SCENERY PAINTING FOR THE AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE and PANTOMIME
JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL- page one
Here I am working on "Jekyll and Hyde
As you can see my work is nearly completed. I'm not doing the whole
set, which is mainly lots of steps and platforms etc. I am just doing
"arty" bits for them as this picture shows. There are items from three
separate scenes in the above photo. In the foreground I am standing
beside a scaled down front of a steam train engine. This will only be
glimpsed as it to be surrounded by smoke.
In the background you can see I have painted some big double doors. On the left of the photo is part of a room interior with an imitation plaster cove and a quickly dashed off Canaletto painting to take the bareness off the wall. All the panelling on doors and walls are painted on with depth hinted at by painted on shadows.
In 1924 the LNER were invited to display a locomotive at the British Empire Exhibition. No 1472 was awaiting repairs, so was re-numbered 4472 under the new LNER numbering scheme, named Flying Scotsman, and placed before an adoring public. This established a pattern for the LNER of using Flying Scotsman as a flagship locomotive around the UK.
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