Designer Tim Meacock was at this year’s Herald Scottish Culture Awards awarded the Best Designer Award for his incredible 360 degree design of ‘Paisley Opera House’ for our immersive performance of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
Of his win, Tim said:
“I was so pleased and a little taken aback when The Herald Scottish Culture Award for design 2019 was awarded to the Paisley Pagliacci. What a wonderful production to be involved in. We all worked hard and had so much fun. Paisley and its people, with all their creativity, support and welcome; Alex Reedijk and Stuart Stratford of Scottish Opera, seeing their genius idea of setting Leoncavallo's opera in a space-age tent in Seedhill Park come to life; Director Bill Bankes-Jones filling it with so many treats and all the departments at Scottish Opera using their amazing skills to reach a far wider audience at a very high level. And finally, the Community Chorus who really made it the show that it was.”
“It was wonderful to be part of an event that fused the high quality and scale of a main stage how you would expect of a Scottish Opera production with a fully inclusive and participative community experience. I believe this approach, which serves both the traditional opera audience side by side with an entirely new one, offers this great art form a vital and exciting future.”
In addition to this award, Tim’s designs for Pagliacci are being showcased at the V&A London, as part of Staging Places: UK Design for Performance 2015 – 2019. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of performance design and making practices today and aims to inspire young people to invent it in the future. It was created in collaboration with The Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) and runs until Sunday 5 January.
For more information about Staging Places and Pagliacci, visit: https://stagingplaces.co.uk/designers/tim-meacock/