The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Heritage

Heritage
  • Production: Heritage
  • Company: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • Year: 1998
  • Author: Nicola McCartney
  • Directed by: Philip Howard
  • Lighting Design by: Renny Robertson
  • Costume Design by: Fiona Watt
  • Set designed by: Fiona Watt
  • Design © Fiona Watt
1914: Two Irish families from opposite sides of the religious divide struggle to carve out a living in the vastness of the Canadian prairies. The shape of the set makes reference to the 'coffin' ships of the previous century, whose heritage still has a hold over the present. "Heritage" played at the Traverse in 1998, before embarking on a tour of the Highlands and Islands. It was revived in March 2001, playing in rep. with "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" by Naomi Wallace; directed, designed and played by the same company