Madeleine Young
Afternoon at the Seaside, directed by Steven Scase at the Maddermarket Theatre, August 2015
Afternoon at the Seaside was staged in the Emmerson Studio Theatre at the Maddermarket, a smaller, multi use space. The director, Steven Scase, wanted to keep the set quite simple, and the colours and scale of the stripes had to be judged carefully so as not to overwhelm the audience or distract from the action on stage. The beach hut doors had to be functional, with enough space between the wall of the studio and the set for the actors to change. The set was great fun to paint, simple, but with very satisfying, bright, cheery seaside colours and clean lines to stick to!