Above: A storyboard image from The Glass Menagerie staged at The Theatre Chipping Norton 2013. Graphite on A4
Right: A photo of a scene from the show
Will often completes storyboard drawings in conjunction with the director and other members of the team to explore and communicate ideas about staging, set finish and lighting.
John Terry, directing a gripping, well-acted, home-grown revival at Chipping Norton Theatre, takes his cue from this to present the piece — which Williams styled a “memory play” — as from a film set, with the writer’s reminiscences framing the action being performed as the cameras roll.
This transportation of the audience to Studio Six — the words stamped on the incomplete, flimsy wooden set supplied by designer Will Fricker — works extremely well.
Chris Gray. The Oxford Times. March 2013.