After a bit of Photoshop based frustration that comes with a style rethink, I think I've got it!
Much closer to look to I envisaged in my head. I decided to go back to the initial thumbnail sketches which looked a treat and not generic 'Tom Beg style' which was holding me back. Feeling a lot more cheerful now, but probably not the time to fall into another comfort zone. I'll keep pushing myself to create new and exciting things.
This is the scene in the theatre. Going for a very grand and theatrical look. Shonky looking but beautiful. Guess the play?