Two correspondent illustration students have won their work being printed in West End Venue. Multi-award-winning director Adam Morley (Inspector Morse, Dracula) has been working alongside renowned illustrator and the Stage Columnist John Byrne to promote new and unknown artistic talent. Both Morley and Byrne are passionate about helping artists of all kinds make an effective living from their skills in addition to developing the skills themselves.
The competition was run through John Byrne’s correspondent illustration course and asked the students to create artwork for Conor McPherson’s The Birds based on the Daphne de Maurier book, which will be at The Leicester Square Theatre 24 September to 17th October. The standard of entries was extraordinarily high but the final two were picked for their eye-catching ‘curb’ appeal.
The two winners are Sarah Inkpen and Rory Donald. Their two images have been combined by graphic artist Paul Pierce-Couch to make a special poster which will be seen in print at Leicester Square Theatre. Their individual entries will form the programme artwork for the show and both have been invited in to the show to meet the cast and director as well as the team at Leicester Square Theatre. Both students were thrilled at winning the competition and to have the chance to see their work in print.
Glenn McCrory (IBF Cruiserweight champion of the World, Undefeated British & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion, BSKYB Commentator, Quayside) makes his THEATRICAL DEBUT in Conor McPherson’s THE BIRDS. He joins Alice Marshall (BBC Radio New Comedy Award) and Emma Taylor (Theatre Person of the Year) in this classic thriller brought to life by one of the worlds greatest modern writers Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) and directed by multi-award-winning director Adam Morley (Inspector Morse, Dracula).
This atmospheric post apocalyptic chiller is set in a world where society has collapsed and the birds, for reasons unknown, attack humans at every given opportunity. Three strangers with dark pasts and many secrets, find themselves thrown together trying to survive this harsh new world… Hiding in a boarded up house where danger comes from the skies above and also from within.
Directed by Adam Morley
Cast: Glenn McCrory (Nat), Emma Taylor (Diane) Alice Marshall (Julia)
John Byrne has been a professional cartoonist and writer for over 20 years. John’s cartoons and comic strips have appeared in a wide range of publications ranging from Private Eye, The Guardian and The Stage to The Bookseller, Christian Herald Media Week and Tesco’s in-house newspaper The One. His book ‘Learn to Draw Cartoons’’ has now passed it’s 10th edition.
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place
24 September to 17 October 2015
Tickets £15 & £12 concs
Box Office: 02077342222
Monday 7th September 2015