EM THE MUSICAL
       
     
 Em is a new musical telling the story of a teenage mother in 1960s Liverpool. The play follows Em, as she moves from being ‘the’ couple with Tom to being a single, expectant mother fighting to keep her baby.  My brief was to use “Cathy Come Home” and dirty washing as inspiration for the set. With a cast of seventeen and a lot of activity on stage, the key was to keep it simple. I decided to use four benches that could be used in different formations creating different settings. This along with Matt Whale’s lighting moved the play along from scene to scene.
       
     
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EM THE MUSICAL
       
     
EM THE MUSICAL

DIRECTOR: HANNAH CHISSICK

WRITER: BENJAMIN TILL

LIGHTING DESIGNER: MATT WHALE

COSTUME DESIGNER: SAM BEAL

SET DESIGNER: ANNA ROBINSON

LOCATION: WEBBER DOUGLAS STUDIO,

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

Photos taken by Patrick Baldwin

 Em is a new musical telling the story of a teenage mother in 1960s Liverpool. The play follows Em, as she moves from being ‘the’ couple with Tom to being a single, expectant mother fighting to keep her baby.  My brief was to use “Cathy Come Home” and dirty washing as inspiration for the set. With a cast of seventeen and a lot of activity on stage, the key was to keep it simple. I decided to use four benches that could be used in different formations creating different settings. This along with Matt Whale’s lighting moved the play along from scene to scene.
       
     

Em is a new musical telling the story of a teenage mother in 1960s Liverpool. The play follows Em, as she moves from being ‘the’ couple with Tom to being a single, expectant mother fighting to keep her baby.

My brief was to use “Cathy Come Home” and dirty washing as inspiration for the set. With a cast of seventeen and a lot of activity on stage, the key was to keep it simple. I decided to use four benches that could be used in different formations creating different settings. This along with Matt Whale’s lighting moved the play along from scene to scene.

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Em sketch.jpg
       
     
14EM.jpg
       
     
       
     
Em the Musical Timelapse

Em the Musical

Benjamin Till

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Filmed by Michael Glanville

Music: You Will Be Loved - Em the Musical