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Legacy at York Theatre Royal

On Thursday 12th April 2018, the Youth Theatre’s new technological thriller Legacy opened at the York Theatre Royal. Created by Paul Birch, writer of Cross Words and Objects Of Terror, Legacy is an exciting intergenerational collaboration between The York Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre and a collection of local actors over the age of 65. Whilst … Continue reading Legacy at York Theatre Royal

How to fit the multiverse in the back of a car

Space is so important to the realisation of a set design, after all the space is what the set is aiming to define. When I first designed the set for Constellations I had the beautiful vastness and well equipped Black Box at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television in my head. It’s a space … Continue reading How to fit the multiverse in the back of a car

How to Wear More Than One Metaphorical Hat at Once

After a four-month break from rehearsals, February saw me bringing out my Stage Management hat once again. I love my Stage Management Hat. It’s my favourite hat. If it was a real hat, it would be a simple black beret. Quiet and unassuming, you don’t mess with a person wearing a beret. As I was … Continue reading How to Wear More Than One Metaphorical Hat at Once

Hedda Gabler at The Grand Opera House, York

“I’ve never felt at home,” laments Hedda, a sentiment echoed throughout The National Theatre’s touring production of Hedda Gabler. Indeed, Jan Versweyveld’s construction of the Tesman’s new residence is far from inviting. The deceptively detailed set is delicately unfinished; an open piano bares its mechanisms, light bleeds under walls that don’t quite reach the floor. … Continue reading Hedda Gabler at The Grand Opera House, York