Bunny Christie creates immersive worlds for theatrical productions. Whether she’s depicting alternate realities or bygone eras, her sets are consistently imaginative – combining innovative tech with dazzling visuals which draw the audience in.
She has worked on both contemporary productions and adaptations of classic texts – from the Bridge Theatre’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to People, Places & Things, a thoroughly modern show about addiction and recovery – and offered a vivid depiction of the mind of a teenage boy with autism for the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
The set – which featured a clever use of pixel mapping – won several awards and the production has travelled around the world following a sellout run in London. Here, Christie tells us about the highs and lows of set design, collaborating with directors and the challenges of making last minute changes to productions.