The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Elroy Ashmore

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost
  • Production: The Canterville Gohst
  • Company: Haymarket Theatre Company
  • Venue: Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Shaun Prendergast after Oscar Wilde
  • Directed by: John Adams
  • Choreography by : Lorelei Lynn
  • Composer : Trevor Allan Davies
  • Lighting Design by: Simon Hutchins
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
The original script had many locations however we decided to simplify by setting everything on a giant zigzag staircase. There were many film references such as Hammer Horror for colour, texture and Gothic detailing. Film Noir for expressionistic angles, shadows and lighting. David Leans Great Expectations for decay, cobwebs and tattered hanging gauze drapes