Mary Rose

Mary Rose

Written by JM Barrie
Directed by Matthew Parker
Set Design by Cherry Truluck
Lighting by Gary Bowman
Riverside Studios

“the ensemble lend Cherry Truluck’s detailed set an eerie life of its own… while Gary Bowman’s lighting design, streaming in through the thousand chinks and cracks that adorn Truluck’s set, further adds to the atmosphere… visually stunning” Fourthwall Magazine

“The set adapts from home to island to haunted house beautifully, mostly through the inventive use of bead curtains for walls, which not only vary the setting cleverly but also allow the chorus to be seen and at times walk through the walls.” One Stop Arts, 2012

“Cherry Truluck’s set plays into this concept perfectly. The walls of the house are made from long strips of something or other which suggests the veil between this world and the next is not as impermeable as all that. Director Matthew Parker has introduced an ensemble of spirits who haunt the every move of this play… and they frequently appear through these walls to startling effect, creating moments of highly atmospheric theatre” There Ought to be Clowns, 2012

“…Cherry Truluck’s clever set”  Financial Times 2012

“Matthew Parker’s inventive direction and choreography manages to contrive clear storytelling despite frequent transitions in time and space in the script. His work is complimented by eerily composed music from Maria Haik Escudero, atmospheric lighting by Gary Bowman and an imaginative set by Cherry Truluck.” UK Theatre Network 2012

“This is an intensely atmospheric production, with the design adding bucketloads to the sense of unease. Walls are constructed of thin shards, allowing spirits to flit in and out, while Gary Bowman’s lighting – from underfloor beams poking out through floorboards, to the absence of light as a rundown house is opened up to a new visitor – is truly stunning” Scott Matthewman 2012

 

Mary Rose

Mary Rose

Mary Rose

Mary Rose