The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Elroy Ashmore

Shakers

Shakers
  • Production: Shakers
  • Company: Royal Theatre company
  • Venue: Royal Theatre, Northampton
  • Year: 1999
  • Author: John Godber and Jane Thornton
  • Directed by: Michael Vivian
  • Choreography by : Stephen Meak
  • Composer : Simon Slater
  • Lighting Design by: Paul Dennet
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
Steel mesh, chrome and neon provided the ambience of a wine bar rather than any realistic setting. Contrasting the cheap glitz we can see sordid alleyway detritus, take away rubbish and dustbins through the mesh against graffiti inscribed brick walls.