'The Play's The Thing'
Royal Shakespeare Company
On Saturday 22nd October the second and final phase of the Royal Shakespeare's Company, "The Plays the Thing" exhibition opened at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon.
Appointed to deliver concept designs produced by the Amsterdam based designers Kossman de Jong, The Hub worked with the RSC's events and exhibitions team to deliver this family focussed exhibition that tells the stories and techniques required to stage the countless productions that have and continue to be performed at the Swan Theatre.
Unique to the project was the coordination of artists commissions and audio visual producers to educate and inform the visitor as well as incorporating the technical requirements of an international exhibition space that includes the loan of the "Chandos" portrait from the National Portrait Gallery and Shakespeare's First Folio.
The first phase of the project blended the functional requirements of the theatres Swan Bar with artefacts from across the RSC's collections.