Photography by Sam Goodchild
Set & Costume Design – Platform Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Written & Directed by Liam Borrett
Lighting by Alex Hopkins
I worked closely with Writer/Director Liam Borrett on this new play ‘This is Living’ over a year, developing both design and text organically allowing for a closely intertwined design and story for our company Falling Through Water’s debut production.
The Design was not purely detailed visuals, but a multi-sensory experience using scent sprays to fill the room with the scent of fresh meadow grass and a storm just broken.
★★★★★ “The play shifts from present to past and back again with ease; a super-fast change of lights telling the audience all they need to know without faffing around with exposition-heavy dialogue; and Isabella Van Braeckel’s design perfectly caters for each individual moment.”
WINNER – BEST NEW PLAYShaun Kitchener, EntertainmentWise
★★★★ “Isabella Van Braeckel’s striking design helps to situate This Is Living firmly in non-reality, with the domestic scenes taking place on a carpet of vivid grass.”Adam Foster, A Younger Theatre
★★★★ “Isabella Van Braeckel’s design is remarkable in that the states of now and then are tangibly evoked with the simplest of lighting and sound, transforming the couple visually and aurally – warm and lively in the past, cold and eery in the present.”Nick Awde, The Stage