"As soon as I sat down and saw Max Dorey’s incredible and multifaceted radio studio set, and heard the familiar tune of Madonna’s ‘True Blue’, I knew we were in for a treat..."
"I spent a lot of time in the 1980’s (when Talk Radio is set) in radio and recording studios so when I entered the Old Red Lion Theatre I felt right at home. Max Dorey’s radio studio set was spot on with its half-full cardboard coffee cups, papers scattered all over the place, reel-to-reel and 8-track tape machines and mismatched broken chairs – you could almost smell the staleness in the air..."/Turner conjures a believably scuzzy world out of designer Max Dorey’s ‘Playboy’-perfect, period-detailed set and Dan Bottomley’s studio sound design..."
London Theatre 1, Time Out
"It’s thirty years since the show’s stage premiere off-Broadway, and Sean Turner’s revival, with a claustrophobic design by Max Dorey, captures the intensity of life in the studio...."/"The most striking thing coming into the Old Red Lion is just how meticulous designer Max Dorey has been with his hyperrealistic set. The space is transformed into the cross section of an '80s radio studio, replete with sound booth, classic tapes, records - a 'Regan/Bush' flyer is pinned on the wall. It's all coated in a pasty pink-turned-beige colour - imagine Partridge's Mid-Morning-Matters, desaturated."
Evening Standard, What's on Stage
"Max Dorey’s lavish set recreates the clutter of an 1980s radio station in perfect detail, down to the stacks of Fidelipac tapes and heaps of branded coffee cups. Trapped permanently behind the glass screens of his booth, Jure is as full of restless energy as a zoo animal, frantic in his isolation but unable to connect, even with his callers...."