We can supply full technical support for productions from the initial design and build to the fit up, technical rehearsals and the running of the production or event, using staff to crew the Stage, operate Sound and Lighting and Stage Management. Productions benefitting from this include A Place By The Sea, The Producers,As You Like It, Into The Woods, Peer Gynt, Hawker of Moorwenstow, Honk!, Torpoint Millennium Celebrations, The Queens Golden Jubilee Party In The Park (Cornwall), We Will Rock You, Hamlet, The Italia Conti School productions (Plymouth), Hair and Beauty Awards Evenings for St Austell College and Taunton College, Royal British Legion outdoor Remembrance Services and an Arts Project at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth.
SET & PRODUCTION DESIGN
Most set designs are created along with the lighting design. This concept means that restrictions in budget and facilities can be overcome to allow the production its full potential. Credits for this kind of production design include: 42nd Street, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, Disney's Beauty And The Beast,The Merry Widow, Les Misrables, A Place By The Sea, Where Are You Gone Jimmy Trevenna, Can’t Pay Won’t Pay, Marat Sade, American Dream, The Three Penny Opera, Peer Gynt, Cock & Bull, Follow The Star, Half A Sixpence, The Wizard of Oz, Into The Woods, Honk!, Dazzle, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kettleboys And Captains,’We Will Rock You, Hamlet, Annie, Aladdin, Rock Nativity, Sussical the Musical, Anything Goes, Jekyll and Hyde, Me and My Girl,School House Rock, Bugsy Malone, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, South Pacific, Joseph and his technicolour Dream Coat, Beauty and the Beast, My Son Pinnochio, A Chorus Line, Boogie Nights, Cats, The Gondoliers, Yeoman of the Guard and Little Shop of Horrors along with many events revues and pantomimes.
With over 250 lighting designs to date which include: St Austell College Dance Productions, Attik Dance,A Man for All Seasons, Stepping Out, Follow the Star, Spring Awakening, Great Expectations, Rashamon, Oedipus, The Hired Man, The Secret Garden, Titanic, Les Miserables, Jeykll and Hyde, A Grand Night for Singing, The Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernel and As You Like It, along with many revues, events and pantomimes. Andy Martin has also lit many new Premier theatre productions such as Artistic Licence, The Devil in Drag, Speak After The Beep, Will Self’s Cock and Bull, and Attik Dance’s Tangled.
"You have made sure that our shows look professional and could match any national show that I have seen."
Margeret Butfeild, Cornwall College St Austell, 'Annual Hair and Beauty Awards'
"Thank you for all the time, effort and patience you have given to help make 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' the show it is. Your set design is an inspiration, so clever and well thought out for our unique stage".
Janet Wood Secretary, Plymouth Theatre Company.
"Thank you so much for making the party look so magical"
Sarah Cobley, Customer
Half A Sixpence
Andy Martin's charming set opened with the shop fronts and wonderful old photos of Folkestone placing the story clearly in place and time. The set moved easily by the cast, smoothly and quickly created the many and varied scenes. The well thought out design ensured that there was never anything surplus to requirements taking up the limited space and giving the actors maximum room to perform. The colour scheme was most suitable for the period and helped maintain the air of faded elegance so essential to the feel of this show. The alley outside the stage door worked beautifully reminding one of many such lanes in and around our old theatres, and made the inside/outside the pub sequences slick and natural. The sea-front was effectively created: just how we remember those Sussex esplanades. The three trucks were well positioned and provided small and large spaces as appropriate to the scene. As usual the set benefited from excellent lighting design by the same designer. This is always a bonus ensuring that shading, colours and atmosphere are heightened and the actors fit so naturally into the scenes.
Andy Martin's set designs provide a wonderful arena in which to perform. Seemingly so simple, the three trucks turned and opened to reveal wonderfully evocative pictures giving varied heights and good acoustic backing. The effect throughout of the wooden slats and “oldie worldie” charm ensured that the production had a unifying visual whole. Of course, this excellent set benefits from Andy personally lighting it. There were some lovely touches with moonlight streaming in and the flame-like footlights to the stage. The opening & closing projected sequences book-ended the show most effectively
The Merry Widow
"The set design and construction by (Andy Martin) worked very well and his lighting set it off to perfection. Smooth scene changes were quick and silent so there were no breaks in the continuity."
"From the moment of entering this modern theatre, one was transported to the Victorian world of Charles Dickens, before any action began. The scenery was just superb and very authentic and the ease with which it was moved was a revelation."