Media: Seaside trailer puts Old Vic play in the frame

September 1, 2011

Icon Films, the Bristol-based natural history and documentary production company, has teamed up with the Bristol Old Vic to create a trailer for the theatre’s upcoming new play, Coasting.

Filmed along the seafront at Clevedon, the trailer focuses on the play’s three characters – Ocean, Pearl and Falcon.

Icon used the town’s famous pier and its seafront benches on a grey day to provide an atmospheric backdrop for the play’s characters who are struggling with their lives in a seaside town.

Coasting, a new play by South West playwright Natalie McGrath, blends 1980s pop culture with the slang of the 1950s. It was developed by the Old Vic’s artist development team Bristol Ferment.

The trailer is the latest created by Icon for the Old Vic. It recently produced a promo for Treasure Island, which played to packed audiences on the cobbled street outside the theatre.

Icon managing director Laura Marshall was recently appointed chair of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Trust. The 21-year-old firm is best known for its wildlife and natural history films which it produces for broadcasters such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery.

Coasting runs from September 22 to October 15.


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