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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

National Theatre

Jan 2009 and Feb 2010

Director

Tom Morris and Felix Barrett

Designer

Bob Crowley

Reviews

"astonishing lighting by Bruno Poet, which offers its own searing and shadowy emotional palette"
link Lynn Gardner, The Guardian

“ Along with Maxine Doyle’s choreography and the sheer power and glory of having a full orchestra on stage, one of the best things about Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National is Bruno Poet’s lighting. Often it seems to be at knee-level; at other times it pours in great shafts out of doors. It's the light that really emphasises the surreal, almost Kafkaesque edginess of Stoppard's story of a Russian dissident imprisoned in a mental asylum. Poet's lighting seems to not only illuminate the stage, but to be a state of mind. It is as crucial a component as Stoppard's text or Toby Jones's performance.”
link Lynn Gardner, The Guardian

“the production’s expression of the intellectual through the physical is stunningly executed. Bruno Poet’s lighting fills the stage with shadowy presences — the dead or disappeared, or fragments from a crazed imagination?”
link Sam Marlowe, The Times