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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Unicorn Theatre, London

Octobre- January 2012

Set and Video Design
A collaboration with calligraphy artist Marius Bogdanas

Please click on images to enlarge

  • Montage set for the Prince and the Pauper
  • Tudor London- The Tower of London. Location opposite our design studio... A pleasure to do research!
  • Tower of London- London
  • Photograph of the model in construction: painted marble floor, 2 circle walls pivoting on tracks, padded walls with lighting ornements
  • Poster
  • A collaboration with calligraphy artist Marius Bogdanas

" Congratulations to Garance Marneur for the ingenious giant reel of a set.
It has two semi-circular wings which open to reveal, for example, Henry VIII's bedroom or Westminster Abbey while providing niches, alcoves and balconies both inside and out. And the auditorium is configured to provide the cast with an extra walkway and to bring some of the audience further forward than usual. "

THE STAGE

" the extremely clever set: two white semi-circles that conjoin then move apart
[...] The play-within-a-play concept, together with the minimalist white space, gives the production the intriguing air of a postmodern morality tale. "

THE TELEGRAPH ****

" Armed with catchy musical numbers and a spectacular stage by Garance Marneur, the play won over its young audience straight away"
A YOUNGER THEATRE, Theatre through the eyes of the younger generations

"The minimalist, abstract set by Garance Marneur is a nice contrast to the explosion of all things Tudor. The movable white blocks that frame the story contain windows, levels, stairs and curtains as the actors play inside them rather than just around. "

WHATS ON STAGE ****

" Set during the reign of Henry VIII, but littered with contemporary references. [...] With a multi role playing cast of actor musicians and an effective set this piece has all the elements of a great children's production. [...] the revolving set meant that scene changes were always slick and well organized. The seats just for children at the front of the stage were also a nice touch and gave the cast many opportunities to interact with the audience. The pale set also allowed the bright colours of the fruits and some of the costumes to really shine through. "

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS ****

" The minimalist stage design was something of an interior epiphany for us and has given us some fantastic ideas "

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