Drama Centre Production (in repertoire with Mary Barnes), Platform Theatre, 2017
The director and I wanted to design a non-specific space that could exist, but was difficult to locate. Mirroring the audience directly, the set was designed to instil a ruthless and prolonged sense of threat that hits audiences as soon as they enter the auditorium, and amongst its brutal harshness, also could implant and hold moments of peace, tenderness and silence.
We designed a huge embankment, extending the performance space at an angle. Audiences as well as the characters on the stage, are constantly confronted and rebuked by various objects and items dumped in the canal succumbed by the prevailing gloom these characters currently find themselves; a lingering sting at the foot of the stage.