Too Clever by Half
by Alexander Ostrovsky
Royal Exchange Theatre 2014
Directed by Paul Hunter
Photography by Jonathan Keenan
For this production we turned the Royal exchange into a huge anamorphic illusion. A page from Gloumov’s diary was stretched into concentric circles of distorted, illegible text. When the diary is discovered, a mirrored column descends and the reflected text is restored to legible form.
"There’s not a moment that isn’t wittily eye-catching"
"Never has a disappointed woman putting her knickers back on been as funny or as heart-breaking."