John Verryt

Set Designer

Shakespeare is as good as it gets for a designer; no kitchens, no lounges, no doors and windows - just characters
in whatever environment the director and designers decide to overlay. Michael and I were sitting on the beach
in January having an early Twelfth Night meeting and talking about ‘Illyria’ being a beautiful relaxing place where
everyone has nothing better to do than fall in love and of course there it was in front of us. I hope you enjoy
watching this production as much as we did making it. This year I’ve designed sets for Glide Time and Plenty
for the Silo. Still to come are Bad Jelly the Witch and Take Me Out, also for the Silo and Don Pasquale for
NBR NZ Opera.