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Acclaim for Puissant’s ‘wonderful dark set’ for Dangerous Lady

A Dangerous Lady, directed  by Lisa Goldman and designed by Jean-Marc Puissant at Theatre Royal Stratford East, has had some great reviews. The third play adapted from one of Martina Cole’s tough thrillers that the theatre has staged, it runs until 17 November.

Acclaim for Puissant’s sets includes:

The Guardian – Michael Billington:

Goldman’s production hurtles along at cinematic speed, with the aid of designer Jean-Marc Puissant’s corrugated-iron screens; and the acting is very good, too.

The Independent – Laura Thompson:

Directed with admirable smoothness by Lisa Goldman, on a wonderful dark set by Jean Marc Puissant that stages short scenes on revolves within the stage floor.

Time Out – Matt Trueman:

Lisa Goldman’s production tears off like a get-away car using the twin revolve to create a real stage-turner.

The Stage – Lauren Paxman:

The script packs all the action into 48 scenes, cleverly connected with the slick use of Jean-Marc Puissant’s sophisticated rotating stage design.

Evening Standard – Fiona Mountford:

Lisa Goldman’s virtually décor-free production whizzes us through everything with brisk efficiency, with changing styles of clothes and hair marking the passing of time, as the body count mounts and family loyalties are stretched to breaking point and beyond. It’s effective and eminently watchable.

British Theatre Guide – Howard Loxton:

Staged against a smoky dark background with only simple furniture a neon sign and sweeping searchlights to relieve it, designer Jean-Marc Puissant makes crime seem glamorous only in the men’s sharp suits and Maura’s turn out. To speed the action between its changing locations he has brought in a revolve which the production uses effectively.

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