Birmingham Stage Company

Graeme Messer

Birmingham Stage Company produced this play twice. Once directed by Graeme Messer and the second time more recently by Neal Foster. The set was approached in two very different ways. The first time a revolving corridor, like the hands of a clock rotated to create the different scenes. The actors could be seen walking down the corridor, one side of the corridor being the Victorian house, the other being the 1950s. The second time the set was a static spiral sculpture which had a gauze printed with a floral wallpaper. The interior was lit from the front to create the solid walls of the house. When lit upstage the walls became transparent which allowed the actors to use the whole stage for the garden.