A visit to see Rough Magic’s production of “Improbable Frequency at the Gaiety Theatre is a must for students of Scenography (Set Design), Lighting Design and Costume Design. Alan Farquharson’s versatile and imaginative set design not only enhances the presentation of the production by at times some of the projected imagery appears to be choreographed to engage with the performance.
The same use of projected scenic elements is a good example of how digital imagery (in the hands of a competent and capable designer) can be integrated effectively and cohesively into the overall composition of the visual presentation, adding additional visual meaning to the unfolding presentation of the performance.
The costumes, designed by Kathy Strachan not only bring colour and personality to the characters but gives them additional stage presence and a visual movement to their performance. The costumes and make-up enlarge the presence of the characters
The collaboration between the Set Designer “Alan Farquharson”, Lighting Designer “Sinead McKenna”, Costume Designer “Kathy Scrachan” and the Director “Lynn Parker” is evident in the production’s animated, cohesive and visually stimulating presentation.
It is a very enjoyable production; the writing is cleverly and well crafted. The performances are captivating and energetic. , the delivery, timing and cadence and diction of the gifted cast in concert with the musicians add so much to the enjoyment of the show.
Enjoy the show and see if you agree with me.“Improbable Frequency” http://www.roughmagic.ie/Productions/What-s-on/Improbable-Frequency Alan Farquharson http://indigo.ie/~alanf/
Thanks to Rough Magic for the images.