Collaborations – The Night of the Sorrowful Figure

The Night of the Sorrowful Figure – Live Painting, 2015

The finished backdrop for The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure
The finished backdrop for The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure

Day 3 of the Knight of the Sorrowful Figure
Day 3 of the Knight of the Sorrowful Figure

I was delighted to collaborate with Little Soldier Productions and the Blue Elephant Theatre London, creating some new artwork for their latest production, The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure. Loosely based on the adventures of Don Quijote de la Mancha, this show was playful, vibrant, exciting and uncompromising, a delightful celebration of  Cervantes’ masterpiece.

I was commissioned to do a large chalk drawing that was to become the backdrop for the comedy play, loosely based on the adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha.

The drawing was executed during the run of the show. I spent 4 days drawing while the performance unfolded.

Day 2 of the Knight of the Sorrowful Figure
Day 2 of the Knight of the Sorrowful Figure

I attended a couple of rehearsals and  laughed my head off. It was worse  while I was on stage with my chalk sticks. The physical comedy I witnessed was GOLD.

Quixote Attacks the Windmill
Quixote Attacks the Windmill

Panoramic view of the finished drawing, made with chalk.
Panoramic view of the finished drawing, made with chalk.
Another detail shot of the backdrop
Another detail shot of the backdrop
The Cast of The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure: Patricia Rodríguez, Mercè Ribot, Dennis Herdman and Maria Camahort
The Cast of The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure: Patricia Rodríguez, Mercè Ribot, Dennis Herdman and Maria Camahort (L-R)

What a joy to work with such talented people. The atmosphere with this crew was so joyful and playful…. even after 10 solid hours of rehearsals….

Detail of the backdrop for The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure
Detail of the backdrop for The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure
Advertisement
%d bloggers like this: