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Theatre design - The Father

The Father

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1964 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper with fabric swatch

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the estate of Malcolm Pride

  • Museum number:

    S.215-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Design by Malcolm Pride for Joyce Redman as Laura in Act 3 of The Father, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1964.

Malcolm Pride (1930-2003) trained at the Old Vic School. His first major design commission was Volpone for the 1952 season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. He went on to design sets and costumes for theatre, ballet and opera productions, and his work was seen in London's West End, at Sadler's Wells and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, and at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1973 he became Head of the Theatre Design Department at Wimbledon College of Art, a post which he held for 27 years.

Physical description

Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper design for Laura in The Father, Piccadilly Theatre, London 1964. The design, comprised of two pages, features a woman in a long pink and black checked dress with black piping and a purple and black swatch pinned to the top left corner. The back page depicts a pencil sketch of the outfit seen from the back.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1964 (designed)

Artist/maker

Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper with fabric swatch

Marks and inscriptions

'F7 / very pearly grey / check woollen / 'suit' - very fitted / jacket piped in black / velvet and lace trim / seams piped in black / 3rd ACT / LAURA / MISS JOYCE REDMAN / jet and gold / jewellery. / 'THE FATHER' / 1963. / white / piqué of / grossgrain / cuffs and / collar'
On front side of top page in pencil

'Black lace / and velvet / piping'
On front side of back page in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Design by Malcolm Pride for Joyce Redman as Laura in Act 3 of The Father, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1964

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil; Paper; Gouache; Cloth

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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