The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 29, 2020 at V&A London

Liz Ascroft

Act 3, scene 1: Into the woods

Act 3, scene 1: Into the woods
  • Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Company: Promenade Production
  • Venue: The Duke's Open-air
  • Year: 1996
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Ian Forrest
  • Lighting Design by: Brent Lees
  • Costume Design by: LIZ ASCROFT
  • Set designed by: LIZ ASCROFT
  • Photography by: Ian Tilton
  • Design © LIZ ASCROFT
In the woods where the moon and the animals speak, where imagination rules and the hard facts of science become alien, we discover Titania on her bower - an alchemist's egg, out of which the universe was hatched. Surrounded by a fairy ring made of umbrella mushrooms that provide convenient magical circles where fairies and witches meet, dance and sing at night.