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  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    1985 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dudley, William, born 4 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.1214-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Copy of a dyeline showing a side elevation of the ship and rigging that featured in the debut production of Mutiny at the Piccadilly Theatre, London in 1985. This is one of a set of copies of technical drawings created by the designer William Dudley that were given to the collection.

The West End Musical Mutiny was based on the novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Directed by Michael Bogdanov it opened at the Piccadilly Theatre, London in July 1985 and run for over 500 performances. The music was composed by David Essex (who also performed the role of Fletcher Christian).

William Dudley, (b. 4th March 1947) is a British theatre designer, he studied at St Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Art and designed his first production (Hamlet for Nottingham Playhouse) in October 1970. Since then he has designed productions for a wide range of theatres, not just within Britain but across the world, including the Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and The Metropolitan Opera House. The designs he created for Mutiny were used for the original 1985 production.

Physical description

Copy of a technical drawing, originally drawn by Bill Dudley for the debut production of Mutiny on the Bounty at the Piccadilly Theatre, 1985. The black photocopy of the 'dyeline' shows a side elevation of the body of the ship and the rigging above.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

1985 (designed)

Artist/maker

Dudley, William, born 4 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 45.5 cm, Width: 36 cm

Descriptive line

Copy of a technical drawing, showing a side elevation of a ship with rigging above. Originally drawn by Bill Dudley for the debut production of Mutiny on the Bounty at the Piccadilly Theatre, 1985.

Production Note

Attribution note: Copy of a an original technical drawing given to the Theatre and Performance Collections

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Dyeline

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs

Production Type

Copy

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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