ARMS AND THE MAN
Category: Set Design
THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION
Stuck in a Bulgarian backwater, Raina Petkoff craves more out of life. Having read every book in the library, including all the romance novels, she’s sure there is more in store for her - she wants adventure, she wants love, she wants to get the hell out of town.
So, when a charming Swiss soldier on the hop from the battlefield clambers into her bedroom, what’s a clever, practical-minded girl to do? Offer him sanctuary, feed him chocolate and fall in love. It’s only natural.
The problem is, she’s already engaged. To the most eligible man in town. Raina needs to decide if she stays true to her gallant fiancé, or if she elopes with this dashing, mysterious stranger.
In true Bernard Shaw style, this is more than your average love triangle. Keeping plenty of room for irony, comedy, parental concern and a saucy sub-plot, Arms and the Man is also a playful, piercing satire on vanity and false heroism.
Led by legendary director Richard Cottrell, Award-winning designers Michael Scott-Mitchell and Julie Lynch have created an exotic, unreal world for this stunning production.
From the Sydney Theatre Company website - https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2015/arms-and-the-man
Set in Bulgaria, the set and costume design has been devised to conjure a world made up of paper cut-outs, inspired by Eastern European storybooks.