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...]


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...]


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...]

Studies in Blood

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...]

7 Acts of Mercy RSC

Bold, hard-hitting and political this new play by Anders Lustgarten, directed by Erica Whyman, fuses Caravaggio painting the canvas which inspired the title with contemporary Liverpool and a family drama of a dying ex docker teaching his grandson … [Read more...]

Curtain Up Back Up

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...]


It's back for far too short a run and tour, but really pleased for Al Smith that the writing is getting another outing and great praise from those lucky enough to be able to get into the Royal court upstairs. Since its run at Hightide last year the … [Read more...]

Stephen Clark writer

Terrible to hear today that Stephen has died. We worked together for many years on Zorro, Carmen La Cubana and most recently on Dr Blighty in his home town of Brighton. He was a gentle man plagued by mysterious ill health, but was always battling … [Read more...]