The Great Wave

This has been an epic tale, in a smallish space, that has pushed my ethos of creating simple and evocative spaces to the  limit. Francis Turnly's play was three years in development and always multi locational, as we worked on it with director … [Read more...]

Stephanie Arditti

A lovely obituary here from Bunny Christie for Steph who was a wonderful costume supervisor. We never worked directly with each other, but I spent many hours with her and Jan Bench (a supervisor I do work with often) on trains to and from Stratford … [Read more...]

2018 Year of Collaborations

This is turning into an amazing year of collaborations with so many of my close directorial colleagues asking me to do several projects each, how can I say no ! So with Michael Boyd, after Open House and Cherry Orchard, I will be doing Tamburlaine, … [Read more...]

Cherry orchard in the round

It is great to go back to this classic text, as it is play I know well having designed it many years ago at Nottingham playhouse, but it was intriguing to see how Rory Mullarkey (writer) and Michael Boyd (direction)would approach the play. It is … [Read more...]

Open House

Another compelling new play received its UK premiere at the Ustinov Bath and now transferring to The Print Room at The Coronet in Notting Hill. Michael Boyd has directed and we worked with Madeleine Girling as costume designer. For what appears to be … [Read more...]

Box of Delights

"What is the point of a box of delights if you can't open it ?" so says one of the children in this fantastic adaptation of the classic children's story by John Masefield adapted by Piers Today.  A gem to design in the faded splendour of … [Read more...]

Bully part 2

I have been touched and startled at how many people within our industry have approached me with support for the comments on my last blog on this subject and am alarmed at how I seem to have struck a chord with too many fellow designers. I have shared … [Read more...]

Pooh Exhibition

Here is a link to an article on the exhibition at the V and A which I have co-designed with Alan Farlie of RFK Architects (we have worked together now on 4 exhibitions Shakespeare staging the world, Blood, Curtain Up ). Also working closely with … [Read more...]

Rake’s at Wilton’s

A perfect venue for this opera based on Hogarth's famed series of paintings. I am collaborating again with Selina Cadell and the team behind Love for Love at the RSC so just working on the stage design with costumes by Rosalind Ebbutt. This is the … [Read more...]

Bayadere-the ninth life

This has been a real departure for me working for with Shobana Jeyasingh. Lots of thoughts about it in this link .   … [Read more...]