Welcome to Thebes

Writer: Moira Buffini
Speculative Director: Fiona Buffini
Speculative Set and Costume Designer: Lauren Connolly
Speculative Production Manager: Andy Bartlett

A speculative design project for Nottingham Playhouse’s main stage combining Ancient and Modern politics.
Set in the conflict-devastated country in the aftermath of Cambodia’s Killing Fields this design was created as a revolve stage, taking visual inspiration from the temples of Banteay Srei merged together with the Russian Market in Phnom Penh.
The cage made up of RSJ beams surrounding the upstage edges of the performance space depicts the enclosing enemies of our characters, constantly visible and ever imposing throughout the performance.