Oedipus the King


‘The set design by Lauren Connolly allows the actors to be constantly creative with their playing levels and they make terrific use of the spaces.’
– East Midlands Theatre

‘…the use of colours, strips of fabric and materials reminiscent of driftwood invoked the feeling I was on the Greek island of Kos in ancient times.’
– Impact Magazine

‘…novel set design by Lauren Connolly.’
– kevcastletheatrereviews

Writer: Steven Berkoff
Director: Martin Berry
Set Designer: Lauren Connolly
Costume Designer: Emma Williams
Lighting Designer: Richard Statham
Technical: Christopher Flux
Production Manager: Bungo Richardson

To bring this Greek Tragedy to a modern audience, this design saw the characters of our performance become the Be-Mused Theatre Company who travel the country telling classic tales.

Festival chic influenced the ramshackle, home-made, transient nature of the design where rugs and beanbags covered the floor and natural, light coloured bamboo scaffolding contrasted against industrial steel decks and flight cases in which they would store and move their set around festivals in. The colours were reminiscent of Greek Islands, land, sea, and sky.