LULU : A Murder Ballad, The London Reviews are in... / by Mark Holthusen

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"by some arresting projected visuals and the ingenious use of gauze. This creates a shadowy hinterland in which a silent dancer (Laura Caldow) flits like a bird in a cage, reinforcing the point that no matter where Lulu winds up, escape – from the clutches of predatory men and her own destiny – is impossible."           http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/10628858/The-Tiger-Lillies-Lulu-Warwick-Arts-Centre-review.html


" director-designer Mark Holthusen's dazzling virtual sets. Computer visualisation doesn't get better than this: layer upon layer of projected environments shuffle and morph, and even the proscenium arch is a screen. One minute it's naturalistic, the next it hallucinates."
So what can audiences expect?
"   http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/lulu-a-murder-ballad-royal-opera-house_39200.html

"Lulu – a Murder Ballad provides an evening of blackly comic entertainment that ridicules the socially powerful and draws humour from the grotesque. The audience is implicated in a world that gives space for competing voices, opinions and attitudes – a world that questions our attitudes to art, culture and social rules."


"As the description “ballad” suggests, this telling doesn’t need to be dramatised. Nevertheless, it is staged; instead of a set, director Mark Holthusen provides projected images which tend to prettify the narrative, while Lulu, a silent role, is danced gracefully but with little definition by Laura Caldow. As ever, Lulu remains an enigma. "http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/music/lulu-a-murder-ballad-opera-review-sins-of-the-father-a3121651.html