Elin grew up on Anglesey and studied Design for Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, graduating with a First Class honours degree. At RWCMD, she received The Cardiff New Theatre Society Award, Ashley Family Foundation Scholarship, and The Margaret Amelia Thomas Award.
Romeo and Juliet Associate designer- Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; Dextera,Scottish Ballet; Woof, Sherman Theatre; Working,; Iesu!, University of Wales Trinity St David; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Barn Theatre; Why Are People Clapping?,National Dance Company Wales; Intimate Apparel, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Set and costume designer
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
This version of the Hound of the Baskervilles is a comedy, where three actors chaotically re-enact the mystery, punctuated with problematic scenery and mistimed costume quick changes. Because of the nature of the play, it was important the characters were practically caricatures of themselves; we wanted each costume change to be instantly recognisable to the audience.
Both the costume and set design were inspired by the original illustrations in Conan-Doyle’s novels. The projection design was inspired by magic lanterns, and flicked between etchings of the moorland landscape and Victorian London in the style of a Zoetrope. We also looked to early films of Laurel and Hardy for inspiration for our Holmes and Watson.
John Nicholson and Steven Canny