what people are saying : Reviews

2015 Feb Director/ Designer Three Wayfarers Opera Anywhere.
17-21st New opera Orchestra. Cast 15 Unicorn Theatre. Abingdon

‘The Three Wayfarers makes for splendid entertainment and is guaranteed to send the audience home with a smile. ‘
Stephen Connock MBE Chairman Albion Records

Review: Had a great time watching a new opera The Three Wayfarers at The Unicorn Theatre, Very enjoyable performance!Jane May

 Review : Loved John Whittaker’s new opera Three Wayfarers this evening – wonderful piece! Congrats on another great production. Fab cast . Special mention for excellent 13-year-old fiddler. Nicola Lisle


2015 Jan Director/ Designer Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi White Bear Theatre.
6-17th Producer (Opera) Cast 10. Piano London

2015 Jan Director/Designer Menotti’s The Telephone White Bear Theatre
6-17th Producer Sullivan’s Cox and Box London
(Opera /New writing) Norland’s Cycle

Review: Smashes opera’s cosy convention with a laugh- London theatre Bubble

Review: The entire performance was a complete delight, a cast of 10 accompanied by a young BBC
Piano finalist ensure a great success. John Manning. Herts Advertiser

Review: ‘Sublime singing, performed with gusto. It wraps Menotti’s The Telephone around Arthur Sullivan’s Cox and Box and a new play. First rate and compelling. It is well worth going along.’


2014 June Designer / Director Gilbert and Sullivan’s Opera Anywhere.
Costumes.(Opera) The Mikado orchestra/piano regional Tour

Review. ‘Entertaining production, plenty to enjoy with a cast of mainly young
Professional delivering Gilbert’s humour with evident relish.’


2014 March Designer Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte St Albans Chamber Opera
(opera) Abbey Theatre. Herts.
Review: Excellent set design by Paula Chitty – John Manning


2013 Nov Director/ (Musical pantomime)Bedford’s Cinderella and irrational theatre
Designer and costumes The Soul Sisters. The Maltings Theatre.

Review: ‘It was hilarious. Performed by an enthusiastic cast with a penchant for quick changes. Paula Chitty directed with all the originality an audience have come to expect’


2013 May Director/ Designer Romeo and Juliet irrational theatre
9th – 19th producer/ Costumes Shakespeare Maltings Theatre. St Albans

Review’One of the best interpretations of the play I have ever seen and I have seen a few…
not only was it quirky, but it had a freshness that local theatre often lacks’


2013 April Director (Play) Improbable Fiction
9 – 13th Designer Alan Ayckbourn GBS STUDIO Rada. London

Review ‘Clear vision of director Paula Chitty’ ‘showing truth and daring – a convincing fiction’


2013 March Director/Designer Carmen – Bizet St Albans Chamber Opera
18 – 24rd (opera) cast 30 + orchestra

Review ‘A very high standard of production’


2012 Oct Director (Opera) Trial by Jury St Albans Chamber Opera
Designer Gilbert and Sullivan Maltings Theatre. Herts

Review:’Probably the most amusing production of the show I have ever seen. Paula Chitty demonstratedwith minimal resources and enthusiastic performers a really impressive show can be presented’


2012 June Director (Opera) The Mikado Opera Anywhere, Regional Tour
Tour Designer/Costumes Gilbert and Sullivan

Review: ‘Delightful performance with really excellent singing!’


2011 Nov Director (Play) The Comedy of Errors irrational theatre
24th – 3rd Dec Designer and costumes Shakespeare Maltings Theatre. Herts
Review The Comedy of Errors. An Errors inspired by Fawlty Towers eh? What an excellent idea!
a wonderful homage to a classic show. Really fun and very accessible Shakespeare. Paula Chitty made an inspired choice by setting it in Budleigh Salterton on the English Riviera with a trio of excellent singers’


2011 June Director (Opera) Dragon of Wantley-Lampe St Albans Chamber Opera

Review. ‘Dragon roars for Chamber show’


2010 Oct Designer (Play) Proof Norden Arts Theatre
19-23rd David Auburn Maidenhead

Review: ‘Paula Chitty did a great job with the set design, the purpose build back of a house and porch was well designed and presented’


2009 May Designer (Play) Hughie irrational theatre
19-23rd co Director Eugene O’Neil Abbey Theatre Studio. St Albans.
Review: ‘A very compelling production by irrational theatre…a bijou production by any standard’








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