Young asked me to design this show as a favour, (in other words
it had a small budget but no designer's fee), in the hope that I
could somehow squeeze it in with my teaching commitments at Wimbledon
School of Art. Fortunately it coincided with the beginning of a
new course which specialised in making things for theatre, film
and television, (of which I was the course leader), and the simple
set allowed a small group of first year students an opportunity
to build their first set outside college.
The piano had to be integrated
into the design (the powers that be wouldn't allow it to be moved)
and the most pleasing aspect of the design for me was the contrast
achieved between the coolness of the convent interior and the sounds
of the El Salvador revolution outside manifested by the loudspeaker
built into a full height 'aggressive' steel construction/false proscenium
which can just be made out to the left of the photo.