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03 June 2019

Stop Right Now... Gabriella Slade is Spicing Up Everybody's lives'

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Stop Right Now... Gabriella Slade is Spicing Up Everybody's lives'

MLR's client Gabriella Slade is the Costume Designer for the UK & Ireland Tour of the World's Biggest Girlband 'THE SPICE GIRLS'

 Over 1 Million Swarovski Crystals are used, on over 100 hand-embellished Swarovski Crystal Costumes! 

  

 

 “It’s an absolute dream job to design for a tour like this, and to be working with such brilliant women as the Spice Girls," Slade said in a statement. "The use of Swarovski crystals is really important and integral in designing for a pop show — it really elevates the costumes. You can always tell it’s a Swarovski crystal costume, even from the back of the stadium!”

Full Interview on Hollywood Reporter here

 

“There's a definite honouring of the '90s, but with a contemporary twist,” she says. “I really wanted to bring back a sense of what the Spice Girls were, what they stood for. It's respectful of their legacy... that's what the fans want.” 

Read the full interview in Vogue here

 

Gabi captures the essence of each Spice Girl, amplifying and elevating their signature style with thousands of Swarovski crystals: a shimmering pink mini dress for Baby (Emma Bunton); a sparkling Union Jack gown for Ginger (Geri Halliwell); a glittering animal-print jumpsuit for Scary (Melanie Brown); and a shining Olympian outfit for Sporty (Melanie Chisholm). 

Full article here 

 

 
03 June 2019

SIX Chicago is a "KNOCKOUT MUSICAL"

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SIX Chicago is a

Recently extended by popular demand! Six the Musical has taken North America by storm!

 

Chicago Sun Times ★★★★

“Gabriella Slade’s elaborately bedazzled costumes take 16th-century elements (ruffs, crowns) and wed them to 21st-century party gear (sequins, micro-minis) for a series of runway-worthy looks, each one revealing aspects of the queen wearing them.”

 

WTTW

“Gabriella Slade’s glittering costumes are an inspired mix of 15th-century shapes and grandeur and 21st-century sexiness”

 

Third Coast Review

“Each woman is decked out in head-to-toe sequins, leather and platform shoes (costumes by Gabriella Slade) that would give any pop star a run for her money”

 

 Check out the trailer below of the Chicago cast in action:

 

 
14 May 2019

CATS 2019- Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland- Nominations Announced.

Read More On: Vicki MandersonDanny KrassMichael John McCarthyMichael Taylor

CATS 2019- Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland- Nominations Announced.

This year, MLR clients receive SIX nominations for the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

 

Vicki Manderson receives her nomination for SQUARE GO in the BEST ENSEMBLE category which was produced by Francesca Moody Productions in association with SEARED.

 

MLR clients account for 50% of this year’s BEST MUSIC & SOUND category. Danny Krass is Nominated for BALLYTURK at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. While, MJ McCarthy is nominated for WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

 

Michael Taylor is nominated for his Design in BALLYTURK at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. 

 

Also, Composer, Sound Designer and Musical Director MJ McCarthy has been part of the creative team of three of this year’s BEST PRODUCTION category. These are WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF & ULSTER AMERICAN at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE *Sort Of at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

 
09 May 2019

AMOUR: Cest Magnifique!

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AMOUR: Cest Magnifique!

Theatre Weekly ★★★★

“Matt Cole has choreographed some big production numbers, as well as a gentler flow in the majority of scenes, making Amour a visual treat, with just a hint of magic thrown in.”

 

Broadway World ★★★★★

“Its fabulous tale, its luscious music, its clever lyrics all delivered with such understated verve, is exactly what's needed. Literally delightful”

 

The Stage ★★★★

“Irresistibly charming chamber musical by the late Michel Legrand.”

 

Whatsonstage ★★★★

“It's got no shortage of cinematic dazzle and it never misses a beat”

 

London Theatre ★★★★★

“The show may be about a man walking through walls, but I was walking through air as I left the theatre.”

 
02 May 2019

THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL: A moving, contemporary EPIC on a small scale ★★★★

Read More On: Nancy MedinaImogen Knight

THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL: A moving, contemporary EPIC on a small scale ★★★★

MLR Director Nancy Medina's production of Inua Ellam's most recent play, THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL is a hit with audiences and critics across the country, in a co-production with Fuel, The Kiln Theatre and the Birmingham Rep. Also featuring Movement Direction from Imogen Knight. 

The Stage ★★★★ 

‘Nancy Medina’s production is both delicate and severe; coarse like raw earth, yet soothing like a balm.’ 

The Guardian ★★★★

‘In Nancy Medina’s taut, stunning staging of Ellams’ words the epic is revealed to be much smaller. While still a story of feuding gods and journeys to the edge of the universe, its theatrical scale now feels plausibly, sometimes terrifyingly human. Its inherent violence no longer incidental metaphor, but structural and real.’

Broadway World  ★★★★

‘Combining gorgeous storytelling with beautiful imagery, the piece is expertly directed by Nancy Medina, and told with precision by Rakie Ayola and Kwami Odoom. The 80-minutes are an exciting watch from start to finish.’ 

‘They laugh, dance and physically manipulate their bodies - aided by movement director Imogen Knight - to take on the role of different deities.’  

Time Out ★★★★

‘This is a moving, contemporary epic on a small scale, with universes and gods brought vividly to life in director Nancy Medina’s fervent production.’ 

Evening Standard ★★★★ 

‘At the same time it speaks shrewdly about power, dreams and fear, as well as the huge potential and vulnerability of the human body. ‘ 

What’s On Stage ★★★★ 

‘Bow down before them all.’ 

The Times  ★★★★ 

'Nancy Medina’s production deftly embraces the vastness of its vision and the intimacy of its aesthetic.'