Giudizio Universale at the V&A! / by Rob Halliday


Last night saw the preview showing of Staging Places: UK Design for Performance at the V&A Museum in London; the exhibition opens to the public today, Wednesday 24th July.

Rob was there last night to celebrate the fact that Giudizio Universale, the immersive show telling the story of Michelangelo and his work at the Sistine Chapel, was selected by the Society of British Theatre Designers to be part of this exhibition, which shows the best of design by British theatre designers over the last four years.

Giudizio sits in good company at the exhibition, but where many of the shows are demonstrated through models and costumes, Giudizio, as is seems perfect for a show led by projection, tells its story through projection, on a wall at the very centre of the exhibition.

“It’s an honour to have the show be part of this display of remarkable work by remarkable people,” Rob comments, “and a great tribute to the remarkable work done by all of the people involved with the show, particularly my co-lighting-designer Bruno Poet, Ric Lipson, Alicia Tkacz and all at Stufish, Luke Halls and all of his team, plus of course our composer John Metclafe, sound designer Mirko Perri, costume designer Giovanna Buzzi, choreographer Fotis Nikolaou, our directors Lulu Hekbek and Marco Balich and everyone who was involved in the show.”

Having already been seen as part of the Prague Quadrennial, Staging Places now runs at the V&A in London until 29th March 2020.

Staging Places at the V&A: [link]
Staging Places website: [link]
Prague Quadrennial: [link]