Lighting, Vision and Set Design by Matt Osborne
Matt worked with Manly Musical Society to develop a technical and cost effective solution to stage WICKED.
The production lends itself to lots of big extravagant sets, having worked previously with large LED screen installations Matt wanted to move away from a simple LED backdrop and include custom LED builds as part of the set design, a concept the Director Declan Moore was onboard with.
“This best ever stagecraft-driven production of WICKED cleverly manipulates their well chosen and beautiful animated state-of-the-art video-walls to set the stage for each scene, and is a unique techno-triumph.”
“Matt Osborne’s lighting design is one of the most adventurous community theatre lighting designs I’ve ever seen with a large amount of LED screens used to display settings on. At times, it’s a bit over the top, but on the whole, it’s inventive and very clever.”
“The backbone of this production was a spectacular projected animation, which used large moving LED screens trucked across the stage, taking the
audience on a kaleidoscope around Oz. The images ranged from the inside of a clock to a hurricane. All were especially vivid due to the intimate
seating of the Glen Street Theatre.
The entire multi-media which must have taken hundreds of hours to program – was custom made by the lighting/set designer Matt Osborne”