Emma Bailey

School for Scandal

School for Scandal

School for Scandal

Directed / Andrew Hilton at Tabacco Factory Brtistol

Set & Costume Design / Emma Bailey

Lighting design / Matthew Graham

Composition / Elizabeth Purnell

"The production is sumptuously costumed in the wigs, wide skirts and fine brocades of the period"  The Public Reviews★★★★★

"There is something approaching real magic here"  The Arts Desk★★★★★

"How fitting (literally) then, that The School for Scandal’s cast should be so beautifully costumed (by Emma Bailey). Mrs Candour (Fiona Sheehan), especially, was straight from a Gainsborough canvas in lemon yellow silk and white classical scarf – sherbet hues unable to sweeten her cackling attitude. Similarly the mantua dresses of Lady Sneerwell (Julia Hills) were the more salacious cousins of those worn by Mrs. Andrews when perched on an iron bench. The winner of all beauty though, was Lady Teazle (Daisy Whalley) whose flower-strewn hair provided a fitting visual reference to Ophelia for a character going slightly mad in her situation." Exeunt Magazine★★★★

"Staging is sparse but effective and small props such as a harpsichord, card & Chippendale tables and candelabras offer a simple but palpable sense of authenticity, as do the excellent costumes."  The Fix Magazine★★★★★

The Independent★★★★

What's On Stage★★★★

- photos by Craig Fuller and Mark Douet