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Edwards’s Don Quichotte at Grange Park ‘a real winner’

‘Grange Park has a real winner with this Don Quichotte’ writes David Mellor in the Mail on Sunday, going on to say that ‘director Charles Edwards’s ‘konzept’ really works.’ Edwards also designed the show, ‘And since Edwards is such a talented designer, the set – with Massenet’s cluttered study in the foreground,…

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Blakeley and Puissant praised for The King and I

The Financial Times has described the revival of The King and I at the Châtelet as ‘arguably Lee Blakeley’s best production yet for the theatre, on a par at any rate with his A Little Night Music’, noting how ‘Blakeley moves the cast around with unforced skill.’ The review also praised the…

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Glowing review for King and I from Le Figaro

Lee Blakeley’s production of The King and I at the Chatelet, starring Lambert Wilson and Susan Graham and designed by Jean-Marc Puissant, has opened to a glowing review from Le Figaro. Describing it as ‘un triomphe à faire pâlir Broadway!’ (a triumph to rival Broadway), it praises both direction and…

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Jenny Tiramani wins Tony for Twelfth Night costumes

Jenny Tiramani has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for her costumes for Twelfth Night. Jenny was Director of Theatre Design at the Globe Theatre from 1997 to 2005, and returned in 2012 to design new productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which transferred to the…

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Reiffenstuel on Falstaff costumes at the Met

Brigitte Reiffenstuel talks to the New York Times about the challenges of adapting her Falstaff costumes for the production at the Metropolitan Opera which will be filmed in HD. The production, directed by Robert Carsen, was originally seen at Covent Garden and opens at the Met on Friday. The article includes photographs…

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Charles Edwards’ Elektra: ‘five stars are too few’

The revival of Charles Edwards’ production of Elektra by Richard Strauss at the Royal Opera House has opened to rapturous reviews. The Metro described it as ‘a superb production from Charles Edwards that places the action in a world of decaying Art Nouveau decadence…five stars are too few.’ ‘There will certainly be…

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