Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Aldeburgh Music, Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh, October 2012
Composer, Francis Poulenc  /  Director, Ted Huffman  /  Choreographer, Zack Winokur  /  lighting, Marcus Doshi

Photographs nr 2-14 © Robert Workman

 

Reviews:

“A marvellous and entertaining production…
Samal Blak … came up trumps by producing a simple set housing a long (revolving) bar that dominated the Jubilee’s stage.”
— www.eadt.co.uk (East Anglian Daily Times)

“Director Ted Huffman chose to set the piece in a café of the mythical Riviera town and with the sense of a 1940s movie musical and Samal Blak’s sharp, stylish design achieved this admirably”
“The performers and performance bristled with energy and elan, roles and costumes interchanging seamlessly…The sharp, astringent edge that is such a characteristic and attractive feature of Poulenc’s music was gloriously captured..For one hour the mist and rain swirling round the hall were forgotten in a joyous outpouring of musical theatre. An excellent performance of an all-too-rarely heard work.”
— The Ipswich Star, Gareth Jones