Orpheus and Eurydice

  • Old Vic Tunnels, London, 2011

This hugely ambitious production in the Old Vic tunnels beneath Waterloo station was directed by James Dacre for the NYT in his third collaboration with Dick Straker. A fitting venue for a journey to the underworld used projection across all surfaces. The layered set design used rear, front, floor and ceiling projection built into the set to generate the depths and atmosphere of the space. All the surfaces were unconventional for projection and required the experience and skills of Mesmer to adapt many aspects of the design from projectors and animation techniques to programming and rigging in order to create the effects.

This is an ambitious piece, visually and acoustically rich.
Evening Standard