Moonlit FOX has been AWESOME to work with, she took a project I was unable to complete with another designer and quickly turned it around to exactly what we were working with. She was very patient and open minded about edits. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Thanks Moonlit, GREAT JOB !
Erudite's cover design was a perfect fit for my story, and was very responsive to updates in the brief as the contest went along.
- Jon DeLeon
How townsendproductions started their poster journey
Who are you known as?
Townsend Theatre Productions
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
To create live theatre of the highest artistic standard that is relevant, innovative, challenging and ultimately entertaining.
To take our theatre to non-theatre venues for audiences that find access to theatre centres a challenge or are not themselves regular attendees. As well as theatres and arts centres we perform at community centres, village halls, trades clubs, schools, pubs, conferences and festivals.
To form effective links with trades unions on national and regional levels, theatre and education organisations, campaign organisations and trades councils.
To promote to a wider audience stories and issues of special interest to these groups, and work with these groups to promote individual performances.
To use drama and education to explore social, political and historical issues, and open up channels of participa tion through audience interaction – workshops, exhibitions, post-show discussion, etc.
To work closely with associated organisations and supporters, artisitic and educational, to enhance audience development through developing appropriate marketing strategies.
To challenge racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice through our performances and working methods.
To maintain and develop a commitment to commission ing and creating new work.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We would like you to design an Edwardian style poster for a one man show based on the famous working class novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'. The show will be told using magic, magic lantern, live music, acting & puppetry. We would like the text and the poster to have the feel of Edwardian England (see example) and the poster should have elements of Edwardian entertainment as well as a serious side, I have provided two images. I have played with the idea of Neil Gore (main image) looking through the magic lantern slide (you'll see what I mean in examples provided). I've also added another image of Neil Gore which could be used.
OUTLINE OF THE STORY
The story follows the painters and decorators as they renovate ‘The Cave’, a three-storey town house, for Mayor Sweater. It traces their hardships and struggles for survival in a complacent and stagnating Edwardian England. These workers are the ‘philanthropists’ who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages in order to generate profit for their masters. They are joined by artist Owen, whose spirited attacks on the dishonesty of Capitalism along with his Socialist vision, highlights the exploitation in their workplace but also focuses on the inequality in society as a whole.
TITLE: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
STRAP LINE: A One Man Magic Lantern Show based on the novel by Robert Tressell
★★★★ “Tremendous” - The Times.
★★★★ “Highly entertaining” - Whatsonstage
' A Company making a name for delivering politically committed theatre' The Observer
LOGO Townsend Productions in association with Harrogate Theatre, The Place Theatre & Unite the Union