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Hannah Vassallo and Dominic North (photo by Mikah Smillie). “We tried to show the timeline of the story. In most versions everyone wears tutus and ends up 100 years later in exactly the same place. I’ve never seen a production that really demonstrated that 100 years had passed. Our design is a way to show that effectively. It must serve the narrative; it shouldn’t just be striking.” —Lez Brotherston