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"

The Times

"Never has a disappointed woman putting her knickers back on been as funny or as heart-breaking."

The Guardian