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What's New Pussycat?

by Joe Di Petrio

 

Birmingham Rep

2021

credits

 

Director Luke Sheppard  Set Designer Jon Bausor Costume Designer Janet Bird 

Choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips DBEMusical Supervisor/Orchestrator Matthew Brind Lighting Designer Howard HudsonVideo Designer Akhila KrishnanSound Designer Gareth Owen, Casting Director Annelie PowellMusical Director Josh SoodAssociate Choreographer Dale WhiteAssociate Lighting Designer Tom MullinerVideo Systems Designer and Technical Associate Maximilien Spielbichler, Associate Sound Designer Matt PeploeAssistant Director Priya Patel Appleby

 

Production Manager Simon MarlowCostume Supervisor, Yvonne MilnesWig, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor Sam CoxProps Supervisor Duncan Hammond 

Photography Pamela Reith

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Trailer

Dragging Fielding’s 18th-century village life forward to London’s Carnaby Street of the swinging 60s, it seems to revel in its look and style for too long: there are fabulously psychedelic stage designs (by Jon Bausor, new sets bursting out of old ones), costumes to die for (geometric designs and peppermint stripes, all by Janet Bird) and dazzling lighting (by Howard Hudson) that climbs the stage walls and reaches into the auditorium. 

The Guardian 4*

Arlene Phillips’s slinky period choreography and Janet Bird’s witty costumes supply lashings of style, Tom’s frilly, nipple-flashing shirt and dandyish velvet jackets referencing the eras of both the music and the novel.

INews

The costume designer, Janet Bird, appears to have all of 1960s Carnaby Street at her disposal

The Telegraph 5*

Janet Bird's costumes also look sublime and totally encompass the colourful decade.

Broadway world

★★★★★ “Zesty, witty, fun” Telegraph
★★★★★ “Truly wonderful” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “Filled with fun and sass” Birmingham Mail
★★★★ “Sheer, high-voltage fun” Guardian
★★★★ “Top-class popular entertainment” Daily Mail

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