The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Elroy Ashmore

Wallop Mrs Cox

Wallop Mrs Cox
  • Production: Wallop Mrs Cox
  • Company: Birmingham Music and Operatic Society
  • Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Euan Rose
  • Directed by: John Adams
  • Composer : Laurie Hornsby
  • Lighting Design by: Christopher Lee
  • Projection Design by: Paul James
  • Costume Design by: Jo Thackwray
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
Set in Birmingham's Bullring this musical follows the life and times of Emily Cox, Bullring market trader and matriarch of the community from 1910 to the present day. The sculptural set represents the Bullring through all it's various re constructions. Screens at the back constantly showed visual information relating to the dozens of scenes. At on point part of the set breaks away to show the divisions between the developers and the market traders.