GUID SISTERS costume design

Megan Baker (Designer)

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GUID SISTERS by Michel Tremblay
Translated by Martin bowman and Bill Findlay
Co production National theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum theatre
Directed by Serge Denoncourt
Costume designer Megan Baker
Set designer Francis o Connor
21 sep - 13 Oct 2012 Royal lyceum theatre, Edinburgh
23rd Oct- 27th Oct 2012 Kings theatre, Glasgow
There is a long history of cultural connection between Scotland and French Quebec and Michel Tremblay's play about a group of working class women filling green shield stamps connecting the two cultures in perfect understanding. A key decision was to celebrate the play in its own period in the early 1960s. Both set and costumes sought to reflect Serge's vision of the play as a truthful and theatrical world of wonderful grotesquery. To achieve this Megan rooted the costume in the cut and prints of the period using fabric and colour to heighten and exaggerate, to achieve a sense that the viewers were watching something real but with the contrast and colour turned up too high. so they were always watching something real without settling into absolute naturalism

***** 'One of the greatest plays of the 20th century, remarkable on many levels. A superb production.'
The Guardian

**** 'A play that speaks to audiences all over the world. A joyful experience.'
The Scotsman

**** 'Funny to its riotous core.'
The Herald

**** 'There’s no stopping the sheer life-affirming energy of the 15 women on stage'
The Times

'A powerful ensemble... riveting'
The Observer

'Scintillating. A superb melange of comic levity and sudden poignancy. A landmark play.'
Sunday Herald

'A big, exciting and vibrant production. Hugely enjoyable.'
The Stage

'A superb revival. The exuberance of the piece and the performers shines through. An absolute must-see.'
British Theatre Guide
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventStage Performance National theatre of Scotland - Royal Lyceum theatre, Kings theatre, Edinburgh and Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sept 201227 Oct 2012

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  • Costume Design Drama


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