Archive for April, 2010

The Taming of the Shrew gets under way

Big events today on the Design Show & Tell. To everyone’s dismay and Adrian Noble’s fury, nobody was present from the set design team to introduce the model or answer questions. After the incredulity had subsided Adrian introduced me in glowing terms, and I took everyone throu my concepts – to varying degrees of comprehension(!) […]

Getting down to work

The task on Saturday was to discuss the wedding dress for Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew. This is a mock-up of it in what we call calico, but the Americans call muslin. It will be an extremely ornate dress worn by the actress Bree Welch. She has not yet arrived in San Diego, […]

San Diego 2

Maxwell traveled out with me to have an Easter holiday and help me settle in, but has been grounded till heaven knows when by the ash cloud. He’s booked to go out on Tuesday but the signs are not looking hopeful.And Adrian, who is directing the Madness of King George and Lear is due to […]

An earthquake on our arrival

After a 10 hour flight backwards in time we arrived in Los Angeles only 3 hours later. We left London at 10:55 and arrived at 14:15, traveling in brilliant sunlight at 35,000 ft all the way. We were greeted by an earthquake! Standing by the check-in desk as we waited to transfer to the local […]

Setting off for San Diego

Finally off on this adventure. I am designing the costumes for the entire 2010 season at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego. The plays are King Lear and The Madness of George lll [Alan Bennet] both directed by Adrian Noble, and the Taming of the Shrew, directed by Ron Daniels. There are […]