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The Days of the Commune

The Days of the Commune
  • Production: The Days of the Commune
  • Company: Liverpool Repertory Company
  • Venue: Liverpool Playhouse
  • Year: 1972
  • Author: Bertholt Brecht
  • Directed by: Antony Tuckey
  • Lighting Design by: Michael Williams
  • Costume Design by: Martin Morley
  • Set designed by: Martin Morley
Extract from an article in the Liverpool Daily Post by Doreen Tanner: Nov 1972. THE MOST spectacular piece of theatrical illusion the Playhouse has achieved in recent years began by stripping the stage to its back wall and laying bare all the workings of the set. Both, Antony Tuckey who directed, and Martin Morley, who designed that stunning scenery ; had worked on Brecht's own principle that the audience must never forget that they are in a theatre, that there must, in short be no illusion. Yet the setting stole the show.