Monday 04 May 2020
Over the past 9 years, Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned Premm to produce the look and feel for the Deutsche Bank sponsored initiative Playing Shakespeare. The Shakespeare productions are created specifically for young people, since 2007 over 190,000 free tickets have been given to London school pupils focusing on a different play every time, this year being ‘Macbeth’.
The main image depicts Macbeth’s face within a torn Scottish flag, this not only represents the idea of the war, power and violence but also symbolises his decaying mental state throughout the play and the nature of desperation.
The idea of decay and also the appearance of flags were used further within the set design. Burnt flags hung around the inside of the theatre whilst the backdrop was worn and aged.
As in previous years we also created external graphics for the performance. We applied brick wrap to the Southbank outer wall of the theatre site, designed taproom panels, flags and wooden panels sitting within the windows of Shakespeare’s Globe. We also designed the programme to accompany the performance playing further on the themes within the play and continuing a dark and worn feel.
For more information on other Playing Shakespeare productions that Premm have designed the branding for, please visit; www.playingshakespeare.org