SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
DIRECTED BY CASSANDRA FUMI
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE TENNESSEE MYNOTT-RUDLAND
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN BY DANN BARBER
LIGHTING DESIGN BY RACHEL BURKE
DESIGN ASSOCIATE SAVANNA WEGMEN
DEVISED AND PERFORMED BY ALLEGRA DE LALLO, AN DANG, THEO BOLTMAN, CASPER PLUM, FLORA FELDMAN, MARSHALL MORGAN, ASHA RANDALL-SHEPPARD, ELLA SIMONS AND FRANKIE WILLCOX.
"Design augments the visual theatre. The set resembles an emptied swimming pool, and clever low budget effects – a wading pool with a tail, for instance, which the mermaids lounge in – allow the hybrid figure of fairytale to flourish in intriguing ways."
July 18, 2021 — 12.27pm
"Text and the direction of Cassandra Fumi meld things into a cohesive whole, slipping smoothly from narrative, to monologue, to interludes of movement that create resonant images. The set is a key factor in tying things together. Designer Dann Barber gives us a very naturalistic swimming pool, with beat-up old tiles, underwater lights, and a ladder for getting in and out. It’s a public space where teenagers meet - and a space where they are on display and under scrutiny: body image and gender definition are important sub-texts here.
August 1, 2021