MOTORTOWN by Simon Stevens 

Bute Theatre, RWCMD

A graphic examination of an early millennium society. Through the episodic journey of  soldier returning from the Iraq war, and his blurring of the trauma between his war and home worlds.

Designing the play on four sides, with performers moving on raised walkways around their audience, aimed to physically enhance the perpetual movement of the protagonist as his mental state deteriorates. The space is 'real' in as far as the locations he visits are naturalistically realised, but also highly psychological; in being broken, disjointed, manipulated by the figures of fellow soldiers. We are fixed in place, only viewing through his eyes, the space acting as his physical stream of consciousness. 

Director // Michael Fentiman

Set & Costume Designer // Blythe Brett

Lighting Designer // Nari Smith

Projection Designer // Llyr Parri

Sound Designer // Kieran Gough

Stage Manager // Amy Hales

Photography by Simon Gough 

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