The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: UK Design for Performance 2015-2019 (Image: Performing Architects)

Elroy Ashmore

West Side Story

West Side Story
  • Production: West Side Story
  • Company: The Kings School
  • Venue: The Marlow Theatre Canterbury
  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim
  • Directed by: Graham Sinclair
  • Choreography by : Stuart Hopps
  • Composer : Leonard Bernstein
  • Lighting Design by: Catherine Webb
  • Sound Design by: MAC Sound
  • Costume Design by: Simon Brett
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
We wanted to show the grit and grime of industrial urban New York. Rusty steel girders, fire escapes, red brick tenements, lines of washing, dustbins, street rubbish, fencing made from old doors, broken street lights all went into the mix. The tenement trucks were used to expand or confine space.