Foxton has designed over 200 productions for theatres and companies throughout the country including The Crucible, Oh What a Lovely War Bolton Octagon; Chicago, Blonde Bombshells of 1943 Oldham Coliseum; Maggie May, Noises off Liverpool Royal Court; Neville’s Island, All my Sons York Theatre Royal; Aladdin, The Rise and fall of Little Voice Harrogate Theatre; Toast Hull Truck.
Under the Whaleback West Yorkshire Playhouse; Kvetch Bath Theatre Royal; Office Suite Mercury Theatre Colchester; The Winter’s Tale, Garage Band New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich; And then the Dark, The Price Manchester Library Theatre; Death of a Salesman Salisbury Playhouse; Equus, Macbeth Watford Palace Theatre; Blue Orange, The Country Wife Theatre Royal Stratford East; Takeaway John Godber Co; Scary Bikers Lipservice; Desperate to be Doris Sheffield Theatres; Brassed Off, The Future is Unwritten “England Away” Queens Theatre Hornchurch; Wildspark Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond and Contact Theatre , Manchester.
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich/Salisbury Playhouse/Queens Theatre Hornchurch
The stage adaptation of The Ladykillers utlised a revolve on which I created the whole of Mrs Wilberforce’s house which folded out as it revolved. This also included a billboard style map of the robbery in the story which was played out with mechanical tinplate clockwork toy style 3D animation to a stylised cartoon soundtrack.
There was also the railway line beyond including a signal which the Professor hung from by his scarf before his final demise on the railway line. I was inspired by Ronald Searle’s spidery cartoon style – the detail/wallpaper patterns were all drawn freehand onto the set.
Alex Stafford Marshall