Sustainability in Theatre – Award Winning Designer Katie Scott Puts Sustainability in the Spotlight for Box of Tricks 2020 UK Tour

Box of Tricks theatre company recently announced plans for a UK Tour of their latest production The Last Quiz Night on Earth an immersive, innovative new play by Alison Carr.


The latest tour from Box of Tricks follows two sold-out tours of critically acclaimed Chip Shop Chips. Pre-apocalyptic comedy, The Last Quiz Night on Earth, breaks the fourth wall, plunging audiences in to the drama of the show.


The unique production will be staged in urban and rural venues across the country, including theatres, village halls, community arts centres and local pubs. 


Designer Katie Scott has created a sustainable set for the touring production, bringing her design to life using recycled pieces from previous sets. 

The award-winning designer who graduated from at LIPA in 2012 and was the inaugural winner of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Prize for Theatre Design, has committed to making sustainability the focus of her designs in 2020. 


Katie is associate artist for Box of Tricks and designed previous productions SparkPlug, Narvik, Plastic Figurines and Chip Shop Chips. 


The Last Quiz Night on Earth will embark upon a UK tour throughout Spring 2020 –connecting with audiences in the heart of local communities.


It’s the final countdown. Landlady Kathy invites audiences to the last quiz night on earth with Quizmaster Rav. He’s the host with the most. But with time ticking, some unexpected guests turn up out of the blue. Bobby wants to settle old scores, and Fran wants one last shot at love. Expect the unexpected to the bitter end and plenty of drama as the show gets quizzical!


The Last Quiz Night on Earth is written by Alison Carr, directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, associate producer is Max Emmerson, with design by Katie Scott. 


Playwright Alison Carr received critical acclaim for her plays Caterpillar and Iris, and her play Tuesday has been commissioned for the National Theatre’s 2020 Connections programme.


Discussing the design, Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder said: “We love working with Katie and her designs are always brilliant, it’s important now more than ever to ensure sustainability wherever possible and Katie has done a great job in recycling set in to a brand new brilliant design.”

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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