Where Soldiers Sleep was a site-specific promenade production at the haunting and historic Landguard Fort in Felixstowe, Suffolk – the début production by the newly-formed Heritage Arts Company. I was privileged enough to be asked to act as the promotional designer for the play, as well as to perform. It swiftly became one of the most extraordinary and exciting projects I have worked on so far – so thanks again to Dave, Tim, Mat and Jonathan for an amazing experience. Watch out for this lot, they’re going to do some incredible stuff in the future.
For the poster, they asked me to create a pastiche illustration of Jacques-Louis David’s classic The Death of Marat, setting it in the Second World War. In this version, the Marat figure represents the US G.I. who was found dead in the bath during service at Landguard Fort in the war – one of the threads of the oral history narrative that made up the play.
Along with this there were flyers based on public information cards issued during the blitz, and programmes that referenced ration books.