Hugh the Drover - New Sussex Opera

Director: Michael Moxham
Set Designer: Yann Seabra
Costume Designer: Giulia Scrimieri
Lighting Designer: William Reynolds
Conductor: Nicholas Jenkins


"Yann Seabra’s accessible design favours simple wooden forms, while signalling the lure of a freer natural world beyond rigid communal boundaries. The key props are a gibbet and the village stocks." David Gutman in The Stage.

"Yann Seabra’s set gives us effective waving corn, a scaffold and a church signified by a swinging gallows-symbol cross." Melvyn Walmsley in The Independent

"New Sussex Opera is currently touring an engaging and intimate production of this underperformed masterpiece, taking it to a variety of institutions from theatres to concert halls. To accommodate this wide range of venues, designer Yann Seabra’s set is relatively simple, with all the scene changes manipulated smoothly by chorus members, and this matches Vaughan Williams’ folk-song style, and is also beautifully complemented by Giulia Scrimieri’s charming costume designs." Lottie Greenhow in Music OMH