Webber Douglas Studio
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with Inspector Sands
Devised by the company
Direction: Lucinka Eisler
Stage Design: Mengqi He and Sarah Beaton
Sound Design and Original Music: Harry Linden Johnson
Lighting Design: Sana Yamaguchi
The story takes place at times in the present, and at times in the past. The stories of the past are told through two filters: The story told to Lockwood by Nelly the housekeeper, which is then retold through Lockwoods words written down in a journal.
The concept of the lighting was to recreate this by defining the 'present' looks and the 'past' looks. In real life, the present can be seen clearly, so the 'present' looks were achieved through making faces clearly visible and lessening the sculptural shadows. In my own memories, I felt that the past looks less clear and slightly darker than the present, so I made the lighting for the 'past' looks darker with unnatural and sculptural shadows from lots of sidelight and backlight.