The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Elroy Ashmore

Rigoletto

Rigoletto
  • Production: Rigoletto
  • Company: Clonter Opera
  • Venue: The Britten Theatre, London
  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Francesco Maria Piave
  • Directed by: Michael McCaffery
  • Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
  • Lighting Design by: Chris Ellis
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
This production was very much a mix of Dickens London and "The Gangs of New York". It's a nineteenth century world of industrial architecture full of darkness, street violence, where gangs clash in the underground sewers. We are well below the level of any daylight. We just used the one space changed by just a few large props.