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Jasmine Swan

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Jasmine Swan

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Biography

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Jasmine trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2017. She was multiple nominated for Best Designer in The Stage Debut Awards 2018, for her designs at: Theatre503, Finborough Theatre and The Arcola. She was Laboratory Associate Designer for Nuffield Southampton Theatres 2017/18

Theatre as Designer includes: Sex Sex Men Men (The Yard); Eden (Hampstead Theatre); Chutney (The Bunker) *OffWestEnd Award Best Set Design Design Nominee*; Lost Boys New Town (National Youth Theatre); Women In Power (Nuffield Southampton Theatres & Oxford Playhouse); Medusa (NST Studio); Son Of Rambow (The Other Palace); Much Ado About Nothing, Dungeness, Love & Information (Nuffield Southampton Youth Theatre); Sleuth (ZoieLogic Dance Theatre); Cabaret (Westminster School); Hanna (The Arcola); The Passing of the Third Floor Back (Finborough); Hyem (Theatre503 & Northern Stage); Who’s Afraid Of The Working Class? (Unity Theatre); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Liverpool Playhouse Studio).


CHUTNEY

 
  IMAGE CREDIT: RAH PETHERBRIDGE
 
  IMAGE CREDIT: RAH PETHERBRIDGE
 
  IMAGE CREDIT: RAH PETHERBRIDGE
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Role:
Set & Costume Designer
Year:
2018
Venue:
Flux Theatre at The Bunker Theatre

Chutney was a dark comedy about a millennial couple who’s love for one another is fading…until they discover a mutual urge for killing household pets.

Their killing spree starts with a hedgehog-in-a-John-Lewis-blender-moment and escalates from there. They order a crossbow from Amazon and go on hunting trips in the middle of the night to the local park. This spirals into the brutal murder of an elderly neighbour Mrs Sinclair. By the end of the play, their once gleamingly white modern kitchen is stained and tarnished with an oozing dripping blackness. This originates from the knife block and eventually spreads across the stage; The blackness serves as a physical metaphor of their guilt. We achieved this effect using hydrochromic paint, that changes colour when water is applied. There was a water source underneath the knife block that enabled us to pump water out.

Credits:

Lighting Designer:
Matt Cater
Director:
Georgie Staight
Sound Designer:
Benjamin Winter
Writer:
Reece Connolly
Photographer:
Rah Petherbridge

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