set + costume design
by Robert Sherman
director | Stewart Nicholls
lighting | Rob Mills
photographer | Robert Workman
photographer | Claire Billyard
Pleasance Courtyard 2016
"Stewart Nicholls' polished production boasts a gloriously quirky design from Gabriella Slade."
"The actors cleverly mimic birds in their movements, even down to their eye lashes, complimented by plenty of feathery colour and spectacle thanks to stunning costumes by designer Gabriella Slade."
"This has to be the most quackers show on the Fringe - a short, spirited new musical by Robert J Sherman that's a real feather in his cap and should tickle all age groups... Catchy songs, colourful costumes, a very game (vocally assured) ensemble: all of this gives the Pleasance a soaraway feelgood hit."
"Director Stewart Nicholls keeps it all primary colours and bright lights, thanks largely to milliner Verity Louise Finney-Green and Gabriella Slade's flamboyant costumes."
(Musical Theatre Review)
"This is an absolute shining jewel of a show, which oozes quality from start to end: from the outstanding costumes, to the catchy tunes..."
(The Public Reviews)
"But the exceptional characterisation from all the cast members and Gabriella Slade's lavish design cannot help but leaving you smiling throughout. In such a small space, Slade creates a West End standard of spectacle. Her attention to detail with the flamboyant costumes works well alongside Rob Mills' lighting, bringing the story to new heights."
"The Show doesn't scrimp on production values either and the flourescent-coloured costumes are genuinely a sight to behold."
"The word "fabulous" doesn't come close to summing up the costumes; awash with sequins, glitter and neon."
"Everything about this musical production screams "West End transfer". The storyline is brilliant, the songs are excellent and the costumes are stunning."