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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Poppies on Tour

Well it has taken a lot of planning and consultation but we have finally managed to start the process of getting the wave and weeping window installed in their new exciting temporary locations. It is going to be fascinating to see how each venue … [Read more...]