Researching and imagining Brave New World

Researching and imagining Brave New World

11 August 2015

by Nick Rice

The artistic vision for how Brave New World might look on stage has been influenced by artists such as Gilbert and George and Andy Warhol, as well as science, technology and architecture.  Take a look at some of them here. 

Rehearsals for Brave New World have now entered their second week. We've been in and out of the rehearsal room to try and give you an idea of what to expect when the show hits the stage. It's a challenge to imagine what the future might look like, especially when it's five-hundred years in the future! But that's the task director James Dacre and designer Naomi Dawson face. Inside the rehearsal room, they've littered the walls with inspirations shaping their vision. We've captured some of them here:


Researching architecture


Imagining dystopia


ART and stage

Influences from art and stage


In the first week of rehearsals, the cast was given research projects of their own. Here's two of them on external wombs and sex.

Researching external wombs

Researching how explicit sex is in society

Brave New World premieres at Royal and Derngate, Northampton, where it runs from 4 to 26 September 2015. It then tours to Edinburgh, Blackpool, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Bradford where it concludes on 5 December.