set and costume design

katie lias

'A Midsummer Night's Dream', by William Shakespeare


Paul Hart



The Watermill



Lighting Designer:

Tom White



Scott Rylander
















"In a story about transformation, designer

Katie Lias subtly transforms the Watermill's

rustic interior into a mysterious Edwardian

theatre, lit by Tom White, suggesting depth

with shining reflections"

- WhatsOnStage ****


"a threadbare, Dickensian-chic aesthetic

courtesy of designer Katie Lias"

- The Stage ****


“Katie Lias has created a fluid set design

with a scaffolding tower – red curtains and

the heavy ropes of an old fly tower

suggesting a Victorian theatre. The costumes

are simply exquisite”

- Robin Strapp, Newbury Weekly News



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