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Creative Careers Week Q&A: Claire Thompson, Head of Paintshop at Nottingham Playhouse

February 24th 2021

by Creative Quarter

For Creative Careers Week (Mon 1 - Fri 5 Mar) the Creative Quarter is shining a spotlight on Nottingham folk currently smashing it in their chosen creative role. Claire Thompson, Head of Paintshop at Nottingham Playhouse is responsible for painting all the scenery for the theatre's in-house productions.

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Playhouse Paintshop

Claire Thompson (middle, second row), with the Nottingham Playhouse Paintshop Team


Playhouse backcloth
The Madness of George III November 2018 P Nottingham Playhouse 49

Work in progress and finished product - Claire's work for The Madness of George III. Photos by Claire Thompson (L) and Manuel Harlan (R)


Skelling WIP 2 Claire Thompson
Skellig March 2019 P Nottingham Playhouse 21

The birds nest set for Skellig at Nottingham Playhouse (April 2019). Photos by Claire Thompson (L) and Marc Brenner (R)


Sleeping Beauty in Production November 2019 R Nottingham Playhouse Photography by Pamela Raith 26

Hand-painted sets created in-house by the Nottingham Playhouse Paintshop team. Photography by Pamela Raith


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