Designs for theatre includes: Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Barbican / Dublin / NYC); Arlington (Dublin / NYC); Ballyturk (Dublin / Lyttleton, NT); Misterman (Galway/ NYC / Lyttleton, NT); Bondagers (Edinburgh Lyceum); Khandan (Royal Court); Mass Observation (Almeida). The Lost Child Trilogy (David Glass Ensemble), with residencies in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Colombia; Knives in Hens ( Perth );Woyzeck in Winter ( Galway / Barbican).
Opera includes: The Second Violinist ( Dublin / Barbican); The Last Hotel ( Dublin / ROH / NYC); La traviata (Malmo); Ariadne auf Naxos (Salzburg); Carmen (Lisbon); A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford); The Queen of Spades (La Scala); Eugene Onegin (Opera du Rhin); productions in Cagliari, Naples, Florence, Parma, ROH and Scottish Opera; currently Ariadne auf Naxos (La Scala).
Film production design includes: The Last Hotel (Sky Arts).
THE SECOND VIOLINIST
This is a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh, about the life of a second violinist, with the Crash Ensemble orchestra sunk into the set – a very closely synched production of sound, light, design & video design, about a life in upheaval, with a dark secret, and an obsession with communication through social media, which forms part of the video design displayed on an LED screen the width of the stage – the protagonist is played simultaneously by a singer & an actor in a mute role.
The set has an over-riding sense of a crime scene and is split into two levels ; a domestic apartment world beneath, & a forest of trees above, accessed by a loft ladder sunk into the ceiling.
Helen Atkinson & David Sheppard
Paul Foley and Pat Byrne