Category: THEATRE

Duchess of Malfi – Almeida Theatre

This set consisted of a high gloss black herringbone floor with a glass fronted truck unit moving on a motorised winch system.

Rather than using real tiles, we CNC cut MDF sheets and gave it a gloss spray finish to give a ceramic look.

Design by Chloe Lamford

West Side Story – Leicester Curve

Illusion had the pleasure of building the set for Leicester Curve’s production of West Side Story.

It involved an 8m tall winched truck and poly-carved rubbish pile.

Ten Times Table – Theatre Royal Windsor

Another great collaboration between Illusion and Bill Kenwright, for their most recent touring show, we built the long-since ‘grand’ ballroom of a hotel.

Our scenic team transformed the set into the old, wornout hotel with various paint techniques to recreate the required aged look.


Designed by Michael Holt.


The Argument – Theatre Royal Bath

This apartment – themed set incorporated a steel floating staircase and balcony with moving scenery on tracks, wheels and flown. British Theatre Guide said that the “set slides seamlessly back and forth to reveal a succession of (mostly) neutral-toned chic and desirable spaces enhancing a central living-room sofa and chair, reminiscent of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing or The Truth by Florian Zeller”

The Colour Purple – Leicester Curve

Illusion was honoured to build this set for the show’s first large-scale UK outing for this 2005 Broadway hit. Built from steel frames and clad in timber, this set incorporated moving trucks with a simple background, brought to life by their lighting.

The Phlebotomist – Hampstead Theatre

Rough Crossing – UK Tour

The Lady Vanishes – UK Tour

Holy Shit – Kiln Theatre

Designer – Robert Jones

A compelling set for the opening show of the new Kiln theatre in Kilburn. This consisted of a main frame structure with lots of sliding walls/panels to create the different spaces. A very sleek design and a nice paint job.

Barnum – Menier Chocolate Factory