Blakeley’s direction is as sure-footed as ever. ★★★★★ ~ MUSIC THEATRE REVIEW
"Our production is one of the first to use the new critical edition in full. We stuck to the original time period of the show, 1948, for the backstage world of Fords Theatre. In the play with in the play we updated the Shakespearean world by fusing the New Look of the time and Elizabethan costuming. This gave both worlds an individual identity. We took influence from the Italy of Roman Holiday and Fellini rather than a Tudor idea of Italy. This was also a choice made to enable us to be dynamic in the choreography."
~ Lee Blakeley, Director
Direction : Lee BlakeleySet Designer : Charles EdwardsCostume Designer : Brigitte ReifenstuhlChoreography : Nick WinstonLighting Designer : Emma ChapmanSound Designer : Stéphane OskeritzianConductor : David Charles Abell