Adrian trained at The Wimbledon School of Art. He has worked extensively across the UK, both as a Head of Design in a regional repertory theatre – The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry – and as a freelance set and costume designer of number one tours, rep productions and West End shows.
He is passionate about musicals and was an influential member of the team that successfully introduced big musical productions into the summer season at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Scrooge the Musical
The Christmas show at Pitlochry Festival Theatre is unusual, as it is a stand-alone show. It doesn't have to share the stage with five other shows and so can take advantage of the full space and scene dock capacity. There is no fly tower, although there is a full counterweight system, so a clever use of tumbling and Kabuki drops was used.
The band formed the upstage focus high above chimney pots. Scrooge’s four-poster bed was a focus and the three ghosts emerged from within it, with the Ghost of Christmas Future as the bed itself, exploding into a towering black edifice. This was a real collaboration between all the theatre departments coming together to create a terrifying puppet. The joy of designing this show was collaborating so closely with light, sound and choreography, under the gentle, but sure hand of the director.