simon bejer - designer - reviews
Kiki’s Delivery Service – Southwark Playhouse
What strikes the audience first as they take their seats is the set design … the set itself opts for both functionality and metaphor as it invokes a sense of playful innocence that is mirrored throughout the rest of the performance.
The Upcoming, December 14, 2016
There’s plenty of theatrical magic embedded in the design … I was particularly enchanted by the sense of standing with Kiki on the rooftops of an unknown town, conveyed solely through pyramid-shaped blocks laid out like rows of houses below.
Exeunt, December 14, 2016
The Magic Flute - Charles Court Opera at the Iford Festival
Simon Bejer's design takes us to the Peruvian rainforest, filling the stone cloister with luscious ferns and lianas … The distinctively tropical, exotic feel of the production, which includes some wonderful glowing UV snakes and an hilarious trio of singing puppet parrots, is a true visual treat.
Bachtrack, July 14, 2016
Jonah and Otto – Park Theatre
What should I look out for? Simon Bejer’s simple set that holds a sweetly gratifying surprise.
Official London Theatre Guide, October 30, 2014
The Little Green Swallow – British Youth Opera - Royalty Theatre
Here, among the 11 named roles, plus a group of three singing apples – one of many elements, incidentally, cleverly visualised in Simon Bejer’s designs, which provide the evening’s outstanding feature – there’s a wealth of talent on display.
The Guardian, September 10, 2014
Patience – Charles Court Opera- King’s Head Theatre
It's a brilliant piece of stage design and construction, though the bar is unusual in that no-one seems to pay for their drinks and customers help themselves. Just the sort of pub I’d patronise.
British Theatre Guide, June 4, 2014
Someone remarked that the pub, created by designer Simon Bejer, feels more real than the one we passed through to access the auditorium.Ham & High, June 12, 2014