The Society of British Theatre Designers

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

Buggy Baby

Buggy Baby
  • Production: Buggy Baby
  • Venue: The Yard Theatre
  • Year: 2018
  • Author: Josh Azouz
  • Directed by: Ned Bennett
  • Composer : Giles Thomas
  • Lighting Design by: Jess Bernberg
  • Sound Design by: Giles Thomas
  • Costume Design by: Max Johns
  • Set designed by: Max Johns
  • Photography by: The Other Richard
  • Design © Max Johns
  • Image © The Other Richard
A horror comedy about trying to build a normal life when nothing about life is normal. "Max Johns' hallucinatory design starts out as a baby sensory session – big, bouncy balloons, cutesy tunes and rainbow lights – but it slides into some kind of sensory assault" (WhatsonStage) "Max Johns’s cunningly simple design in which the pinks and Day-Glo colours of the nursery collide with floating furniture" (Guardian) "Max Johns’ design feels as if it has been fed by the disturbing corner of YouTube full of ‘educational’ videos that are meant for toddlers but are, in fact, the stuff of enduring nightmares"(The Stage) "The hints of the surrealism to come are to be found in the clever staging by designer Max Johns" (The Independent)