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...]

Bully bully

In the light of the current revelations of patriarchal figures within the entertainment world abusing their power over women I wanted to add my support to those calling out the abusers, but also discuss how to add to the debate to cover all aspects … [Read more...]

Pelleas and Melisande

A bit late writing about this production which has been and gone, but wanted to share my thoughts.The production was my second at Garsington with Michael Boyd after last year's Eugene Onegin.  Debussy's symbolist masterpiece demands a … [Read more...]

Boudica at the Globe

This production directed by Eleanor Rhodes,is the last programmed by Emma Rice in her tenure as Artistic Director and as such will be the last in a while to use the full range of emotional and atmospheric possibilities available with electric theatre … [Read more...]

Poppies 17

We are nearing the end of another frantic year with the poppies sculptures, having completed 5 of the 6 installations planned for this year.There has been a great variety of locations and stories. The Wave looked magnificent at the end of … [Read more...]

Rhinoceros

A joyous collaboration with Dot theatre from Istanbul and director Murat Dultaban with the Lyceum theatre for the Edinburgh International Festival. In keeping with the absurdist nature of the piece, Murat encouraged me to push the design to an almost … [Read more...]

Convert to Coward

I never imagined I would end up doing a Noel Coward play, I guess my natural style isn't what directors normally think of when contemplating a Coward piece! But thankfully Dominic Hill , with whom I normally collaborate on more miserable fare such as … [Read more...]

Hedda

A bit late in the day writing about this production in my slightly mental year, but this was the second in the double bill at Northern Stage celebrating strong female protagonists. After Frankenstein, also adapted by Selma Dimitrijevic, Hedda was an … [Read more...]

Frankenstein

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

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