After a day looking round the newly re-designed Fashion gallery at the V&A (more of that in a future post) and going for a meeting to apply for a millinery internship (which I got – again I’ll post about it soon), I headed to the Greenwood Theatre near London Bridge to see The Shadow Formula.
| Cary Grant wearing 'That Suit' in another |
Hitchcock classic, 'North by Northwest' (1959)
|Robert Donat in Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' (1939)|
I was particularly impressed with the sound design (Kirsty Gillmore & Sounds Wilde) and the actors’ use of space – not being limited to the stage. The entire play was set to a wonderful soundtrack including Al Bowlly’s ‘I Can't Get Mississippi Off My Mind’, ‘The Hawaiian War Chant’ and ‘The Sheik of Araby’.
There are performances on 7th-9th and 14th-16th June with a BSL signed matinee on th16th. The matinee will be signed by Wendy Ebsworth MBE, a sign-language interpreter whose stage credits include signing for the English National Opera, the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court.
And you’ll just have to go to a performance yourself if you want to know what the mysterious Shadow Formula is...