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Jonathan Dove’s comic opera is based on a true story about a refugee who lived, trapped at an international airport.  Full set projection was used to build tension throughout the acts and to support the unfolding drama.

“…subtle video effects create the weather conditions…”
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

“Andrew Riley’s set was simple yet elegant in shades of grey, Stephen Barlow made wonderful use of the three lifts which punctuated the stage. Onto the grey back-drop were projected Jack Henry James video designs to evoke the storm and other moments.”
Robert Hugill,

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Beautifully adapted from Katherine Boo’s book by David Hare, this play takes us into the Mumbai slums. Combining subtle and realistic billboard backdrops with full projection on all of the walls of the Olivier theatre for specific moments of high-drama action, the video content was carefully matched to the emotion of the piece throughout.

“Paul Arditti’s sound design and the video by Jack Henry James regularly startle us with the whoosh of a jetliner descending, symbolic of the larger world that the play’s characters know only from the detritus the passengers toss in trash cans.”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“A brilliant video and sound (designed by Jack Henry James and Paul Arditti) evocation of airplanes ominously and ear-piercingly swooping in over the characters’ heads periodically reminds us of their inconsequentiality…”
Brett Campbell, Oregon Artswatch (writing about NT Live)

As part of NT Live, Behind the Beautiful Forevers was captured in stunning 4k for digital cinema release.

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The Merchant of Venice

Ingeniously set in Las Vegas, Shakespeare’s controversial play is restaged at the Almeida following a successful RSC run.

“Portia’s casket test – where suitors have to choose lead, silver or gold to win her hand – is cleverly set to camera in a kind of dystopian daytime TV gossip show mash of Hunger Games and Deal or No Deal. ”
Tom Foot, Camden Review

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Water Babies the Musical

Based on the novel by Charles Kingsley which later became a film, Water Babies  was redeveloped into a musical by the talented Ed Curtis.

“The video design by Jack Henry James also adds another dimension and is used very effectively.”
Jenny Antill,

“some breathtaking projection work from Jack Henry James”
There Ought to be Clowns

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