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Alice In Bed (2013) Set Design & Fabrication | Costume | Cyclorama



Commissioned by Tess Denman Cleaver for Tender buttons Theatre Company and funded by Arts Council England, Newcastle University, NHS and Newcastle City Council.


Design for Set, Costume and Cyclorama for Susan Sontag's Alice In Bed Directed by Tess Denman Cleaver of Tender Buttons Theatre Company. This contemporary reworking of the play was designed specifically for the historic site of the Stephenson Works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK


Alice in Bed was large-scale immersive theatrical production of Susan Sontag’s 1993 play about diarist Alice James, sister to Henry and William James. Performances took place in the Stevenson Works warehouse, where audiences were free to move around the landscape of the performance during the live event. The development and production of Alice in Bed was supported by an extensive public workshop and symposium programme on arts, mental health, and diaries as literary form.


Project partners: Culture Lab (Newcastle University), Silverlink Properties Ltd., NHS, Launchpad, Mining Institute (Newcastle).

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