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Costume design - So Long on Lonely Street
  • So Long on Lonely Street
    Voytek, born 1925 - died 2014
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So Long on Lonely Street

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    1986 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Voytek, born 1925 - died 2014 (designer)
    Watford Palace Theatre (producer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Crayon on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    S.2041-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Voytek for Brian Protheroe as Raymond Brown in Sandra Deer's So Long on Lonely Street directed by Lou Stein, Watford Palace Theatre, 1986 and tour.

Dubbed Voytek by George Devine, Wojciech Roman Pawel Jerzy Szendzikowski (1925-2014), was known for his distinctive designs for the stage, theatre and film. Drawing his elaborate designs from in depth analysis of each script or screenplay.

Winning the Military Cross for his role in the Second World War, Voytek transferring first to Italy and then to Scotland after the end of the war where he enrolled at the Dundee Art Collage. In 1947 he moved to London, becoming a student of stage design at the Old Vic Theatre School. His career as a stage set and costume designer began with the Nottingham Playhouse whist his work on TV drama began with ABC Television and on film with Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac.

His theatrical works concentrated on major regional theatre and touring companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Shared Experience; he was head of design at the Liverpool Playhouse from 1981-1982.

The collection this design is from also contains working drawings, model pieces, photograph, production notes as well as press cuttings and programmes relating to Voytek’s career as a production designer for the stage, television and film.

Physical description

Crayon on paper costume design by Voytek for Brian Protheroe as Raymond Brown in Sandra Deer's So Long on Lonely Street directed by Lou Stein, Watford Palace Theatre, 1986 and tour. The design shows a man leaning to one side wearing a loose open-necked shirt and dark trousers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, designed)

Date

1986 (designed)

Artist/maker

Voytek, born 1925 - died 2014 (designer)
Watford Palace Theatre (producer)

Materials and Techniques

Crayon on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Raymond
(happy.)
wearing EVENING
SHIRT from
the trunk
On front side in black crayon

Dimensions

Height: 29.5 cm, Width: 20.8 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Voytek for Brian Protheroe as Raymond Brown in Sandra Deer's So Long on Lonely Street directed by Lou Stein, Watford Palace Theatre, 1986 and tour

Materials

Paper; Crayon

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Designs; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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