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20 July 2017

Giles Thomas is Sound Designer on DISCO PIGS at Trafalgar Studios

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Giles Thomas is Sound Designer on DISCO PIGS at Trafalgar Studios

John Haidar directs Enda Walsh’s two hander 20 years after it was first performed. Running at Trafalgar Studios until 19th August.

British Theatre Guide ★★★★

“hugely enjoyable and energetic”

“a high octane and loving production”

“Giles Thomas’s blistering 90’s club soundtrack dance with the actors, part rave and part play”

“a true genius and a worthy revival”

http://britishtheatre.com/review-disco-pigs-trafalgar-studios-4stars/ 

What’s On Stage ★★★★

“brought to full-blooded life in this production”

“Go see it.”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/review-disco-pigs-trafalgar-studios-evanna-lynch_44143.html

The Upcoming ★★★★ 

“A special hand must also go to the lighting and sound design of Elliot Griggs and Giles Thomas for producing a classic big night out without any real visual aids.”

“balances the buzz of youthful daring with a shot of emotional nostalgia.”

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2017/07/18/disco-pigs-at-trafalgar-studios-theatre-review/ 

The Reviews Hub ★★★★

“as sharp and relevant as ever” 

“exhilarating revival of a lively, inventive and moving play.”

http://www.thereviewshub.com/disco-pigs-trafalgar-studios-london/ 

 
14 July 2017

Candida Caldicot is Musical Director on QUEEN ANNE

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Candida Caldicot is Musical Director on QUEEN ANNE

Natalie Abrahami directs and Candida Caldicot musical directs this enthralling story of power and betrayal based on the true story of Princess Anne and the increasing pressure her future monarch has on her. Queen Anne plays at the Theatre Royal until 30th September 2017.

 

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

“it rescues Anne from the shadows and offers a rousing hymn to female agency”

“an excellent mix of slyness and sensuality”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jul/11/queen-anne-review-romola-garai-rsc

 

EVENING STANDARD ★★★★ 

“a rich and satisfying new drama” 

“It’s a mini-masterclass in the skillful power-play of withholding affection”

“A real summer treat all round”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/queen-anne-theatre-review-a-real-summer-treat-all-round-a3584646.html

 

TELEGRAPH ★★★★

“A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels”

“Next stop, a deserved transfer to film?” 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/fascinating-history-play-uncanny-modern-parallels-queen-anne/

  

BRITISH THEATRE ★★★★

“Queen Anne offers an insightful and commendably believable depiction of the reign of one of England’s lesser known monarchs”

“a fascinating insight into England at the turn of the 18th Century” 

http://britishtheatre.com/review-queen-anne-theatre-royal-haymarket-4stars/

 
14 July 2017

Gabriella Slade and Joshua Pharo are Designer and Lighting Designer on BODIES

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Gabriella Slade and Joshua Pharo are Designer and Lighting Designer on BODIES

Directed by Jude Christian, Designed by Gabriella Slade and Lighting/Projection by Joshua Pharo, Bodies portrays a compelling insight into the challenges families face when resorting to surrogacy. Vivienne Franzmann’s new play explores the human cost of surrogacy and the sacrifices made to get what want. BODIES plays at the Royal Court until 12th August.

 

EVENING STANDARD  ★★★★

“Challenging study of family fraught over surrogacy”

“Performed with sensitivity and conviction” 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/bodies-theatre-reviewbodies-theatre-review-challenging-study-of-family-fraught-over-surrogacy-a3585761.html

 

WHATSONSTAGE  ★★★★

“An engrossing allegory for the modern age”

“the age-old trop of the barren woman is successfully given a gripping twist in Bodies”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/review-bodies-royal-court-vivienne-franzmann_44090.html

 

THE ARTS DESK ★★★★ 

“Designer Gabriella Slade’s muted beige and pine set suggests all the comforts of upper-middle-class domesticity”

“New drama about surrogacy is rich in metaphor and fraught with conflict”

“A play that brims with powerful emotions and interesting ideas” 

http://www.theartsdesk.com/theatre/bodies-royal-court-review-–-pregnant-meaning

 

THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★

“immensely powerful and eloquently constructed”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/bodies-royal-court-london-review-vivienne-franzmanns-play-about-surrogacy-is-immensely-powerful-a7837026.html

 
06 July 2017

Amanda Stoodley is Designer on TRIBES at Sheffield Crucible

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Amanda Stoodley is Designer on TRIBES at Sheffield Crucible

Kate Hewitt directs the regional premiere of Nina Raine’s powerful family drama, running in Sheffield until 22nd July.

What’s On Stage ★★★★

“Amanda Stoodley's handsome designs clothe the Studio in wood, exploiting different levels elegantly.”

“inventive, committed and supremely confident production.” 

“a blistering satire”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/sheffield-theatre/reviews/tribes-sheffield-crucible-studio-nina-raine_44032.html

Exeunt

“Amanda Stoodley’s stylish set sees the Studio turned into a typically middle-class family’s front room, all shiny wood and split levels.”

“much to admire and enjoy”

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-tribes-sheffield-crucible/

Broadway World ★★★★

“a really worthwhile watch - funny, emotive and very well put together.” 

http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-TRIBES-Crucible-Studio-Sheffield-20170704

 
28 June 2017

Lynne Page is Choreographer/Movement Director on INK, Almeida Theatre

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Lynne Page is Choreographer/Movement Director on INK, Almeida Theatre

Written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, INK explores the creation of the Sun newspaper and the rise of Rupert Murdoch. 

The Telegraph ★★★★★

“a super, soaraway smash”

“a rattling good evening”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/bertie-carvel-shines-rupert-murdoch-ink-almeida-theatre-review/

 

The Guardian ★★★★

“such a good and gripping piece of theatre”

“We see Lamb desperately cruising Fleet Street to find new recruits for an understaffed, under-resourced paper that doesn’t seen to have a hope in hell: he does so to musical accompaniment that makes him look as if he were creating some kind of rackety dance ensemble.”

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jun/28/ink-review-when-idea-of-a-mission-to-inform-was-burned-by-the-sun

 

The Times ★★★★

“exceptionally funny”

“a broncobuster of a play”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatre-ink-at-almeida-n1-vmzhfsg67

 

Timeout ★★★★

“telescopes a sprawling story brilliantly”

https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/ink

 

The Stage ★★★★

“uses movement sequences to convey the thrill and ritual of hot type: the glow of molten metal and the clang of hammers”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/ink-starring-bertie-carvel-review-at-the-almeida-theatre-london/

 

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“ultimately unmissable”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/ink-almeida-theatre-james-graham-bertie-carvel_43978.html

 

Exeunt

“Lynne Page choreographs rhythmic, ritualistic charades”

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-ink-almeida/