The Tempest / British Theatre Guide

“Becs Andrews’s design is a treat for the eyes: three huge mounds of clothing of all colours and styles against which the cast can lean and blend in or into which they can tunnel to create, for example, Caliban’s cave, along with full clotheslines which can be raised, lowered and shaken as required. With Colin Grenfell’s effective lighting all sorts of moods and places are suggested.

The costumes of the isle’s inhabitants are essentially cast-offs, of different colours, whilst those of the shipwrecked are pristine white, echoing Gonzalo’s comment, “Methinks our garments are as fresh as when we put them on first in Africa.”” Peter Lathan

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