- Tay Bridge
- Gagarin Way
- Jury Play
- Music is Torture
- Factor 9
- Al Poco Tiempo
- Grimm Tales
- Sitting Pretty
- The Dream Train
- The Maids
- Bugsy Malone
Tay Bridge//Dundee Rep//Director Andrew Panton
Photos: Mihaela Bodlovic
The stage, designed by Emily James, is a masterclass in set design. The rusted wreckage of a train compartment that can be brought back to life, moved and added to by the actors themselves. The detail is astonishing, right down to the barnacles spattered along the bottom of the carriage.
The cast seem to haunt the broken carriage of designer Emily James’s rotating set as it mutates into pubs, classrooms and tenements with dream-like fluidity.
Emily James’s set, built around the image of a rusted and broken North British Railway carriage hauled from the deep, becomes ever more moving and evocative
The effect of such stylised Victoriana looks somewhere between Pirandello and a 1970s portmanteau horror film…a chilling masterclass in disaster movie style hysteria
a polished, well-choreographed production that makes brilliant use of Emily James’s deceptively simple rail carriage set
Gagarin Way//Dundee Rep//Director Cora Bissett
Photos: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
a stylish production…Emily James’ set is industrially fit for purpose with lovely use made of the conveyor belt.
Adam//National Theatre of Scotland//Director Cora Bissett
Jury Play//Grid Iron//Director Ben Harrison
Music is Torture//Tron Theatre//Director Ben Harrison
Factor 9//Dogstar Theatre//Sweden, Denmark, Wales and Scotland //Director Ben Harrison
The impressive set, designed by Emily James, ingeniously houses the action, despite the expansive years covered over the course of the play.
Emily James’ set is a wonderful cross between a retro super-computer and a ghoulish medical lab.
Al Poco Tiempo//Seattle Dance Project// Erickson Theatre, Seattle
//Choreographer Ellie Sandstrom
Terracotta//Birmingham Rep/Hampstead Theatre//Director Marianne Elliott
The action is set on the roof of a south-London house, ingeniously designed by Emily James.
Grimm Tales//Dukes Theatre annual outdoor promenade production//Director Ian Hastings
Emily James’ designs are delightful: the edible abode in Hansel and Gretel is a caravan of confectionery that emerges spectacularly out of the woods.
Many of the scenes – such as the sweet house in Hansel and Gretel – are a sight to behold thanks to the creative talents of the set designer.
Sitting Pretty//Nuffield Theatre and national tour//Director John Doyle
A very ingenious and workable set.