Sophie Neil

Art Department

The Beggar’s Opera Characterisation

Blackheath Halls, London 2006
Director: Pete Harris
Lighting: David Holmes
Movement: Ayse Tashkiran

Whilst initiating a bold space following a sparse, angular order, it was necessary to redefine the performer’s bodies in order to fit the new configuration of their surrounds and give them dominance. We visually accentuated important elements of each character by giving them a sculpted quality that could be translated into their individual physicality whilst also linking them to the space, giving a sense of ownership towards their habitat.