Bringing the Make/Believe of theatre design to the masses. World-class theatre designers from across the UK are bringing the best of their recent work to Nottingham – from the Olympic Games closing ceremony and Miley Cyrus set designs to Royal Shakespeare Company and operatic creations.
Nottingham Trent University is working with the Society of British Theatre designers (SBTD) in collaboration with the Victorian and Albert Museum for Make/Believe – a major exhibition showcasing the work of more than 140 UK theatre industry designers, completed during the past four years.
Theatre designers create sets, costumes, puppets and installations for a huge range of performances and events – such as for sporting ceremonies, music concerts and festivals, as well as heritage, education, film and television work.
Examples spanning the genre will be on display at Nottingham Trent University from 14 - 31 January for Make/Believe, which is being curated by Kate Burnett, reader in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University and UK National Curator for the SBTD and Prague Quadrennial 2015.
Lara Booth exhibited the costume and set design work behind the live opera event Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria originally shown in 2012.