‘Working as a designer in theatre and opera forces one to examine more than history or style. All of the creative platforms are at work. This vast array of visual information is the grist for this mill. In theatre design, nothing is off limits as a source; this freedom to explore, to appropriate and to extrapolate from is essential so as to provide as many reference points for an audience. Nothing is off limits now, but, a rational sensitivity to others must, at times, sadly prevail.’ Mark Thompson, artist.