She is the most sought-after set designer in opera. And theatre. And rock, pop, hip-hop... Oh, and she also does Olympics.
When he was nine years old, William Blake went to Peckham and experienced his first vision: “a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars”. Two centuries later, this tract of south London is not obviously supernatural territory, but one corner preserves its visionary possibilities. A long street, running close to the dry line of the Grand Surrey Canal. Here, sunk into the adapted carcass of a Victorian lemonade factory, is a blank steel door that opens...