Project Details

The Nightingale

Theatre production print materials for Hans Christian Andersen's classic.

Client Yellow Earth Theatre
Date August, 2005

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The imperial court is astounded when a plain little bird wins the Emperor of China's heart with her beautiful pure singing. To keep her close, he imprisons the nightingale in a golden cage. But in the fickle court, she is soon ousted by a dazzling jewel-encrusted mechanical bird. When Death arrives to snatch the Emperor's life away, who will save his ailing heart?

A visually exciting production of Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale for family audiences using dance, music and video. Developed in association with Half Moon Young People's Theatre and co-produced by Hong Kong Arts Festival in association with Chung Ying Theatre Company, in partnership with the British Council Hong Kong.

The creation of print materials to accompany Yellow Earth's The Nightingale, continued our relationship with this British East-Asian theatre company.

With The Nightingale, we were able to develop a lavish programme with over 16 pages, that included a fold-out 'Deaths and Nightingales' board game, in addition to posters and leaflets.

As usual, we received excellent production shots to work with, and developed a vector based illustration style to convey a fairy tale atmosphere.

The look was rounded off with uncoated paper for a slightly more ethnic, tactile appeal.


Art Direction

Client Reference :

Kibook was consistently original, creative and professional. Their quality can be seen in the excellent print generated. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for similar work.
- David K.S. Tse, Artistic Director

Links :

+ www.yellowearth.org

This is a KIBOOK project. Additional illustration work by Ed Sullivan and David Lai.