Notes From Underground

Based on the novel by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky /  Composed by Jack Symmonds  /  Libretto by Pierce Wilcox  /  Directed by Netta Yashchin  /  Sydney Chamber Opera  /  Cell Block Theatre  /  Set Design


‘Angular, ascetic design by Charlotte Lane invites the audience to view the torn pages of agitated writings strewn across the stage as a sort of mindscape.’ Limelight

‘Set design by Charlotte Lane, of a decrepit wooden staircase, and the post-modernist presence of a derelict pool table, that doubled as a bed and the writing desk nesting on a sea of paper was imaginatively invented and constructed within the very difficult space of the Cell Block Theatre … The appearance of the bust of a golden horse was a magnificent sight.’ Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

‘Netta Yashchin's production is gripping and earthy, capturing, with design and choreography team Charlotte Lane, Julia Young, Charles Coy and Dymphna Carew, an existential mood of angst and ennui.’ Sydney Morning Herald