Archives for November 2012

Goodbye Michael Boyd !

Tom Piper and Michael Boyd, phot by Ellie Kurttz

So last night Boris Godunov opened , Michael's last production as Artistic Director and the end of an 18 year relationship with the RSC. From the first production of Broken Heart in 1994, to becoming an Associate and then the Artistic director in … [Read more...]

Boris Godunov: Collage of Russia’s past

Boris Godunov RSC swan, directed by Michael Boyd, designed by Tom Piper, Lighting by Vince Herbert. Gethin Anthony Photo by Ellie Kurttz

at the RSC Swan Theatre I have tried something with this show that i hope will make sense to audiences. Pushkin wrote the play in the 1820s and suffered extensive censorship from the then Tzar Nicholas I,  as despite the play's … [Read more...]

Last chance to catch British Museum Exhibition

Shakespeare; staging in the world finishes Sunday 25th November. It is great show and far better than the rather dreary poster of the Bard. Article in Design week and great reviews … [Read more...]

Digital Theatre As you like it Interview

model as you like it RSC 09

i have done an interview on the ideas behind the As you like it for the RSC in  2009. they have put up some shots of the model in development on their Facebook site and a trailer here   … [Read more...]