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SPRING AWAKENING

SPRING AWAKENING

By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
The Embassy Theatre
2021

Director: Jamie Armitage

Musical Director: Wendy Gadian

Choreographer: Lynn Thomas

Designer: Ethan Cheek

Costume Designer: Alice McNicholas

Video Designer: Jack Fone

Sound Designer: Gareth Tucker (for Autograph)

Production Shots: Marc Brenner

 
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BLITZ!

 

BLITZ!

By Lionel Bart
The Union Theatre
2020

Director: Phil Willmott 

Musical Director: Rosa Lennox

Choreographer: Daniel Maguire

Set Designer: Reuben Speed

Costume Designer: Penn O'Gara

Sound Designer: Ralph Warman

Asst. Director: Phil Setren

Production Shots: Mark Senior

 

"This classic style musical has an instant feeling of being a much bigger show...

...The space is cleverly utilised not only to create the claustrophobic feel of being stuck on an underground tube platform, but also the winding feel of the narrow lanes."

*****  - Tracy Bailey for London Theatre Reviews

"Blitz! is full of hope and the spirit to tay calm and carry on; just what we need to hear right now...

...What really makes Blitz! work is the use of space, whilst it might be small, the stage is transformed throughout the piece...

****  - A Younger Theatre

"Full of East End warmth and family spirit...

...the shelter action based claustrophobically on the platform of Petticoat Lane underground station is inspired...

...Harvey Nowak-Green gives bombs and blackouts the full treatment."

****  -  Musical Theatre Review

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A DOLL'S HOUSE

 

A DOLL'S HOUSE

By Henrik Ibsen
Adaptation By Tanika Gupta
The Courtyard Theatre
2020

Director: Mina Barber

Designer: Nicolai Hart - Hansen

Sound Designer: Joseph Roberts

Production Shots: Patrick Baldwin

 
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PEACE IN OUR TIME

 

PEACE IN OUR TIME

By Noël Coward
The Union Theatre
2020 

Director: Phil Willmott

Set Designer: Reuben Speed

Costume Designer: Penn O'Gara

Sound Designer: Ralph Warman

Asst. Director: Kit Pope

Production Shots: Phil Swallow

 

"Willmott's gripping and filmic production reveals a fascinating alternative history. The comment about Churchill's fate still elicits a collective gasp...

...The state of limbo is effectively invoked by muted candlelight and sombre costumes."

****  - The Stage

"A fascinating historical curio, then, but also a fine piece of speculative drama...

...The inventive staging allows for the plain of action to shift with character's perspectives."

"It finds a natural home here under the arches of the Union Theatre...

...They've done a cracking job here - a long and wordy play that's filled with moral and philosophical arguments that still has tension and real, gripping excitement...

...an intellectually exciting and dramatically tight production."

****  - Karl O'Doherty for The Reviews Hub

***  -  View From The Cheap Seat