A stunning large scale silver and glass slipper produced by Northbrook Theatre students will provide an eye-catching display for local shoppers this Christmas.
Cinderella’s slipper, commissioned and funded by Worthing Theatres, is now on permanent display at the Denton Lounge and will be wheeled out to the high street to publicise the theatre’s production of Cinderella at The Pavilion Theatre this December and January.
Photo by Dan Moore (Northbrook BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice Alumni)
The 2nd year Level 3 Production Arts students worked as a collaborative design company to produce the slipper, following an industry model. Ten students designed, sampled, costed and created the shoe with guidance from their tutor.
The project took place over a six week window, beginning with a cardboard mock-up to get the scale and detail right. The slipper was then constructed from a wooden ply, scaffold, chicken wire and metal frame. The heel and sole was carved from polystyrene and the frame was covered in paper mache. The students then painstakingly hot-glue gunned hundreds of small pieces of reflective vinyl shards to create the silver surface.
Sadie Anderson, Course Leader for Theatre Production Arts, said, “The students who worked on the shoe are rightly very proud and it has been a valuable experience for all involved. It is an excellent example of an industry based project and collaborative practice between the college and our local publicly owned theatres.”