The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Latest lovely review of International, National and West End show; "The Tiger Who Came to Tea"
Adaptation by Children's Playwright, David Wood CBE (http://www.davidwood.org.uk) of the famous Children's Book by Judith Kerr (Running at London's Lyric Theatre until 19th January 2016)
Susie Caulcutt's costumes are described by Kemp:
"The design and costumes are an absolute triumph for Susie Caulcutt. Ultimately this show stands or falls by the quality of its hero, and the fluffy fur, adorable face and perky tail of this majestic Tiger's costume have true child appeal. When a book is as well known as this one, no one wants too many departures from the familiar, and recreating the gentle warmth of Kerr's original illustrations has been achieved by Caulcutt with sensitivity and imagination."
Article WhatsOnStage: Jane Kemp • London, West End • 4 Dec 2015
Now We Are Sixty
Susie's 2013 show played at the King's Head Theatre, Islington. Full show pictures can be viewed in the 'Gallery' section.
A comedy with music based on the life and work of A.A. MILNE
By GYLES BRANDRETH and JULIAN SLADE
Music by JULIAN SLADE and H. FRASER-SIMSON
Lyrics by A.A. MILNE
Directed by MARTIN MILNES
Design by SUSIE CAULCUTT
Cast in order of appearance
ALAN ALEXANDER MILNE Andrew C Wadsworth
JOHN Russell Grant
KENNETH Philip Lee
DAPHNE Charlotte Page
CELIA Meghan Rayner
THOMAS James Bentham
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN MILNE Steffan Wayne
And at the piano – our Musical Director – known as – GILBERT
Martin Milnes directs the London premiere of Gyles Brandreth and Julian Slade's 'Now We Are Sixty.' A play with music exploring the life and works of A.A. Milne.
Milne achieved immortal worldwide fame and fortune when he created the character f 'Winnie The Pooh' in stories written for his infant son, Christopher Robin.
Yet the acclaim of those "four slim volumes" elapsed the main legacy of the man who wrote plays, poetry and novels which delighted readers long before he started writing for children…a fact that haunted Milne whose humour and wit enchanted generations, but hid experiences of a much darker nature.
Brandreth and Slade's affectionate tribute to A.A. Milne combines high farce with nostalgia and drama in a theatrical production which celebrates the genius behind an extremely private man in a public spotlight.
Starring Olivier Nominated Andrew C Wadsworth (Kiss Me, Kate) as A.A. Milne alongside West End star Chorlotte Page (The Phantom Of The Opera) and television favourite Russell Grant (Strictly Come Dancing).
“Thunderous applause.. Unashamed nostalgia… Received with equal rapture” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Spectators were heard to chuckle themselves hoarse at the verbal felicities” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Innocent and funny, touching and true” - BBC
[Picture taken at The King's Head Theatre: Aled Jones and Steffan Wayne as Christopher Robin]
"Guess How Much I Love You"
Great review of "Guess How Much I Love You" in The Guardian.
In the words of Lyn Gardner, Susie Caulcutt's design 'faithfully transposes the look of the illustrations from page to stage down to the last oak tree, and the pit area of the Rose finally gets an opportunity to prove its worth as a playpen for the nursery-aged, who get to jiggle along to the songs.'
Click on the below link for full article: www.theguardian.com/stage/2010/jun/04/guess-how-much-i-love-you-review
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Susie's latest success is David Wood’s adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, based on the book by Judith Kerr currently on tour in the UK following performances in Singapore and Bahrain. After a hugely successful run in the West End, Tiger was nominated in this year’s (2012) Olivier Awards. This Production sold out in the West End this summer and is currently on tour.
Anne Morley-Priestman for What's On Stage wrote, "Susie Caulcutt is the designer and she's created something which echoes Kerr's illustrations, adds in some very good touches (Scott Penrose's fridge is particularly effective) and costumes which define their wearers.The tiger sports one of the best "skins" which I've seen for a long time..."
To read the full review, please click on the below link:
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