set and costume design

katie lias

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


Paul Hart



The Watermill

Theatre, Wilton's

Music Hall & UK



Lighting Designer:

Tom White



Scott Rylander









"Designer Katie Lias' Victorian theatre, complete

with red-ruched satin curtains, fits like a glove

back in the versatile cosiness of the Watermill.

The top-hatted fairies look entirely at home –

there's an elegance to the wild magic created by

fast-moving stage pictures, performers and

instruments working as one"

- WhatsOnStage ****


"a threadbare, Dickensian-chic aesthetic

courtesy of designer Katie Lias"

- The Stage ****


“The costumes are simply exquisite”

- Robin Strapp, Newbury Weekly News


“The gorgeously decayed Wilton’s is the perfect backdrop to this consciously theatrical production

with Katie Lias’s moody designs creating an

unreal quality to proceedings” 

– British Theatre Guide


“The stripped-back, rugged set, designed by

Katie Lias, and ethereal lighting from Tom

White complement the story well.” 

– Broadway World





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