“This new joint Oxford Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Improbable Theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest throws up a full-scale, Force 10 storm right from the start, just one of a series of spectacular scenic effects by designer Becs Andrews.” Giles . . .
Mike Brockhurst, Department of Biology, and Becs Andrews, Visiting Research Associate, Department of Music, describe how they have used performance to aid conceptualisation of infectious disease evolution. Live performance is a powerful medium through which to communicate concepts and ideas. . . .
Becs interviewed by Jon Cronshaw for Leeds Northern & Yorkshire Voice “Phase Revival seems to grab different audiences on different levels. For scientists, it’s a manifestation of what they already know. For people that know a bit, it tells them . . .
“conveyed with economy and style. The office sequences, in particular, with their gleaming white workstations and bright clothes (design: Becs Andrews) are highly enjoyable, the ensemble striking crisp poses and wrapping and unwrapping their limbs neatly around the furniture” Jenny . . .
“Can this be the best British opera in years? Luke Bedford’s Through His Teeth at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre is exceptional. Drop everything and go.” “Distorted values, distorted reality. The designs (Becs Andrews) capture the psychological dislocation implicitly . . .
“Short, pithy and smart, Through His Teeth managed that elusive feat of being at once gripping and amusing. The conductor Sian Edwards, Chroma, Victoria Simmonds (the third cast member), director Bijan Sheibani and designer Becs Andrews all contributed to a stylish, provocative, . . .
“Lightning wig and wardrobe changes enable Victoria Simmons to play interviewer, sister and fellow victim – each role musically delineated with precision…If there’s one thing you need to see this week, this is it.” Read review in full
“Full of light, colour, movement and music, Ben Power’s cut-down National theatre version of the tale of star-crossed lovers adds to a growing trend in taking Shakespeare for children and family audiences more seriously than before. If the show is good . . .
“This hour-long young person’s version of Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy falls squarely into the ‘triumph’ box, a stripped down touring production that’s still so audaciously visual as to keep young audiences hooked even if blank verse isn’t their thing. Condensed . . .
“Faster fields dancers very fetchingly clothed in skin-tight sports outfits by the new young designer Becs Andrews, attractive takes on gymwear, swimwear, cycling bodysuits, basketball sweats and track athletes’ two-pieces, with a lot of long beautiful legs and washboard stomachs . . .