THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Mahagonny is an imaginary land of sin and commerce, where the ultimate crime is being unable to pay your bar tab. We follow Jimmy heading to Mahagonny in hope of freedom and ultimately finding his execution.
The show has two sets, 1 for each act. The first is a container truck that expands and contracts, opens and closes and rotates that is fully video mapped using encoders and d3 media server. The second act is a 15m high wall of sea containers that rises out of the stage at the beginning of Act 2.
All of the scenery is mapped with a constant presence of video. Shouting out Brechtian slogans to the audience, scenes of destruction and debauchery, advertising and live cameras.
Director: John Fulljames
Set Design: Es Devlin
Video: Finn Ross and Adam Young
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Costume: Christina Cunningham