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Stephen was Director of Design and is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Credits include Gregory Doran’s Richard II with David Tennant. His many other designs for the RSC include Merry Wives of Windsor with Dame Judi Dench, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello many of which transferred to the West End, Japan or USA.

Awards and Nominations

Olivier Award for Set Design and Olivier nomination for Costume Design for Les Parents Terribles at the National Theatre.

Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Scenic Design and ‘Best Costume Design’ for its run as Indiscretions on Broadway.

Olivier Award for Design For Living at the Gielgud and Donmar Warehouse.

WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Set Design for An Ideal Husband.

Falstaff Award nomination for Best Scenic Design for Henry IV Parts I & II for the RSC.

Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for Best Stage Designer for Much Ado About Nothing.

List Of Productions

2024

THE CARETAKER | Chichester Festival Theatre

2023

CYMBELINE | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

2022

RICHARD III | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

HENRY VI: REBELLION | Director: Owen Horsley & Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

WARS OF THE ROSES | Director: Owen Horsley | Royal Shakespeare Company

2019

AS YOU LIKE IT | set | Director: Kimberley Sykes | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican/ UK tour

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW | set | Director: Justin Audibert | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican/ UK tour

MEASURE FOR MEASURE | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican/ UK tour

2017

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Director: Rachel Kavanaugh | Royal Shakespeare Company

LOVE IN IDLENESS | Director: Trevor Nunn | Apollo Theatre, West End

THE TEMPEST | Director: Gregory Doran | Barbican Centre

LOVE IN IDLENESS | Director: Trevor Nunn | Menier Chocolate Factory

2016

THE TEMPEST | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

NO MAN’S LAND | Director: Sean Mathias | UK Tour and West End

KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYLCLE OF KINGS | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ China Tour/ BAM New York

KING AND COUNTRY: RICHARD II | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican

2015

KING AND COUNTRY: HENRY IV PART I AND PART II | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican

KING AND COUNTRY: HENRY V | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

VOLPONE | Director: Trevor Nunn | Royal Shakespeare Company

DEATH OF A SALESMAN | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Noel Coward Theatre, West End

DIRTY DANCING | Set | Director: James Powell and Paul Garrington | France/ Italy/ Australia

2014

HENRY IV PARTS 1 & 2 | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican

DIRTY DANCING | Set | Director: James Powell and Paul Garrington | USA/ Australia

2013

RICHARD II | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company/ Barbican

WAITING FOR GODOT/NO MAN’S LAND | Director: Sean Mathias | Broadway/ Cort Theater

NO MAN’S LAND | Director: Sean Mathias | Berkeley Repertory Theatre

RELATIVE VALUES | Director: Trevor Nunn | Theatre Royal Bath

DIRTY DANCING | set | Director: James Powell and Paul Garrington | UK Tour / West End / Germany / Toronto / Utrecht / USA Tour/ South Africa/ Hong Kong

PREVIOUS THEATRE

HEARTBREAK HOUSE | Director: Richard Clifford | Chichester Festival Theatre

THE LION IN WINTER | Director: Trevor Nunn | Theatre Royal Haymarket

THE TEMPEST | Director: Trevor Nunn | Theatre Royal Haymarket

FLARE PATH | Nominated for Best Revival Olivier Award | Director: Trevor Nunn | Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End

AN IDEAL HUSBAND | Director: Lindsay Posner | Vaudeville Theatre, West End

THE MASTER BUILDER | Director: Philip Franks | Chichester Festival Theatre

WAITING FOR GODOT | Director: Sean Mathias | Australia/ Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End / UK tour

GHOSTS | Director: Iain Glen | Thelma Holt Ltd/ Duchess Theatre, West End

SEPARATE TABLES | Director: Philip Franks | Chichester Festival Theatre

Stephen Fry’s CINDERELLA | Director: Fiona Laird | Old Vic Theatre

ACORN ANTIQUES | costumes | Director: Trevor Nunn | West End / UK tour

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA | Set | Royal Shakespeare Company

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR | Director: Gregory Doran | Royal Shakespeare Company

