Othello at the National Theatre is a production that has thought very carefully about the things it wants to say and, particularly, what Othello has meant at different points in its performance history. Clint Dyer’s perspective is not on fire just yet but it soon will be, bringing a meaningful reflection on Shakespeare’s tale to the stage while clearly distinguishing it from all of those that have come before.
In developing The Trials, the Donmar worked with more than 1,300 young people plus a further 200 in workshops at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and National Youth Theatre. Director Natalie Abrahami, helped by designer Georgia Lowe and video maker Nina Dunn, has created a compelling production, with more than half the cast making their stage debuts.
Feel the love as great staging enlivens this well-written monologue about a cross-generational relationship.
Video designer and photographer Nina Dunn spoke to Emma Clarendon about The Dark Theatres Project and the lack of support for theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Musical theatre comedy done well is a blissful way to spend an evening. So it is with Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, currently playing to packed houses at the Savoy Theatre.
Nina Dunn, Andrew Riley and David Howe combine forces to create a vibrant set, lighting and video design for The Diary Of A Teenage Girl – a show where kitsch is the perfect one-word description.