I have ben designing and painting stage sets for 35 years, including the entire repertoire of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, many Broadway musical productions and numerous plays.
The first of these was Iolanthe - painted in a tiny little hall in Tenby Road, Wynberg, directed by Helen Houghton and staged in the Claremont Town Hall in 1976. Many other venues were subsequently used as workshops, including the vacant YWCA building in Long Street and the derelict theatre in Camps Bay, both of which are now thriving theatre venues. Sets have been designed and staged in all of the spaces at both the Baxter and the Artscape theatre complexes.
Numerous nominations and awards for Best Set (Cape Times and CATA) have been received.