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 a very unassuming set it was quite a challenge to design, The play demanded a detailed level of naturalism, the family home in New England of a middle class family; dull, claustrophobic but not run down, beige walls and curtained windows. the living room of a domineering father whose children have returned reluctantly for their parents anniversary . Gradually the world shifts , characters leave and the same actor reappears as a new character with more than an echo of their previous one, the house yields up secrets of its past or maybe its promise in the future and by the end we are in a completely different open atmosphere. 


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