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Ian Westbrook

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Biography

Ian trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham University. His first of many productions was with the Lenny Henry and Cannon and Ball shows for the Lord Delfont Group.
After seasons at Nottingham, Leicester and Plymouth, Ian arrived in Norwich and began a long association with the Theatre Royal. He formed 3D Creations, a successful scenic design and construction company, based in workshops and studios near Great Yarmouth. Since then, his work has been seen in New York, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Berlin, Paris, London's West End and throughout the United Kingdom.

In recent years, Ian's projects have included the Holkham Hall Pageant for the Earl of Leicester; the creation of a Serengeti Safari Trail for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Sandringham; "Sweeny Todd", "The King and I", "Brighton Rock", "Great Expectations", "Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Cabaret" and "Fire from Heaven", the Norwich Theatre Royal's Cathedral 900 Pageant. More recently, Ian was responsible for set painting on the World Première of William Alwyn's opera "Miss Julie" also at the Theatre Royal Norwich. Ian's designs have been seen in numerous Christmas shows across Great Britain including "Aladdin", "Peter Pan", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Cinderella" and "Babes in the Wood".

Ian has designed and created a large spaceship for a national theatre tour, designed the Oil of UIay commercial promotion for German television and completed his fifth, and largest, Royal Commission for Her Majesty the Queen at Sandringham.