The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Chris de Wilde

Nine: The Spa

Nine: The Spa
  • Production: Nine
  • Venue: Malmö Musikteater, Malmö, Sweden
  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Book by Arthur Kopit
  • Directed by: Vernon Mound
  • Choreography by : Anthoula Papadakis
  • Composer : music & lyrics by Maury Yeston
  • Lighting Design by: Ian Sommerville
  • Costume Design by: Emma Ryott
  • Set designed by: Chris de Wilde
  • Photography by: Chris de Wilde
  • Design © Chris de Wilde
  • Image © Chris de Wilde
"Nine" is based on the life and work of Federico Fellini, and the staging derives from images and motifs in his films. Guido Contini has escaped to a spa. The architecture is a conflation of images from La Dolce Vita, Eight And A Half and Casanova.