Big Hands was a site specific theatre-noir production that first took place in Cardiff in 2006. It told the story of a detective taking on a strange but well paid job, only for things to get all supernatural as the events unfold. The production was a mixture of live music, film, monologue and movement and kept minimal with simple lighting and props. The show was highly successful receiving praise from press and audience members alike.
When the show’s creator Gerald Tyler came to do the show again the following year, he invited me to illustrate graphic novel style panels to be added to the set. Our mutual enthusiasm of gritty comics led to stark black and white individual images which were then projected as backdrops for a scene.
Gerald Tyler is a Cardiff based performer and independent theatre maker. For years he performed with dance theatre company Earthfall, and more recently he has been seen in the National Theatre Wales productions of The Passion of Port Talbot and The Persians. His own productions include Something’s Wrong With Abel and he is in the process of writing Big Hands into a feature film.