Emma Bailey




Writer / Tim Cowbury

Director / Mark Maughan

Set and Costume design / Emma Bailey

Lighting design / Josh Pharo

Sound Design / Lewis Gibson

"The production has a sparse but striking design by Emma Bailey. A lonely office chair sits centre stage, encircled by six upright striplights, whose flickering halogen glare cuts through a muggy, honey-coloured glow which suffuses the space. At times, they pivot inwards to focus intently, pointedly, on Serge. At others, when that yellow light fades to black, they stand out like the bars of a cage. " Exeunt Magazine

"The Claim is a masterclass in the pitfalls of language, a taut, funny but ultimately massively unsettling piece of work." What's On Stage★★★★

"A bold interrogation of the UK's Kafka-esque asylum system" TimeOut★★★★

"This is how you make political theatre to reach a wider audience. Superb." A Younger Theatre

The Claim design is the recipient of Technology Awards 2018; Creative Innovation in Lighting Design.

- photos by Ben Millar Cole