X by Alistair MacDowall
Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA
Conceptual Set & Costume Design
Director // Fred Wienand
A small research base on Pluto. It's crew members have lost contact with Earth and remain trapped. Gradually the inhabitants begin to deteriorate, their human fragility beaten against the hard, plastic longevity of their home.
We wanted the audience to be drawn into the centre of this claustrophobic space, but also able to view the pressure applied between the unknown dark exterior and bright interior. A tension held in the solid boundary of their sealed environment - which begins to change. The walls close in, rooms appear and disappear. As we lose all sense of time, sense of space and reality begins to collapse too.