Emma Bailey

Emma Bailey
Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World

Performed at the Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Polina Kalinina

Set & Costume Design / Emma Bailey

Lighting and Sound Design by Jonathan Jewett


"There’s a blast of Thin Lizzy’s Black Rose — the Dublin rockers’ swaggering, extravagant paean to Irish legend, with its direct lyrical reference to Synge’s play — and the cast stride on to a sparse set, armed with buckets of mud. This they slop and smear on to the wall in sweeping arcs and swirls, creating a sense both of a County Mayo landscape of bog and valley and drizzle and of a life of grind, grime and limited horizons." The Times ★★★★

★★★★ - Evening Standard


- photos by Craig Fuller