a world of imagination
temporary theatre - national theatre, london
To design a temporary theatre space for the National Theatre in London during the renovations to its Cottesloe Theatre (now Dorfman Theatre)
If the theatre creates a world of Imagination, it needs to suspend reality and let imagination take control encouraging the audience to immerse themselves in the experience. Through smaller, interactive spaces each member has a more personal experience, sensing the play as only for them.
If you are bringing the audience into the play, why not bring the play into the audience. Removing the limits of the stage and allowing the actors to inhabit some audience spaces, every part of the auditorium could be a stage. By allowing the actors to perform from audience, interaction is promoted feeding the imagination and experience.