Miss Littlewood

 Just recovering from the emotional journey of putting on this wonderful show. I know it is normal to get involved in one's work, but something about the open heartedness of Sam Kenyon's words and music and the way Erica Whyman worked with the … [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...]

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...]

Open House

Another compelling new play received its UK premiere at the Ustinov Bath and now transferring to The Print Room at The Coronet in Notting Hill. Michael Boyd has directed and we worked with Madeleine Girling as costume designer. For what appears to be … [Read more...]

Box of Delights

"What is the point of a box of delights if you can't open it ?" so says one of the children in this fantastic adaptation of the classic children's story by John Masefield adapted by Piers Today.  A gem to design in the faded splendour of … [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...]

Rake’s at Wilton’s

A perfect venue for this opera based on Hogarth's famed series of paintings. I am collaborating again with Selina Cadell and the team behind Love for Love at the RSC so just working on the stage design with costumes by Rosalind Ebbutt. This is the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]