JULIUS CAESAR | Set | Director: Sean Holmes | Royal Shakespeare Company

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL | Director: Josie Rourke | RSC Swan Theatre/ West End

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Director: Gregory Doran | RSC/ Japan/ West End

BECKET | Director: John Caird | West End

ARCADIA | Director: Rachel Kavanaugh | Co-production Bristol Old Vic & Birmingham Rep

OTHELLO | RSC/ Japan/ West End

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL | Set | Director: Gregory Doran | RSC/ West End

A CHORUS LINE | Director: Nikolai Foster | Sheffield Crucible

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW & THE TAMER TAMED | Director: Gregory Doran | RSC/ Washington/ West End

BROADWAY

INDISCRETIONS | Director: Sean Mathias | Barrymore Theatre, Broadway / also at the Royal National Theatre as LES PARENTS TERRIBLES

ROSE | Director: Nancy Meckler | Lyceum Theatre/ National Theatre

WEST END

BOOKENDS | Costumes | Director: Ned Sherrin | Apollo Theatre, West End

OUR SONG | Costumes | Director: Ned Sherrin | Apollo Theatre, West End

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE | Director: Matthew Francis | Strand Theatre, West End

MAHLER’S CONVERSION | Director: Gregory Doran | Aldwych, West End

DESIGN FOR LIVING | Director: Sean Mathias | Gielgud and Donmar Warehouse, West End

MRS KLEIN | Director: Peter Gill | Apollo, West End / National Theatre

IT’S RALPH | Director: Clifford Williams | Comedy Theatre, West End

VANILLA | Costumes | Director: Harold Pinter | Lyric Theatre, West End

OTHER WORK FOR THE NATIONAL THEATRE

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC | Director: Sean Mathias

MARAT SADE | Director: Jeremy Sams

PRIVATE LIVES | Director: Philip Franks

INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE | Director: Di Trevis

UNCLE VANYA | Director: Sean Mathias

SOMEWHERE | Director: Polly Teale

ONCE IN A WHILE THE ODD THING HAPPENS | Director: Paul Godfrey

THE AMERICAN CLOCK | Costumes

OTHER WORK FOR THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | Nomination for Evening Standard Award for Best Set

TIMON OF ATHENS | KING JOHN | MACBETH | Director: All Gregory Doran

OTHER THEATRE

HIGH SOCIETY | Director: Fiona Laird

JULIUS CAESAR | Director: David Lan | Young Vic/ Tokyo Globe

THE ILLUSION and DREAMING |TMA Award Nomination for Best Designer | Director: Matthew Lloyd

RACING DEMON | Director: Christopher Morahan | Chichester Festival Theatre/ Toronto

KAFKA’S DICK | Director: Philip Franks | Nottingham Playhouse

GHOSTS | Director: Sean Mathias | Sherman Theatre, West End

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT | Director: Laurence Boswell | CTC

A WORKING WOMAN | Director: Jane Gibson and Sue Lefton | West Yorkshire Playhouse

HECUBA | Director: Laurence Boswell | The Gate, Ireland

WHO SHALL I BE TOMORROW, DR FAUSTUS, THE BROWNING VERSION | Greenwich

OPERA

LA BOHÈME | Director: Annabel Arden | Welsh National Opera

THE LEGEND OF JOSEPH | Director: Mark Baldwin | Staatsoper Berlin, Germany

TALES OF HOFFMANN | Director: Francisco Negrin | Sydney Opera House, Australia

L’ELISIR | Costumes | Director: John Cox | Dallas Opera/ San Diego Opera, US

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | Costumes | Director: Stephen Unwin | Royal Opera House

OTELLO | Set | Director: Peter Wood | Vienna State Opera, Austria

THE TURN OF THE SCREW | Set | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Australian Opera

DORIAN GRAY | Set | Director: John Cox | Monte Carlo Opera

FILM

BENT | as production designer | Director: Sean Mathias | Film Four International

MACBETH | as production designer | Director: Gregory Doran | Illuminations/RSC/Channel Four

THE NIGHTMARE YEARS | as Costume Designer | Designer Director: Anthony Page | TNT