2018 Year of Collaborations

This is turning into an amazing year of collaborations with so many of my close directorial colleagues asking me to do several projects each, how can I say no ! So with Michael Boyd, after Open House and Cherry Orchard, I will be doing Tamburlaine, taking up where we left off in 2014 at TFANA this time in the Swan at the RSC. Erica Whyman is directing Romeo and Juliet and a new chamber musical by Sam Kenyon, Miss Littlewood,  both at the RSC. Indhu Rubasingham is directing the Great Wave, teching next week in the Dorfman at the NT, and then later in the year we will be working on an exciting as yet unannounced adaptation in the reopened Tricycle Theatre. I hope to be heading North, weather permitting, for rehearsals of Long Days Journey into Night directed by Dominic Hill and we will be working on a scots version of Cyrano in the Tramway later in the summer.

In the world of Music theatre Carmen Cubana that I designed in paris in 15 with Chris Renshaw , is being revived for a tour of Germany , with a stop off at Sadler’s wells in July. We also in the middle of designing a new large scale touring version of Dr Doolittle. Zorro might be returning to Moscow too !

This is only possible through the great support of associates such as Maddy Girling and Max Johns and the wonderful work of costume supervisors like Jan Bench, Emma Cains, Tasha Ward, Elaine Coyle and Sam Pickering, who give invaluable assistance and do much of the real work !

Meanwhile with Paul Cummins and the whole 14-18 now team, we have 6 poppy installations to create, at Hereford Cathedral, Middleport Pottery Stoke, Fort Nelson Portsmouth, Carlisle Castle and IWM North and London.

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