#REVOLUTIONS! – live sketching for theatre…

Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in Ensemble52‘s embryonic play #Revolutions, developed as part of the Grow event at Hull Truck Theater.

This year the play has been expanded upon by Dave Windass (writer) and Andrew Pearson (Director) and I will once again be live sketching (with those sketches forming part of the stage set, via projection) in front of the audience, this weekend and next week, as part of the performance.

Screen Shot of Hand Drawing

Above – projected image as seen behind the actors of the live feed from above my sketchbook during the performance last summer.

The play will debut at Freedom Festival in the Main Tent, and be followed by three nights at Hull Truck. More info at Ensemble52’s Revolution’s webpage.

NOTE: The Wednesday night performance (9 September, 7.30pm) will be a BSL Signed Performance.

The images below are from last years performance.


“Modern day, but a feeling of Revolution in the air…”


“Summer of Love 2, Warehouse party…”


“Somewhere, in a square, outside of a church in Leipzig…”

The Statue

“Tearing down the statues…”

Scan 21

“Tearing down the wall…”


“Perhaps it’s evolution, not revolution…”


NOTE: All the images above needed to be created in reverse, as the feed to the projector reversed the image, for example, the image/collage above actually looked like this…

Evolution as Drawn

…to me as I created it below the camera. An added layer of difficulty (the text mainly being an issue, not so much the images), laughs, while still working in front of a live audience.


For my involvement in other #Hull based Theatre projects see >HERE<, >HERE< & >HERE<

~ by hesir on September 3, 2015.

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