London 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s network is leaking secrets.
Tom Stoppard’s play is revived by Hampstead Theatre and Howard Davies.
The entire back wall of Hampstead theatre was transformed with an 80s, surveillance style video wall, comprised of 100 40″ monitors on a custom rig.
“Ian William Galloway’s shifting video wall of images lends visual intrigue to the nearly cinematic cross-cutting.” – The Arts Desk
Through this, the the wide, bare stage is transformed with a mixture of period imagery and spy photography, and the light from the screens reflected in the steel panels of the cubicle set.
“In their vivid sharpness both Ashley Martin-Davis’s sets and Ian William Galloway’s video designs ensure, like Davies’s production, that we end up illumined rather than blinded by science.” – The Guardian