Tom Scutt’s design is overwhelmingly attractive. Seductive blue and gold enhances the structures where the action occurs – a garishly compelling sense of Venice and Las Vegas: time and space are fused in the bauble land where Antonio and Shylock take their commercial risks. Greed and choice become the central focus here.
Casting has just been announced for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Southwark Playhouse which is being staged to co-incide with the Bard’s 450th birthday. Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, I Can’t Sing) will play Touchstone, Sally Scott (Sense and Sensibility, Watermill and Boeing Boeing) will play Rosalind, Steven Crossley (The Vertical Hour, Broadway, Measure for Measure, National Theatre and Complicite) will … Read more
The set of Being Shakespeare, Simon Callow’s one-man exploration of the life of our most treasured playwright , appears very simple at first glance: a small raised wooden platform dotted with objects – a sword, a globe, a paper crown, piles of books and a model carousel adorned with sprites. To the right, four wooden chairs are stacked. It is onto this bare space that … Read more