Designer's Dreams and Doodles

Tom Piper

Tom Piper is the RSC's Olivier Award-winning Associate Designer. He is designing Iqbal Khan's production of Much Ado About Nothing for the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Noel Coward Theatre, London next year.

Tom is also working alongside the team designing Shakespeare: Staging the World - The BP Exhibition at the British Museum as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.

Tom's blog will take us from his initial research, designs and ideas through to the opening of Much Ado About Nothing and the British Museum exhibition in July.

A Country of Contrasts

March 21, 2012

Ok you either love or hate India and at the moment I feel I love it.

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India bound

February 11, 2012
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Delhi at 3am we are met as arranged at the airport and discover that while we have been airborne Iqbal has got his visa approved at the last gasp, so will be joining us tomorrow as planned, a great relief on both fronts.

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Preparing for India

February 6, 2012
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I am off to India this week to research for Much Ado About Nothing. I have never been and am excited and nervous to be designing the show for the Courtyard Theatre in July. The plan, led by Iqbal Khan as director, is to create a production that comes out of India now, perhaps with a Punjabi feel, not a romanticised India of the past.

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Endless possibilities

February 2, 2012
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A trip to Stratford before we go to India to show Iqbal and Kieran, the lighting designer, around The Courtyard. It is the first time they have seen the space, which to me is a much loved friend. Strange to find it sitting there waiting.

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