Anatomy of a Suicide

Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2017

Anatomy of a Suicide


“To call the bare brutalism of Alex Eales’s set, enhanced by James Farncombe’s lighting and Paul Clark’s music, atmospheric is an understatement: it’s a throat-grabbing, freezing world.”

-The Theatre Times


“The set by Alex Eales, a dingy grey room with seven doors, looks like the essence of depression. Recommended.”

-The Independant


“…each story begins in a hospital … and Alex Eales’s oppressive and evocative grey set contains the three narratives within one sterile room, in which the women seem trapped. Adjacent to one another, their stories unfold in counterpoint, each retaining its integrity, yet linked by occasional overlaps in the dialogue and the characters’ movements.”

-Finacial Times


Alice Birch


Katie Mitchell

Set Designer

Alex Eales

Costume Designer

Sarah Blenkinsop

Lighting Designer

James Farncombe