The Princess and the Pea

Victorian Opera 2017 at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
 
Costume  & Set Design
 

Photo by Charlie Kinross

Photo by Charlie Kinross

Photo by Charlie Kinross

Photo by Charlie Kinross

Photo by Charlie Kinross

Victorian_Opera_The_Princess_and_the_Pea_(HR_-_Production_Photos)_©_Charlie_Kinross_(6)

Victorian_Opera_The_Princess_and_the_Pea_(HR_-_Production_Photos)_©_Charlie_Kinross_(6)

Composer

Ernst Toch

Librettist

Benno Elkan

Conductor
Fabian Russell
Director
Libby Hill
Set & Costume Design
Candice MacAllister
Lighting Design
Peter Darby 

 

 

Reviews :

"Designer Candice MacAllister used vivid colours to create a rich Technicolor world. The dotted pea motif on sets and costumes alike was a witty touch. A particularly clever touch with the costumes was the use of pale greys and browns for the television crew so that the neon tones of the Royals and Nobles on stage made a striking contrast."
Simon Parris

 

"The production itself, designed by Candice MacAllister, is set in a television studio, with a looney-tunes-esque screen to set the tone, and is a riot of carefully-designed colour, bright lighting and simple, effective props, allowing the on- and off-camera shenanigans to fill the space. In sharp contrast to the rich, patterned costumes of the “actors” the “production staff” were clad in everyday clothes, even if occasionally co-opted into the cast using the power of dress-ups, to underscore the moral of the story: don’t judge a book by its cover."
Alex Armstrong, Stage Whispers

"...the juicy palette of vivid clashing colours that decorate a polka-dotted boxed set within a TV studio setting together with the eye-catching and intricately flouncy costumes by designer Candice MacAllister."
Opera Chaser