Studio One at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Direction: Bill Buckhurst

Stage Design: Eve Hunter

Sound Design: Callum Wyles

Lighting Design: Sana Yamaguchi and Jack Channer

Photos by Zak Macro


The main focus of this design was color. The director was inspired by the aesthetic of Michael Mann films, and wanted to create a sterile world with a clean design, and washes of bold colors. A cold white was used for regal scenes, a wash of blue was used for night and moody scenes, and an unsettling green was used as a theme for the ghost of King Hamlet. As the ghost of King Hamlet appeared down the aisle of the seating, we also had light shining through the seating in the green color to make the audience feel as if the world they are in is being affected by the ghost as well.