Industry Talks is a new musical theatre podcast focusing on the industry professionals that play a pivotal part in getting a musical from page to stage.
On this week’s episode, we speak to set & costume designer Morgan Large.
We speak about where his passion for musical theatre began, training at LIPA – Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and what it was like starting his career in theatrical design.
We speak about a variety of shows from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium to the UK tour of Fame.
Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
0:00 – 5:24 – Morgan tells us where it all began. He takes us back to the very beginning to how his school career helped him develop his love and passion for theatre. We also learn more about his training at LIPA – Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and what it was like assisting John Napier.
5:25 – 9:19 – We speak further about how Morgan approaches the design process. He also tells us that a key part of his role is problem-solving, problems could arise from space, technical requirements and budget.
9:20 – 15:09 – Morgan tells us what it was like working on the recent UK tour of Fame The Musical and how he approached such an iconic show. We also learn that this is the first show that Morgan has gone back to after designing the West End production of Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre back in 2009.
15:10 – 25:11 – Morgan has recently designed the set and costumes for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. He takes us through the whole journey, from the original design process to building the show with the creative team. We also speak about how he balances each process when creating the show.
25:12 – 34:00 – We learn what show Morgan would love to design. He also tells us more about the key skills needed to become a theatrical designer and how teamwork is integral.