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.”

Daily Telegraph

“James Macdonald’s enormously intelligent production...”

Daily Mail

“…near flawless.”

The Guardian

“Laura Hopkins’s set, all heavy, handsome bookcases and funereal floral displays, perfectly suggests both wealth and morbidity.”

Financial Times