The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall
  • Year: 2000
  • Directed by: Jamie Hayes
  • Composer : Benjamin Britten
  • Set designed by: Will Bowen
  • Photography by: Will Bowen
  • Design © Will Bowen
  • Image © Will Bowen
The military camp of Act i is represented by a bloodied canvas stretched across the stage. This drops to the floor during Tarquinius' dramatic ride to Rome to reveal silken drapes and a spiral stair of Collatinus' house.