Catching Comets: The Design Game

Sometimes the greatest hero isn’t the one in the suit. It’s the one who makes the suit. Or designs the suit. Or lights the suit. Or supplies it with a killer soundtrack.

Today we celebrate those who have been working outside the spotlight to make Catching Comets the ultimate thrill ride. Introducing, the design team...


For me Catching Comets is about how we imagine ourselves in our heads. And how that version of ourselves, and how we think we are supposed to be, can often consume us and be a destructive force in our lives.
— Mark Harris
Mark Harris, Sound Designer

Mark Harris, Sound Designer

Mark has been a long term collaborator and associate with Ransack having designed the sound for The Dumb Waiter (2014), Enveloped in Velvet  (2015), MOTH (2017) and Minus Touch (2017). He is the best of us.

Outside of the company, Mark predominately works with artist GAIKA, with whom he has recently been on a world tour designing live shows at international festivals.


Natalie Johnson, Set and Costume Designer

Natalie Johnson, Set and Costume Designer

 
For me Catching Comets is about dealing with the uncertainty of life and those things that totally come out of nowhere
— Natalie Johnson

Natalie is a designer who trained at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. In 2017, she was a recipient of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Prize for Stage Design.

Her previous credits include: (As Designer) - Twelfth Night, Bridge House Theatre, London and Globe Neuss, Neyss, Germany. Mydidae, Wonderhouse Theatre, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Striking 12, The Union Theatre, London. Putting It Together, Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Eris, Airlock Theatre, The Bunker Theatre, London. To Anyone Who Listens, The Hen & Chickens, London. The Wasp, The Theatre Collective, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Othello, Everyman Rep Company, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. As Associate Designer - Forgotten 遗忘 , Yellow Earth/ Moongate Productions, Arcola Theatre, London. Hunch, Dugout Theatre, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh.

For me Catching Comets is about dealing with the uncertainty of life and those things that totally come out of nowhere.
— Natalie Johnson

Matt Leventhall, Lighting Designer

Matt Leventhall, Lighting Designer

 
My on-screen hero is Tom Hanks because he proves it’s OK to be out of this world and still stay grounded.
— Matt Leventhall

Matt is a lighting designer and educator who collaborates UK wide and internationally. Matt is the Head of Lighting at RADA in London and recently delivered a lighting course at the National School of Drama, New Delhi, India.

Recent work: Trial By Laughter (UK Tour); The Secret Garden (York Theatre Royal), Terrible Infants (Wilton’s);The Events (Mercury); Light (Barbican and World Tour); Turn of the Screw (Mercury and UK Tour); Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion, Associate LD); This Much (Soho Theatre); The Collector (The Vaults); The Vaudevillans (Assembly); Barbarians (Young Vic); Ant Street (Arcola); Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); Sikes and Nancy (Trafalgar Studios); Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Secret Cinema, Site Specific); Fishskin Trousers (Finborough); Madame Butterfly (UK Tour); TEDx London (The Roundhouse).

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