Current or Future Productions

Production:    Love and Money

Location:      UK tour including The Mac Birmingham, Jacksons Lane London and Barbican Plymouth

Company:       Marjon University

Dates:         May 2020

Link:          N/A

 

Press

'Treasure Island', The Atheneum Plymouth

December 2019 - January 2020

 

Fi Russell’s design is particularly impressive. The versatile set sees the stage transform from the Admiral Benbow bar to deck of the Jolly Todger to Ben Gunn’s island shack. It all makes for a nugget of lovingly crafted seasonal silliness – a real treasure.

 

The Stage, Roger Malone

 

Fi Russell’s superbly simple but versatile set becomes pub, ship and island with a swift fold, tuck or slide while silhouettes and Looola Nicholson’s puppets are used to great effect.

 

British Theatre Guide, Karen Bussell

 

'Velveteen Rabbit', Exeter Phoenix

December 2019 - January 2020

 

The simplicity of the set was truly innovative and beautiful. The minimalist set and lighting deny the theatre completely of all its frills and superficiality. It is the perfect rendition of the idyllic Christmas home, allowing the audience to focus on the dynamic acting and the important, universal themes. In its simplicity, it completely trusts its audience to use their imaginations, play​-act the story with the cast, and join them on the magical and enchanting journey of Alice and Rabbit.

 

The audience was left enthralled by their quick costume changes

 

Razzmag, Miriam Higgs

 

'The Three Musketeers', UK Tour

May 2019 - Ongoing

 

Fi Russell's costumes add to the childhood games theme with double sided dinner-lady tabbards for musketeers and royal gaurds, as well as impressively plush quick-change dresses and banditwear

Arts York, Anna Rose James
 

Ti Green’s set is a treehouse den that most little boys could only dream of, and Fi Russell’s costumes mix frilled 17th-century shirts with jeans and Converse. It’s all dress-up and make believe.

The Stage, Ben Kluvichit

 

On-stage costume changes and scene shifting are done with military precision. You’re not just watching a play, you’re being shown what it takes to hold a production together.

The Reviews Hub, Helen Tope

 

The concept of childhood friends playing out the role of the Musketeers, supported by great costume ideas from Fi Russell involving capes that looked like they were swiped from mum’s curtains

Grow, Joff Alexander-Frye

 

'Aladdin', The Plymouth Atheneum

December 2018 - January 2019

 

Pastiche panto it may be but the Fi Russell’s set is slick, shifting the action from palace to laundry, dungeon to street and testament to the carpentry skills of Spencer Rouse and Dante Villa and painter Jamie Andrews.

 

The British Theatre Guide, Karen Bussell
 

The staging, a clever multi-tasking design, makes good use of the Plymouth Athaneum space, taking us from launderette to palace in the blink of an eye. With well-judged use of props and lighting, you could be forgiven for thinking you are watching a regular panto, but Le Navet Bete’s Aladdin is far from ordinary. 

 

The Reviews Hub, Helen Tope

 

 

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