Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Ustinov Theatre, Bath , Bristol Tobacco Factory and touring.
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone
Lighting design by Matt Graham
Photographs by Craig Fuller / Lily Arnold
‘Lily Arnold’s simple but effective set – four metal cages filled with stones – shifts from podium in the opening scenes to trenches in the second half. The soldiers cluster around them, injured and exhausted.’ Natalie Haynes, The Guardian ****
‘Lily Arnold’s set turns the Ustinov Studio into a theatre of war that facilitates the epic and the intimate. Stacked metal cages filled with shale suggest trenches and dugouts, and supply a punishing metallic clamour during battle scenes.’ Sam Marlowe, The Times ****