production, and small audience. A lot more intimate than other venues, being studio theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Although main storyline was hard hitting, it was still meaningful in the way messages were expressed, and still had good humour as well. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Filmic Experience <ul><li>Precision and detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be changed with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Several locations - can be shown more clearly. </li></ul><ul><li>Time can be taken to film the perfect take’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Theatre experience <ul><li>For the moment, cannot backtrack mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Suspending your disbelief – uses imagination. </li></ul><ul><li>Entertaining for audience, making them believe in the environment created on stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Designers have to think about making the show flow. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Pitch <ul><li>Chosen venue - Nottingham playhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience – family with young children. </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative, fun, exciting, humour, colour, </li></ul><ul><li>unique family entertainment. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Influencing ideas <ul><li>Use very few props, but in lots of different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Slava’s snow show </li></ul><ul><li>No speech </li></ul><ul><li>Physical theatre </li></ul>
  18. 18. Dreamtime Adventure <ul><li>Little boy – bedtime story </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams relating to book – giant book for backdrop, reveals each scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Different adventures that any little boy would imagine to have – Pirates, Antarctica, Flying, Jungle, pyramids, Australia, under the sea, Paris. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Scene 1 : Bedtime Story
  20. 20. Scene 2: Pirates!
  21. 21. Scene 3: Antarctica
  22. 22. Scene 4 : Flying
  23. 23. Scene 5 : Jungle
  24. 24. Scene 6 : Pyramid
  25. 25. Scene 7 : Australian Outback
  26. 26. Scene 8 : Under the sea
  27. 27. Scene 9 : Paris
  28. 28. Costume designs

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