Nora

In mid rehearsal for Steff Smith's radical version of Doll's house, set in three periods at once,1918,1968 and 2018 with three  actresses playing Nora. Collaborating with Director Elizabeth Freestone, Movement director E J Boyle, Lighting design … [Read more...]

Status of design

I need to get this written to get back to the day job of trying to design some shows, but there has been a lot out there on twitter over the new year with many 'best of' lists and it has raised the issue of Designers and their visibility or rather … [Read more...]

Romeo and Juliet

Coming back to write about this one as i haven't had time this year to keep up. This production is now at the Barbican and will go out on tour in the new year. Another collaboration with Erica Whyman looking at this play afresh examining the … [Read more...]

White Teeth

Playing catch up at the moment after a week with 4 openings in , this has been a very busy autumn full of a fantastic variety of projects! So White Teeth has been in gestation for many years now with Stephen Sharkey and Indhu Rubasingham working in … [Read more...]

Tamburlaine RSC

Michael Boyd and I have returned to this epic text in his specially adapted version. We created a production for TFANA in Brooklyn in 2014 and have now moved on to the Swan in Stratford. As always when working with Michael the production develops and … [Read more...]

Credit The Artists

There has been a building campaign by many designers led by Tom Scutt, to try and get the organisations we work for to properly credit the designer and the creative collaborators when using images from shows on social media etc. Musicians and … [Read more...]

The Tower Remembers

Beyond the Deepening Shadow  Back in the moat of the Tower of London and faced with the challenge from Deborah Shaw of how to mark the end of the centenary year of the end of the first world war. I have been on an extraordinary journey with … [Read more...]

Long Days Journey

After the whirling challenge of the multi locational Great Wave at the NT it was refreshing to take on the singular challenge of creating the Tyrone household for O'Neill's great play at the Citizens. The clue is in the title , a long journey through … [Read more...]

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...]