"........Costume fittings have been open discussions based on initial drawings, used as a tool for talking and a spring board for ideas. A '70s take on Grecian/ Roman times was more than a help in anchoring our ideas. This inspired fabric choices, hairstyles, makeup, jewellery, cuts and shapes of garments, and finishing details, moreover.
Vice Versa sends itself up more often than not, it is unashamedly self-aware in its story telling much in the way Up Pompeii! was. In this essence, the set also pokes fun at itself. A series of pantomime style cloths create our mis-en-scene, the classic neighbouring doors with ancient Rome rambling off into the distance and using the full height of the Swan theatre we create Roman rooftops and balconies for the action to flow as free as possible. Again, another layer of artifice to play with within the comedy.
Every element hopefully adds to a heady mix of tongue in cheek comedy which feels fresh but very welcomingly familiar.
By Colin Richmond"
from What's on Stage May 18, 2017