Let's Talk About Sets

Rural touring: Designing a miniature lighthouse for village halls
By Will Holt
Will Holt, the designer of a new piece by choreographer Ben Wright which runs at village halls across the UK, explains the challenges of designing for the touring circuit
Why the Bridge's Julius Caesar puts the audience centre stage
By Bunny Christie
Bunny Christie, the designer of the Bridge Theatre's new in the round, promenade performance of Julius Caesar, explains why they've let the audience get so close to the action
The challenges of designing for the floor and air in The Ramshackle House
By Becky Minto
We talk to the designer of Upswing's new circus production for families
Our set for Polka's The Snow Queen is inspired by fashion photographer Tim Walker
By Nettie Scrivens
The designer of Polka's Christmas show Nettie Scrivens explains what she was inspired by in the creating of the show
How designing James Graham's latest political play was a labour of love
By Lee Newby
Lee Newby describes the process behind designing Jeremy Herrin's production
Dragon fights and doll houses: designing the Olivier stage for Saint George and the Dragon
By Rae Smith
Designer Rae Smith explains how she created the hand-drawn aesthetic for Rory Mullarkey's new play
An epic food fight and tiny kitchen cabinets: the complications of designing Rules for Living
By Lily Arnold
As English Touring Theatre open their latest production, designer Lily Arnold explains what they had to do to make the set work
Pink saris and violence: How we represent the fight for women's rights on stage
By Isla Shaw
Isla Shaw, designer of a new play about a young woman who was raped by an MP in India, explains how a trip to the country inspired her work
Our Arabian Nights is a mirror image of London
By Yasuko Hasegawa
London Bubble's version of Arabian Nights runs in the open air
Let's Talk About Sets: Lydia Monks on What the Ladybird Heard
By Lydia Monks
The childrens' book illustrator describes the process of taking this kids' favourite from page to stage