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1797 - The Mariner's Revenge, Admiral's Attic at The Old Royal Navy College, 2022


Directors: Briony O'Callaghan

Written by Mark Knightley

Set & Costume Design: Tara Usher

Design associate: Christianna Mason

Tara Usher’s set design and Jonathan Charles’ music combine with the historic venue (and Briony O’Callaghan’s direction) to create an eerie atmosphere; you can especially sense the mariner’s unravelling mental state in the room with letters strewn across the walls, and the cramped bedroom demonstrates how oppressive the environment would have been for the recovering mariner upon his return from battle. The albatross puppet and use of portraits is an excellent way of furthering the storytelling and inviting more actors into the room without needing any extra space.

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