SCENERY PAINTING FOR THE AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE and PANTOMIME
|NATIVITY SCENERY - page four
Designed, constructed and painted by Brian Willis
Performed by the Sunday School children of Croaghmore Presbyterian Church (Nr. Bushmills) December 2005
And here is my "Stables" photographed
in the church hall where I built and painted it. (5ltr paint tin on
right for scale) Total height 9 feet. Total width 12 feet. Black
plastic PVC on the floor to protect the carpet. The construction is as
This set was placed on a raised dais some 14" high, making the eyeline
of the audience (congregation) at 2'10". This photograph gives a
rather distorted impression of the painted floor, probably because of
the wide angle lens I had to use as I could not get back far enough. In
reality the floor looked quite natural.
And here is the "Nazareth" cloth (see previous page) hung between the two palm flats. Psst note how I got my measurements wrong and the left hand side of the "Arch" is hidden by the palm trees!
In the performance this cloth is Scene One, which was then removed to reveal the Stables (at the top of this page) which was the second scene.
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