Theatre Design

The Acid Test

Written by Anya Reiss
Directed by Gabbie Bird
Set and Costume Design by Christianna Mason
The Cockpit, London

Three young graduates are living in permanent party mode in a London flatshare. Jessica’s dad arrives and the evening spirals into a reckless night of alcohol, weed and emotional outpourings.

“Designed by Christianna Mason, the set has an almost kaleidoscopic effect. Staged in the round, empty bottles of alcohol decorate the furniture within the living room like an elephant graveyard of drunken mistakes.” – A Younger Theatre

 

Trump’s Women

Written and Directed by Lily Bevan
Set and Costume Design by Christianna Mason
Photography by Helen Murray
George Bernard Shaw Theatre, RADA

A series of short plays that track Trump’s relationship with women throughout the decades. From the Beauty Pageants up to his following of devoted female Republican voters and into the future of the man with the mythical hair.

 

Scuttlers

Written by Rona Munro
Directed by Hannah Eidinow
Set and Costume Design by Christianna Mason
Photography by Linda Carter
George Bernard Shaw Theatre, RADA

The London premiere of Rona Munro’s 2015 play tackles youth disaffection through the lens of 19th century Manchester street gangs. Against a backdrop of the industrial revolution and tumultuous social change, the intensity of the rivalry between the Bengal Street Tigers and the Prussia Street gang is matched only by their own internal power struggles.

“The set was a real gem for any lighting designer. It provided a great starting point, offering many interesting angles and rigging points for lights.” – Declan Randall, Lighting Designer

 

Blues For An Alabama Sky

Written by Pearl Cleage
Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr
Set and Costume Design by Christianna Mason
Photography by Linda Carter

Harlem, 1930, and the realities of the Great Depression have kicked in. It portrays the lives of struggling African American artists and activists, in two colourful apartments, during the slow decline of the Harlem Renaissance.

“You get a fierce sense, in Femi Elufowoju Jr’s fine production, of lives being palpably lived…” – Michael Billington, The Guardian ****

 

Triptych

Youth Music Theatre
The MAC, Belfast
Music by Polina Nayakinskaya, Laura McGarrigle, Elizabeth Charlesworth
Set and Costume Design by Christianna Mason

The first of YMT’s Triptych Programme, commissioning new work from young female composers, Triptych is comprised of 3 short musicals ‘Genetics’, ‘Pearl, and ‘A Lie’ are bound together by themes of genetics, family and relationships.