We updated this piece to Cardiff, using local accents and dialects. For the design concept we invented an island held up by books and papers, which is the reccuring symbol of the piece. Also, we created two massive towers of books, one strong and the other crumbling, representing the different states of the two characters as we enter the play. The projection screen, was used to show the painting in the room as well as the window to the outside world, it flicked between different images of Cardiff life.
The two characters costumes, once we had established that this was a Cardiff ‘Rita’ became a simple thought process. We took both actors shopping and costumed them using the contempory Cardiff shopping scene.