The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Janet Vaughan

The Carrier Frequency

The Carrier Frequency
  • Production: The Carrier Frequency
  • Venue: The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
  • Year: 1999
  • Directed by: James Yarker
  • Lighting Design by: Paul Arvidson
  • Costume Design by: Janet Vaughan
  • Set designed by: Janet Vaughan
  • Design © Janet Vaughan
"The Carrier Frequency" was a revival by Stan's Cafe Theatre Company of the 1980's collaboration between Impact Theatre Co-operative and Russell Hoban. It was revived as part of Birmingham's 80's Festival. We worked from a video of the original piece in rehearsal, a few production photographs and scraps of text. It was a case of trying to recreate the essence of Simon Vincenzi's original design without going through a design process myself, with a very small budget, two weeks and the ever-present possibility of a leak!