vanishing point / citizens theatre the dark carnival
tramway / traverse theatre / Dundee Rep
The production impresses visually (thanks to MacLeod’s excellent netherworld of roots and sarcophagi)
The true standout, however, is Kenneth MacLeod’s design. The devil is the detail – the playful rhymes on headstones, the plastic halos of the joint-smoking angels, the gothic Royal Stewart tartan dress worn by Mrs Mark, and an evident sense of humour all make this design sing.
The interplay between Smith’s compositions and the painterly visuals, created by the set and costume designer Kenneth Macleod and the lighting designer, Simon Wilkinson, is immediately seductive.