WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
2010 OLIVIER THEATRE
director MARIANNE ELLIOT
designer LEZ BROTHERSTON
lighting Neil Austin
music Olly Fox
choreographer ARTHUR PITA
fight directorKate Waters
sound design IAN DICKSON
Almost indecently enjoyable. "
" The closing carnage... presented as a brilliantly choreographed dance of death complete with black angels and sinister exotic references. "
" Dark, decadent and immensely stylish, Women Beware Women makes you laugh even as you shiver. "
DAILY TELEGRAPH ****
The climactic scene of heartless lust, greed and carnage is one of the best ever staged at the Olivier. The stage - haunted by devilish creatures in skull caps and black wings - revolves, revealing one spectacular4 fatality after another in a whirling dance of death. "
MAIL ON SUNDAY ****
The production gradually darkens as it approaches the climactic masked ball, delivered here on the revolving stage as a dizzying dance of murder. "
" This is a staging that wraps its inky fingers around you and holds you, spellbound "
FINANCIAL TIMES ****
Most effective of all is the finale of the masked ball, where the swirling set, smoky air and seductive music turns the final roll call of bodies into a heady orgy of death. "
DAILY EXPRESS ****
Marianne Elliott's production of this 1621 play by Thomas Middleton culminates in a gorgeous, debauched masked ball. "