By Hannah Ringkamp – BA Costume and Performance Design

In the last term of my studies I was able to design the costumes for the Autumn AUB Production of ‘The Visit’ ; a Brechtian style play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and directed by Kirstie Davis. The play challenges what the power of money can do to a run-down town that was once wealthy. Millionaires Claire Zachanassian visits the town with one goal: Revenge.  An exciting and vibrant dark comedy which lends itself to quirky costumes with splashes of contrasting colours and the freedom in time and places it is set in.

My job in this production was to create a set of costume designs to be realised for the Show. I took inspiration from Brechtian plays, early nineteenth century costume and modern elements distinguishing clearly between poor and rich with colours and fabrics.