SET + COSTUME DESIGN
director | Luke Sheppard
choreographer | Tom Jackson Greaves
lighting | Nic Farman
sound | Leigh Davies
Photography | Scott Rylander
Hope Mill Theatre 2018
Luke Sheppard's fluidly coordinated, persuasive production, which fits Gabriella Slade's sumptuously realised, stifling oppressive classroom set like a glove and is enlivened by clever lighting touches by Nic Farman.
Gabriella Slade’s intimate set design flows with the Hope Mill aesthetic brilliantly, almost an extension of the very space it’s playing in. Butterflies are encased in glass curiosity cases hanging from the walls, broken windows suggest things aren’t quite as clean and crisp as initial looks would first have it, this is a set that reflects the trappings and inner-turmoil of the show’s characters perfectly.
The Reviews Hub
Set Designer Gabriella Slade’s stark yet somehow beautifully distressed classroom feels as it if has grown right out of the walls of the theatre, and the furniture is manoeuvred expertly in the hands of Sheppard; accentuated by the brilliant work and surprise ingenuity of Lightning Designer Nic Farman. This is a piece of theatre with extremely high production values, and even higher standard of creative detail from its designers.
West End Wilma
The set and costume design from Gabriella Slade, paired perfectly with some terrifically atmospheric lighting from Nic Farman, gives a stunning look to the whole production, with the incredibly detailed Victorian schoolroom set merging perfectly into the brickwork of the theatre.
British Theatre Guide
Gabriella Slade's design strikes with intelligence utilising Hope Mill's own architecture to achieve the stark realism & immersive nature of this set.