Frankenstein

Frankenstein ,Northern Stage 2017

A challenge to work on a new version of this Mary Shelly classic adapted by Selma Dimitrijevic , especially when it is paired with a reworking of Hedda Gabler. Northern Stage, under the direction of Lorne Campbell have asked me to create a single … [Read more...]

Onegin film

Eugene Onegin Garsington 16 by Michael Boyd, Designed by Tom Piper

http://bbc.in/2fFVof0 only a month left to catch this recording of last years Garsington success … [Read more...]

Studies in Blood

7Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten , directed by Erica Whyman, designed by Tom Piper RSC 2016

In tec for 7 acts of Mercy at RSC these photos of a blood drop have captured a Baconesque abstraction due to the slow shutter speed. … [Read more...]

7 Acts of Mercy RSC

7Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten , directed by Erica Whyman, designed by Tom Piper RSC 2016

Bold, hard-hitting and political this new play by Anders Lustgarten, directed by Erica Whyman, fuses Caravaggio painting the canvas which inspired the title with contemporary Liverpool and a family drama of a dying ex docker teaching his grandson … [Read more...]

Curtain Up Back Up

Curtains NY 2016

This exhibition which celebrates the best of international theatrical collaboration between New York and London, which opened earlier this year at the V and A has now transferred to the New York Library of the Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center. A … [Read more...]

Harrogate

Harrogate by Al Smith, The pump House Aldeburgh , Directed by Richard Twyman, Designed by Tom Piper. Model 2015

It's back for far too short a run and tour, but really pleased for Al Smith that the writing is getting another outing and great praise from those lucky enough to be able to get into the Royal court upstairs. Since its run at Hightide last year the … [Read more...]

Stephen Clark writer

stephen-clark-playwright-librettist-lyricist

Terrible to hear today that Stephen has died. We worked together for many years on Zorro, Carmen La Cubana and most recently on Dr Blighty in his home town of Brighton. He was a gentle man plagued by mysterious ill health, but was always battling … [Read more...]

Iho At Hampstead

Iho By Tony Kushner, Hampstead Theatre 2016, Directed by Michael Boyd, Designed by Tom Piper

In Tec for Iho or the Intelligent Homosexuals Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at Hampstead, an epic family drama set in Brooklyn and New York in 2007. Dealing with themes as varied as the title suggests it is almost … [Read more...]

Wales for Peace

Weeping window Caernarfon by  artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper

The final Poppies installation of the year has just opened in the spectacular setting of Caernarfon castle in North Wales. The home of the Welch Fusiliers Museum and currently showing the Welsh Book of remembrance it is location steeped in history … [Read more...]

Pride and Prejudice 16

pride and Prejudice, Regents park Open air theatre, directed by Deborah Bruce, costumes by Tom Piper, set by Max Jones

It has been great going back to this delightful production, a great creative team and the show given fresh insights with a completely new cast. So although the designs were based around the previous production there was a chance for a new approach to … [Read more...]