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Nicola Turner is an artist and a theatre, ballet and opera designer with over twenty years international experience. She graduated from Central St Martins and in 2007 won the Green Room Award for her design for Rusalka at the Sydney Opera House.

Awards and Nominations

Green Room Award for Design in Opera for Rusalka Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House.

List Of Productions

2024

DEATH IN VENICE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Welsh National Opera/ UK Tour

2023

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Nancy Meckler | Orlando Ballet, US/ Scottish Ballet

2022

THE MAKROPULOS AFFAIR | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Welsh National Opera

GRETE MINDE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Theater Magdeburg, Germany

2019

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Nancy Meckler | Nashville Ballet, US

2018

KING LEAR | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Brooklyn Academy of Music, US

TROLIUS AND CRESSIDA | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

2017

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Nancy Meckler | Scottish Ballet/ US Tour

DER ROSENKAVALIER | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Welsh National Opera

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Nancy Meckler | Estonian National Opera

2016

FAUST | Theatre Magdeburg

KING LEAR | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican

2015

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE USHER/USHER HOUSE | Director: David Pountney | San Francisco Opera, US

2014

MADAME BUTTERFLY | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Oviedo, Spain

NORMA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Holland Park

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE / USHER/ USHER HOUSE | Director: David Pountney | Welsh National Opera

2013

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington Opera

DER ROSENKAVALIER | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Theater Magdeburg, Germany

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/ Theatre Royal Glasgow/ King’s Theatre Edinburgh

OPERA

MADAME BUTTERFLY | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Theater Magdeburg, Germany

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Nancy Meckler | Scottish Ballet

THE MAGIC FLUTE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Fundacion Opera De Oviedo, Spain

IL TROVATORE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Den Jyske Opera, Denmark

LA TRAVIATA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Den Jyske Opera, Demak

THE MAGIC FLUTE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington Opera

THE RAKE’S PROGRESS | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington Opera

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre

RIGOLETTO | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Aarhus, Denmark

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO | Costumes | Director: Olivia Fuchs | English National Opera

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera North

CHORUS! | Director: David Pountney | Welsh National Opera

CHEREVICHKI | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington Opera

RUSALKA |Winner of Australian Helpmann Award for Best Opera) | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera North/ Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House

SARKA and OSUD | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington Opera

LA TRAVIATA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | English Touring Opera

L’AMORE INDUSTRIOSO | Director: Sarah Alexander | Opera Holland Park

CARMEN | Director: Henk Schut | Holland Park Opera

OTHER THEATRE

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

CARDENIO SHAKESPEARE’S ‘LOST PLAY’ REIMAGINED | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

CYRANO DE BERGERAC | Director: Simon Reade | Bristol Old Vic

ORESTES | Director: Nancy Meckler | Shared Experience

MY FAIR LADY | Director: Mark Clements | Aarhus/ Denmark Tour

THREE TALL WOMEN | Director: Irina Brown | Oxford Playhouse

A PASSAGE TO INDIA | Director: Nancy Meckler | Shared Experience UK tour/ Cork/ New York, US

GONE TO EARTH | Director: Nancy Meckler | Shared Experience including Lyric Hammersmith

A PASSAGE TO INDIA | Director: Nancy Meckler | Shared Experience including Riverside Studios

KING HEDLEY II | Director: Paulette Randall | Tricycle/ Birmingham Rep (Co-Production)

FOR THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

ISLAND PRINCESS | Director: Gregory Doran | and transfer to the Gielgud Theatre as part of the Jacobean season

BRIXTON STORIES | Director: Roxanna Silbert

AS YOU LIKE IT | Director: Gregory Doran | Co-design with Kaffe Fassett

OROONOKO | Director: Gregory Doran

OTHER LONDON THEATRE

FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING | Winner of a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival | Director: Irina Brown | National Theatre/ Tricycle/ Tron/ Traverse

TENDER | Director: Anthony Clark | Hampstead Theatre /Birmingham Rep

SPEAKING IN TONGUES | Director: Mark Clements | Hampstead/ Derby Playhouse

THINGS FALL APART | Director: Chuck Mike | Royal Court/ WYP as part of LIFT & US/ UK tour

OUR BOYS | Director: Jonathan Lewis | Donmar Warehouse/ Derby Playhouse

NO 1 TOURS

THE EXTERNAL | Director: Ezra

SOUL TRAIN | Director: Mark Clements | Derby Playhouse

GREAT EXPECTATIONS | Director: Mark Clements | also Philadelphia, US

DANNY BOUNCING | Director: Mark Clements

WATCHING THE SAND FROM THE SEA | Director: Mark Clements

THE GLASS MENAGERIE | Director: Mark Clements

GRAPEVINE | Director: Mark Clements

LIPS TOGETHER TEETH APART | Director: Mark Clements

EXTREMITIES | Director: Mark Clements | also York Theatre Royal

ADAM BEDE | Director: Geoffrey Beevers

FOR WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE

THE BEATIFICATION OF AREA BOY | Director: Jude Kelly | European tour/ Brooklyn Academy, US

THE WINSLOW BOY | Director: Gwenda Hughes | Birmingham Rep

SPEND SPEND SPEND

THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND

PILGERMANN

THE SNOW QUEEN

OTHER THEATRE

EMBRYONIC DREAMS | Director: Chuck Mike | Edinburgh Festival

YERMA | Director: Chuck Mike | Edinburgh Festival

OTHELLO | Director: Gwenda Hughes | New Vic Stoke

HENCEFORWARD | Director: Rob Swane | New Vic Stoke

ON THE PISTE | Director: Graham Watts | Tivoli, Dublin, Ireland

JUNK | Director: John Retallack | Den Nationale Scene Norway

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Director: John Retallack | Oxford Stage Company

JOHNNY BLUE | Director: John Retallack | Oxford Stage Company

THE COMIC MYSTERIES | Director: John Retallack | Oxford Stage Company

WALLFLOWERING | Director: Gwenda Hughes

THE ROVER | Director: Jonathan Church | Salisbury Playhouse

THE BANISHED CAVALIERS | Director: Jonathan Church | Salisbury Playhouse

THE CRUCIBLE | Director: Jonathan Church | Salisbury Playhouse