By Bettina John, MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts
What do Harold Pinter, Lady Gaga, the Royal Opera House, Louis Vuitton and the organising committee of the London Olympic games have in common? More clues? Add to that list Kanye West, Sadlers Wells and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Answer: stage designer Es Devlin.
A handful of UAL’s postgraduate students went on an exclusive tour of Es Devlin’s studio in London and an introduction by Es Devlin herself.