DANN BARBER

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Photographed by Jeff Busby
Photographed by Jeff Busby

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Photographed by Jeff Busby
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Photographed by Jeff Busby. Costume drawing by Dann Barber
Photographed by Jeff Busby. Costume drawing by Dann Barber

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Photographed by Jeff Busby
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CHESS

STOREYBOARD ENTERTAINMENT - REGENT THEATRE

MUSIC  BY BENNY ANDERSSON & BJORN ULVAEUS

LYRICS BY TIM RICE

DIRECTED BY TYRAN PARKE

CHOREGRAPHER FREYA LIST

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN BY DANN BARBER

LIGHTING DESIGN BY GAVIN SWIFT

2021

DANN BARBER

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER 

“Dann Barber’s striking set and costumes are a highlight. The stage is filled with a life-sized chess board on which the characters become players themselves. It’s surrounded by the 26-piece orchestra, a choir, the ensemble, with only the theatre’s bare brick wall as a backdrop. It enhances the storytelling without distracting from it. The costumes are true to the decade, with Natalie Bassingthwaighte rocking a black and gold jumpsuit, shoulder pads and hair teased to the heavens. Paulini is equally stunning with Whitney Houston-esque glamour."

Sophia Dickinson - Stage Whispers

March, 2021

"...set and costume designer Dann Barber has crafted the aesthetics beautifully – the entire show plays out on a giant chess board in the middle of the stage, surrounded by the 25-piece orchestra and choir... Costumes give a little nod to the 1980s – the era in which the original musical was created – without venturing too far into the territory of shoulder pads and high-shine polyester. A sleek colour palette of black and white is punctuated only by tasteful pops of red."

Zoe Rice

May, 2021

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