A Delicate Balance
By Edward Albee
Almeida Theatre (2011)
Directed by James Macdonald
Lighting designed by Guy Hoare
Photography by Hugo Glendinning
An affluent white middle class household undergoes an alcohol-fuelled long night of the soul.
Inspired by the seductive and saturated interior photography of Maynard L. Parker and Slim Aarons, the design hinted at a darkness beyond the gleaming glassware and polished wood.
“... beautifully realised in Laura Hopkins’s design that is so sumptuous that you want to move in yourself.”
“James Macdonald’s enormously intelligent production...”
“Laura Hopkins’s set, all heavy, handsome bookcases and funereal floral displays, perfectly suggests both wealth and morbidity.”