DAY ONE, A HOTEL, EVENING - BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY 2013

HEATH LEDGER THEATRE, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WRITER
Joanna Murray-Smith

 

DIRECTOR

Peter Houghton

 

SET & COSTUME DESIGN

Tracy Grant Lord

 

LIGHTING DESIGN

Matthew Marshall

 

SOUND DESIGN

Ash Gibson Greig

 

CAST

Jacob Allan, Humphrey Bower, Matt Dyktynski, Michelle Fornasier, Roz Hammond, Claire Lovering

“There is a distinct film noir feel to this production, which can be found in the absolutely stunning lighting by Matthew Marshall”

Cicely Binford, aussietheatre.com

"complemented by Matthew Marshall’s clever lighting, reminiscent of whodunit films in its use of shadows

Carol Flavell Neist artshub.com.au

“The lighting was perfectly timed to the highly dramatic style of music"

Gordon The Optom, theatreaustralia.com

“A special mention for the set designer (Tracy Grant Lord) and lighting designer (Matthew Marshall), who make what appears at first glance to be a dingy brown brick set work equally well as a hotel room, office, cafe, or street scape. It's funny how a shift in the lighting can completely transform the mood of the same set you have been looking at all evening.”

Greg Letts, perthwalkabout.com 

“It’s hard to imagine a set of greater assistance to the telling of a story – not just it’s themes, or it’s moods, but the narrative itself – than Grant Lord’s massive, complex revolve of bedrooms and lounge rooms, corridors and cafés that spins through the play’s 90-odd minutes. Its curves and surfaces – all clad in those thin, glossy, mission brown bricks much used in motels of a certain vintage and purpose – are a godsend for lighting designer Matthew Marshall, and he goes to town on them, creating a genuinely witty, mock noir feel for the show.

David Zampatti, The West Australian

“Grant Lord has left the inner workings of the set exposed – the audience can see the back of the flats – successfully creating a gritty film noir reference; dark brickwork, light through open windows, bleak colours. Matthew Marshall compliments the set with his lighting design.

Anna Locke, australianstageonline

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Roz Hammond & Michelle Fornasier

Black Swan State Theatre Company 2013 photo by Gary Marsh