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The Life I Lead

by James Kettle

Jonathan Church Productions UK Tour

Director                         Selina Cadell

                                      & Didi Hopkins

Lighting Designer          Matt Eagland

Sound Designer            Eliza Thompson

Costume Supervisor     Mary Charlton

★★★★★

Lee Newby's set is the perfect accompaniment; the blue sky and white fluffy cloud backdrop forms the basis of a colour scheme for the rest of the set, with its blue curtains, dappled blue and white furniture, and a blue and white checkerboard floor - it brings to mind a person with their head in the clouds, as well as harking back to Tomlinson's love of flight.”

BroadwayWorld

★★★★★

"Set design was stunning, emanating the colours and famous scenes from vibrant Disney film Mary Poppins.... The light blue and cream set was dressed with an arm chair, a small wooden chair, ladder, phone, bowler hats and an umbrella giving it a quintessential English feel with a touch of magic. Curtains at either side of the set cleverly showed the tops emanating that of a stage set instead of attempting to appear realistic."

Camilla Joyce

★★★★★

"Lee Newby's witty Magritte-inspired set was right on so many levels - the bowler hats; the door; the heavenly blue theme and clouds referencing David Tomlinson's time as a pilot..... More than that, though, Magritte's work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality, which chimes with the aim of Miles Jupp and James Kettle that people [will] come away thinking, I never knew he had a life like that."

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