The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington. March/April 2000
The show was produced by the Contemporary Stage Company in a new translation by the director David Graham-Young
As the theatre is so small, (made more claustrophobic by completely black floor, walls and ceiling), and all the implied locations were exteriors - the park and the beach - I concentrated on suggesting an expansive acting area, principally by using a series of 8' high, 4 metres wide mirrors.
I also introduced a slightly raised (25mm) stage floor of laminated oak planking, surrounded by a similarly toned 1.1m border of carpet. The carpet was intended principally for the entrance of the Lady (see above and the movie below) who glided silently, in a dappled green light, around the two transfixed men.
Updated May 2005