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West End Theatres

Three miniature paper-cut theatres build up of multiple layers of hand-drawn illustrations in the style of Victorian pop-up theatres:
The Lion King, Mary Poppins and The Nutcracker

Designer & Paper Construction: Annemarieke Kloosterhof 

Illustration Assistant: Natalie Jones
Project Manager: Amy Beth Addison
Client: J Sheekey

The Making Of


Behind The Project:

All illustrations were drawn digitally “by hand” to give it that traditional Victorian feel. They were then coloured in, printed & paper-cut, and then assembled as a multi-layered theatre display just like their traditional Victorian paper ancestors.

The theatres’ exterior were made of wood and constructed & installed by Amy Beth Addison and assisted by Benedict Romain, who also added miniature lights inside the theatres to create some extra magic when viewed at night-time.

The plinths were made by Ed Thwaites and the client was J. Sheekey restaurant in Central London. The 3 theatres are on display for several months around the holidays in 2022.

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