Printed wood on textile fabric to the musical Donna Juanita

Photo: Petra Hellberg

Donna Juanita is a newly written musical by Johanna Garpe and Erik Norberg which takes its starting point in Hasse Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson freed Donna Juanita from the revue “Spader, Madame!” She was the sister of Don Juan. Donna Juanita is a musical journey through Sweden in the world from 1960 to 2016. The musical is shown on “Stadsteatern” in Stockholm. Gina Dirawi makes her debut on the stage as Anita / Donna Juanita. Donna Juanita has received smashing reviews from several major Swedish newspapers such as “Dagens Nyheter” and “Svenska Dagbladet”. Lars Östbergh did the set design, and Big Image printed backdrops that would resemble wooden walls. We had the privilege to ask Lars Östbergh a few questions:

What was the challenge as set designer for this setup?
To create a both modern and old-fashioned “room” at the same time. Modern in the sense that it is aesthetically would speak to a theater-conscious audience. At the same time a big part of the play is supposed to take place in the 1960s, which must be very clear.

What was the biggest challenge during the project?
Basic decoration consisted of three large wooden walls, each about 12 x 6 meters. Furthermore, the back wall had to be moveable. To top it all, part of the back wall was going to be of folding type, like a drawbridge. Due to the weight problem, it was impossible to make all of it in wood. The big challenge was to manage to mix the two wooden walls with the one (back wall) made only by Big Image-printing without ANYONE telling the difference.

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Photo: Petra Hellberg

What is most important to you when choosing supplier?
Quality, quality and quality.

What needs did you have, and in what way could Big Image help you with those needs?
Your expertise when it comes to printing. Plus, it was very urgent, as always.

Lars summarizes Big Image in three words:
Professional
Fast delivery
Companionable

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