The Lady from the Sea – Donmar Warehouse

November 10, 2017

We are very proud to be associated with a large water tank that we installed on stage at the Donmar Warehouse for the latest production of “The Lady by the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen. It was superbly directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the first British African-Caribbean director to run a major UK theatre. This is a classily put-together production, with set, lighting and directorial choices all working in unison. Tom Scutt‘s largely static set is striking, allowing the sea to always be present on stage to reflect Ellida’s unceasing yearning to be near to the sea.

The 4mx 2.7m acrylic water tank was cemented on site in just 3 days due to access restrictions and stage changeover times. No mean feat considering the 3 tonnes of water that had to be filled whilst the tank sat at a angle from the corner of the stage. Constructed in 25mm clear Perspex with all the technical drawings and calculations completed by our in-house team, the tank was set to wow the audiences and add a new dimension to stage design. We worked closely with Tom Scutt and his team to ensure that everything fitted first time as there was a very large “rock” to be installed and with no room (literally) or time for error, this had to be 100% spot on.

Our flexibility and ability to work through issues pre and during production are well regarded and although we never claim to be the cheapest, we do like to think we are the best.