Scenery Construction and Pantomime set Hire

A Little Night Music designed by David Woodhead at the Watermill Theatre

We have completed our fifth set for the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, Berkshire this year. It was quite a challenge to recreate David Woodhead’s beautiful reflective finish on his set design. We achieved this after a little experimenting using a version of silver leaf over an emulsion primed base then adding French enamel varnish to create the burnished and aged affect. Everyone was incredibly pleased with the finished result. The set looked stunning.

” I wanted to thank you so much for all you did on ALNM  – everyone is delighted with the set and piano ! – it looks fabulous under lighting with all the cast on.” – Lawrence Doyle, production manager.

The panels in the US wall were two way mirror with the silhouette of trees painted on the back to create a beautiful tree effect when back lit.


The set under working lights directly after the fit-up.

“Into The Woods” for Downe House School

Back in June we supplied scenery for Downe House School’s production of Into the Woods. We would have liked some production photographs but unfortunately these were unforthcoming, so here are some pictures from our workshop. The main design concept was for some raised rostra fronted by a rock face, with a cave-like centre stage entrance.… Continue Reading

Painting of the Beauty and the Beast Portals for Newbury

Between set construction commissions we are cracking on with preparations for the forthcoming pantomime season. Here are the portals for the production of Beauty and the Beast at The Corn Exchange in Newbury. Every year we re-design the Corn Exchange’s tailor made portals so they match the set that we supply them. Alex McPherson has… Continue Reading

My Fair Lady for The Royal Grammar School

We were recently commissioned by the drama department of The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe to produce a set for their forthcoming production of My Fair Lady. We were given an image of the design they wanted that they had gleamed from a design student’s blog from Canada. Our challenge was to create a… Continue Reading

Ann Veronica at The Watermill

We have just delivered the set for Ann Veronica. Working in the idyllic surroundings of the Watermill Theatre on a beautliful sunny spring day, David and Sarah and fellow scenic artist Milly Dagnell installed the set, designed by Libby, into the theatre. All went without a hitch. The set looked great and Libby and Lawrence… Continue Reading

Pantomime sets – what would you like?

We’re just about to start planning for our 2017 panto set building programme, and thought it might be interesting to find out which panto sets production teams across the country would like to see. Which pantomime is under represented? Contact us and let us know what you think. Continue Reading