The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Chris de Wilde

A Tempest: Miranda and Ferdinand

A Tempest: Miranda and Ferdinand
  • Production: A Tempest
  • Company: Krazy Kat Theatre Company with Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout
  • Venue: Nottingham Playhouse Playroom & tour
  • Year: 2009
  • Author: adapted from Shakespeare by Nick Wood
  • Directed by: Caroline Parker
  • Composer : Matt Marks
  • Lighting Design by: David Phillips
  • Costume Design by: Chris de Wilde
  • Set designed by: Chris de Wilde
  • Photography by: Chris de Wilde
  • Design © Chris de Wilde
  • Image © Chris de Wilde
A version of The Tempest for 8 to 11 year olds with a cast of 4, with puppets, masks, physical theatre and integrated sign language. Miranda and Ferdinand are discovered playing chess. Gold picture frames from Prospero's trunk form a motif, framing a shadow play, introducing masks, and here creating a moment of stillness in a turbulent production.