The Society of British Theatre Designers

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

Dream

Dream
  • Production: Dream
  • Company: The Courtyard Theatre Training Company
  • Venue: The Courtyard
  • Year: 2018
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Francesca Bridge-Cicic
  • Choreography by : Viola Bruni
  • Composer : Alex Mills
  • Lighting Design by: Tom Jackson
  • Costume Design by: Olivia Higgins
  • Set designed by: George Chaffey
  • Photography by: George Chaffey
  • Design © George Chaffey
  • Image © George Chaffey
For this production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, the director was keen to avoid the friendly, woodland glade fairies. Instead wanting to play upon the mysterious, slightly sinister nature fairies would have had when the play was originally written. ? Taking this idea, along with inspiration from forests and architecture, I have designed a set that immerses the audience in the environment of the play. Using my knowledge of yarns, the set is constructed from over 13,500 individual threads including UV reactive yarns, that combine to create an ethereal, mysterious atmosphere.