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Port of Call – Lighting Designer Richard Owen 28/08/2015

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1. Tell us a little bit about your character/role

I’m the lighting designer for the production. With Hannah, the director, and Maeve, the designer, we’ll work together to create the different atmospheres and locations for the production.

2. What attracted you to this play?

It was the way the play was written which attracted me most, the story is quite haunting and beautifully written, on first reading of it I was already imagining how lighting could work in the play, so it intrigued me how we could put the play on stage.

3. If there was one memory you would like to hold onto, what would it be and why?

The memory of a wonderful evening watching a meteor shower high in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal after a long day trekking will stay with me. It was incredible to see nature and the universe combine to create a awesome show, visually the moonlight shining off snow topped mountains, a completely dark sky, with no light pollution and more meteors than I’ve ever see shooting across the sky was wonderful to see.

4. If you were a sailor which port would you most like to visit?

I’d love to visit Antartica at some point so the port I’d most love visit is Andersen Harbour on Antartica.

5. What are you looking forward to most about this production?

I really enjoy working on new productions, especially new writing, I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the creative team to produce something special.

6. Which song would you sing to get you through the rough seas?

Something to take my mind off the rough seas, so a long song, probably Purple Rain by Prince!

NARVIK runs at Liverpool Playhouse Studio 8th September- 19th September. Book tickets here

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