Northbrook Creates for the Royal Opera House
S taff and students at the Northbrook Theatre have been busy creating installations for an event at the Royal Opera House in London.
The Northbrook Theatre is delighted to be involved with the award winning Deloitte Ignite event at the Royal Opera House in London next month.
Northbrook Lecturer, Janey Gardiner, has been working at the College with Theatre Design students to create installations that will fill six individual spaces in the impressive Opera House. Each space is designed so that visitors can enter free of charge throughout the day and stay for as long or as little time as they would like. The installations follow the forest theme of the event with draping textiles and fabricated undergrowth.
Highlights of Northbrook’s work include the pre-performance Crush Room which is being transformed into a ghost ballroom with costumes hanging from the roof, characters dining on stands and a Victorian Theatre; the Supper Rooms which will become mirrored rooms with a tree canopy entwining around furniture and up to the roof and the Hansel and Gretel Museum.
Now in its third year, the event is looking to widen participation in opera with internationally renowned pianist, composer and auteur Joanna MacGregor as curator.
The excellent work placement allows the students to gain access to the Opera House and benefit from the guidance of theatre design experts, including a professional prop maker who came into the College to teach the students. Janey, who carried out the project in collaboration with Theatre Design degree student, Jane Wheeler, secured the work through contacts in the industry.
Left photo: Jane Wheeler working on a costume
Right photo : A costume ready for the Opera House