PENKHULL MYSTERY PLAYS, PENKHULL, STOKE-ON-TRENT
The Penkhull mystery plays are not Agatha Christie style whodunits. They are plays written and performed by the local community. Originally in medieval times the troupes of actors toured the streets of towns and cities and the plays were based on the bible, from Creation to Revelation.
Penkhull started their own version in 2005 and I have been doing them since 2008. The plays usually have a slightly dark humour and this is reflected in the design. With it being a community based project, there's not much budget and I tend to have find images on the web and then manipulate them into something striking.
Thanks to Al Lee at 2Cheeseburgers for his help on a couple of jobs when it went beyond my illustrative capabilities.