The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Matt Edwards

  • Production: Beyond Measure
  • Company: Back and Forth Productions
  • Venue: York Theatre Royal
  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Bridget Foreman
  • Directed by: Juliet Forster
  • Lighting Design by: Penny Gaize
  • Costume Design by: MATT EDWARDS
  • Set designed by: MATT EDWARDS
  • Design © MATT EDWARDS
Inspiration for the set and costumes began with collaborative discussions with the director Juliet Forster. Initial ideas developed from the concepts of change, sexual awakening and confined frustration. This led to a number of avenues including close up textures of cathedral stone that looked organic and eroded; a sense of shifting surfaces and of being trapped without walls, possibly self induced. The costumes were intrinsic to the space and also reflected the frustration and joy of the character.