I was lucky to see the production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Stratford, directed by Howard Davies who, sadly,has just died.
I returned Stratford a week later having persuaded the Irish paper for which I was then freelancing that it should be reviewed, pitching it to the paper as something that should be covered since the set designer was Irish, from Cork.
Bob Crowley was his name. Still is. And it was his set that mesmerised me: a larger than life chest of drawers out of which was spilling an array of white, gauzy female underwear.
Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson were in the lead but I couldn’t take my eyes off that chest of drawers. Brilliant.