THE WINTERS TALE - BELL SHAKESPEARE 2014

THE PLAYHOUSE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

WRITER

William Shakespeare

DIRECTOR

John Bell

 

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Stephen Curtis

LIGHTING DESIGN
Matthew Marshall

COMPOSER & MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Alan John

SOUND DESIGNER

Nate Edmonston

“The lighting and stage design are beautifully executed by Matthew Marshall and Stephen Curtis”

The Daily Telegraph

 

“There is much to like here, from Stephen Curtis’ set, Matthew Marshall’s vibrant lighting”

thespellofwakinghours.blogspot.com.au

“the use of shadow play to depict Antigonus's exit 'pursued by a bear' is a delight”

Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“Above the bunk bed hangs an oversize mobile with stars and twinkly and twiggy bits whose shadows can be projected onto the drapes and become enchanting or menacing by turn in an imaginative lighting design by Matthew Marshall”

Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

“There are some lovely moments. The famous stage direction 'Exit, pursued by a bear' is cleverly done – one of several neat effects using shadows – and Matthew Marshall’s many hued lighting also adds lots of colour, emphasising mood swings"

Jo Litson, jolitson.com

“Designer Stephen Curtis has built a world that blossoms from a child’s nursery into a dreamscape, a mind-map of the world; when Matthew Marshall’s lighting design complements it with varying levels of shadow and blue, it becomes all the more magical”

Cassie Tongue, aussietheatre.com

“Stephen Curtis’s set design creates this Never Never Land which is only altered in the two acts by Matthew Marshall’s clever lighting design which modifies weather, mood and tone.”

Geraldine Worthington, ozbabyboomers.com

“Enchanting atmospheric lighting by Matthew Marshall was superb. So before the play even starts there is a strong message that we are entering a place of dreams and nightmares ,of memory and imaging and of ‘let’s pretend’ . Mamillius’ continued presence throughout as guiding spirit and magician signals this production’s intent: it wants us to suspend disbelief, leave behind the everyday, the logical and the rational and succumb to theatrical magic”

Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

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