The Nails

Set Designer

Ally and Josh spend every summer with their father as he goes from small town to small town working for a construction company in America. But this summer is different. This summer they grow up. This is the summer that everything changes.

The Nails is a play about family. It is a play about faith. And it captures a world of freedom and extremism in all directions; love and cruelty exist within the same space here. Sometimes they feel like the same thing.


‘The set design by Christine Urquhart is spare but highly functional, including a huge, multi-purpose three-way mirror. Tanya Rintoul’s direction incorporates much physicality with the teenagers often horsing around or meandering through town or a store. Ally’s running scenes, in which she’s tethered to the set with a retractable pully, creates a powerful image.’

Debbie Fein – Goldbach, NOW Magazine

‘I was never bored watching the show. Every scene is visually dynamic, and I find the lighting and set complement each other. A trifold mirror on wheels reminds us constantly of how much this fictional world is, in fact, a reflection of real life.’

– Stevie, Mooney On Theatre


director Tanya Rintoul
costume design Claire Hill
lighting design David Costello
sound design Jaiden Davis – Jones
writer Jason Maghanoy
venue Factory Theatre Studio

photographer Leah Maghanoy

cast Jeysa Caridad, Jake Runeckles, Alexander Thomas, William Ellis, Ellie Ellwand

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