Commissioned by the Actors’ Touring Company

By Mark Ravenhill

Director: Nick Philppou
Designer / Costume Designer: Pippa Nissen
Lighting Designer: Zerlina Hughes
Music Designer: Neil Starr
Video Designer: Alan Pelletier
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith, London and touring
First Performed: Spring 1999

The development of the design of ‘Faust is Dead’ happened concurrently with the writing of the script, the making of a video for the performance and the initial rehearsal period. Scenes were made by suggesting an edge to an implied space or by using video to represent a place naturalistically. The elements of the set became the other members of the cast and the real journey of the narrative is mirrored by the dance that the set plays around the characters; in the moving screens, the sliding panel, the television set, and the iron bed.

The design for ‘Faust’ was part of the UK entry at the 2002 Prague Quadrennial in scenography.