How To Be Another Woman
Gate Theatre, London, August, 2010
Director, Natalie Abrahami / Choreography, Aline David / Lighting, David Holmes / Sound, Rich Walsh
/ Production Shots © Simon Kane
— Terri Paddock, Whatsonstage.com
“Samal Blak’s marvellous design has the ensemble presented as fantasising shopassistants.“… the most fun you could have in an hour – without having an affair.”
— Edward Lukes, The London Magazine
Linbury winner Samal Blak has contributed a flexible design – three metal rectangles which become frames, rooms and racks. High-heeled shoes serve as telephones, lights and spoons.”“…A trench coat, one of a dozen that provide props and scenery, transforms, in turn, four young women into Charlene, the “other woman”.
— Heather Neill, The Stage
Samal Blak provides a minimal surround of racks that can turn and seem to consume the protagonist.
— Timothy Ramsden, Reviews Gate
Ronald Reagan’s America of the early 1980s is conjured up by designer Samal Blak’s spare setting in an ethereal but ridiculously trendy and clearly incredibly expensive boutique.
— Philip Fisher, The British Theatre Guide
“Where the production really excels is in its evocation of particular a mid80s atmosphere. Samal Blak’s simple but versatile set is all black and chrome with an array of high-heeled shoes dotted around the stage that alternatively stand in for lamps, telephones and ashtrays.”
— Natasha Tripney, music OMH