Life by Hugh Leonard is set in Dalkey, present day and during the 1930's.
A composite set consisted of modern day living room, 1930's kitchen and
a representation of the bandstand on Dalkey Hill, an actual location, where
both present day and flashback scenes were played.
A false perspective in the construction of the side walls of the interiors
and a ramped floor downstage were designed to lead the eye ot the exterior
bandstand upstage. The upstage interior walls were cut at a sharp angle
to further frame the upstage area and improve sightlines.
Surrounding the three sets was a painted backing of the view from Dalkey
Hill in a photo-realistic style.