Erpingham camp

University of Chichester, 2018
Theatre Design / Graphic Design / Art Direction

I worked in partnership with Molly Syrett to design the set and props for Erpingham Camp by Joe Orton.

The screenplay was based on the ancient Greek classic 'The Bacchae'. These posters, used as set dressing in a nightclub scene reference quotes from the original play and give clues as to the fate of the main character, Mr Erpingham.

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A musical adaptation of the 1973 cult classic The Wickerman

The stripped back, conceptual set design allowed the people of Summerisle to manipulate Sgt Howie, controlling his environment via five operative screens.

Folkloric symbols and shapes encompass the island, spelling Howie’s fate, and eventually condemning him to sacrifice.

A man who has come here as a fool!

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Inspiration Moodboard

The original film set out the blueprint for our design, full of folklore and Scottish island life.

We looked to build on this by making a connection between the human form and the events in the play. The female body represents the sexual and idealogical liberation the islanders try to temp St. Howie with. The male body is connected to Howie himself and the power he represents as “police officer, from the mainland”.


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Summerisle Set Design
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Summerisle Set Design
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