October Theatre Roundup
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With theatre reopening, our clients are again working in theatres up and down the country (and beyond). Here is a brief rundown of what some of them are up to:

Firstly, Antigone, with design by Simon Kenny runs at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester until tomorrow; “Atmospheric and boldly designed” – The Stage.

Another show closing this weekend is The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. The “entertaining and thought-provoking show” (WhatsOnStage) has lighting design by Emma Chapman.

Shows that opened this week include The Cherry Orchard at Theatre Royal Windsor (“a sumptuous rendering of Chekhov’s last work” – The Evening Standard) with lighting design by Nick Richings and The Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Lyric Hammersmith, designed by Good Teeth Theatre (“You can almost smell the festering resentment – and the rising damp, among other even less appealing fragrances – in the front room” – The Evening Standard). Both shows run until November.

The Good Life, with set and costume by Michael Taylor, runs at the Theatre Royal Bath until the 16th of October before heading on a UK tour; “designer Michael Taylor’s revolving scenery cleverly captures the contrast between the Goods’ blue country-style kitchen… And he kits out the cast with 70s panache” – Broadway World.

After a brief run at The Park Avenue Armoury and being postponed from Spring 2020, The Lehman Trilogy has finally had its opening night on Broadway. The “sublime”, “gripping” and “epic” show is accompanied live on stage by Candida Caldicot on the piano and you can listen to Nick Powell’s mesmerising score on Spotify.

Looking ahead to next week, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical opens on Monday 18th at the Hall For Cornwall and features choreography by Matt Cole. Finally, What’s New Pussycat, a new Tom Jones musical, has its premiere at the Birmingham Rep. The show is directed by Luke Sheppard with lighting by Howard Hudson and you can catch a glimpse of the show here.