"We have just completed the set build for Old Times, two flown boxsets were produced along with a raked show floor. The finish on the walls was a true scenic art project that our painters really embraced. Everything in both interiors was painted, including the wallpaper curtains and all the doors! Another fantastic design by Hildegard Bechtler.
I think it's rather interesting to see the model box or the painting pictures there.
And then the actors come and fill the set with life and misery.
I just love the photos of the production - the colours and the lights must add a lot to the acting.
A quote from The New York Times: "Hildegard Bechtler’s shimmering, high-walled scenery further refines the painterliness that the same designer brought last year to “Scenes From an Execution,” a play about art and artists at the National Theatre; the richness of the red in the play’s second half signals a provocation all its own (...)" "Peter Mumford’s ravishing lighting casts a spectral glow culminating in the sudden blinding illumination indicated in the script."
The green walls:
P.S. A Deeley pic to illustrate...umm...where the emphasis is