The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Carol Betera

Hard Times

Hard Times
  • Company: Storytellers Theatre Company
  • Year: 1993
  • Author: adapted from Dickens, by the director
  • Directed by: Mary-Elizabeth Burke Kennedy
  • Lighting Design by: Paul Denby
  • Costume Design by: Leonore McDonagh
  • Set designed by: Carol Betera
The story was told by circus performers, in a tent made of scenic gauze which could be pulled up and let down, and which became transparent as the lighting changed - set against a painted backdrop of industrial England.