Convert to Coward

Hayfever by Noel Coward, Directed by Dominic Hill , Designed by Tom Piper, Lighting by Chris Davey. Lyceum 2017

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 Gabler

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 ,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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Coming up

Mrs Bennet,Elizabeth and Mary

So with summer upon us at last, news of what the next few months holds. I have two revivals; Pride and Prejudice is back at Regents park in late August and then on Tour,working with Deborah Bruce and Max Jones again. While Harrogate last seen at … [Read more...]

Poppies on Tour

wave at YSP 2015

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...]

Curtain Up

RSC 2008, directed by Michael Boyd, Designed by Tom Piper, Lighting by Heather Carson

I am delighted to be collaborating again with Architect Alan Farlie, we last worked together on Shakespeare Staging the World at the British Museum in 2012. This time we are working with the V and A on an exhibition on 40 years of theatrical success … [Read more...]