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Matthew Wright

Matthew trained at the Glasgow School of Art in textile design and won many awards including ‘The Royal Society of Arts Young Designer, two awards for excellence in design from the Japanese Fashion Foundation and a traveling bursary to Milan as one of the best graduates of the year. After several years working as a textile designer, both freelance and as senior designer with Stoddard Sekers Ltd, he changed to Theatre Design with the help of an Arts Council Trainee bursary at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. His many productions there included Foreign Lands, Someone to Watch Over Me, Beauty and the Beast, Under Milk Wood, Song of the Sea, The Unexpected Guest, Seascape and a cycle of four plays for special needs schools.

awards and nominations

La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway)

Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Costume Design’
Outer Critics Circle Award for ‘Outstanding Costume Design’
Tony Award nomination for ‘Best Costume Design of a Musical’

La Cage Aux Folles (West End)

Olivier Award nomination for ‘Best Costume Design’

Productions

2017

LEGALLY BLONDE Director: Nikolai Foster
Monaco Tour
 

FUNNY GIRL

Director: Michael Mayer
UK Tour

 

2016

THE STAR

Director: Phillip Wilson
Liverpool Everyman

FUNNY GIRL

Director: Michael Mayer
Savoy Theatre

SISTER ACT

Director: Craig Revel Horwood
Leicester Curve and UK Tour

LEGALLY BLONDE

Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve, UK Tour and West End

 

2015

CLOSE TO YOU

Director: Steven Hogget
Criterion Theatre

FUNNY GIRL

Director: Michael Mayer
Menier Chocolate Factory

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT – BACHARACH RE-IMAGINED

Director: Steven Hoggett
Menier Chocolate Factory

RICHARD III

Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve

MERIT

Director: Jennie Darnell
Theatre Royal Plymouth

 

2014

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Director: Nikolai Foster
West Yorkshire Playhouse

CALAMITY JANE

Director: Nikolai Foster
Watermill Theatre/UK Tour

THE HIRED MAN

Director: Nikolai Foster
National Youth Music Theatre

THE DISHWASHERS

Director: Nikolai Foster
Birmingham Repertory Theatre/UK Tour

 

2013

CARNABY STREET

Director: Bob Tomson
UK Tour

THE COLOR PURPLE
(costumes)

Director: John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Director: Gareth Machin
Salisbury Playhouse

THE MARE RIDER

Director: Mehmet Ergen
Arcola Theatre

 

previous theatre

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (costumes)

Director: Terry Johnson
Broadway / West End / Menier Chocolate Factory

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

Director: Philip Wilson
Liverpool Playhouse

STEPPING OUT

Director: Adam Penford
Salisbury Playhouse

EVITA

Director: Director: Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson
Kenwright Ltd UK and International tour

ROAD SHOW (costumes)

Director: John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory

BROTHER LOVE’S TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW

Director: Craig Revel Horwood
Squareleg Entertainment, UK Tour

THE INVISIBLE MAN

Director: Ian Talbot
Menier Chocolate Factory

SWEET CHARITY (costumes)

Director: Matthew White
Wets End / Menier Chocolate Factory

KES

Director: Nikolai Foster
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre

A SONG AT TWILIGHT

Director: Nikolai Foster
Colchester Mercury Theatre / Ian Fricker Ltd UK Tour

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse

THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG

Director: Fiona Laird
Menier Chocolate Factory

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse

SHADOWLANDS

Director: Michael Barker Cavan
West End

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Director: Rupert Goold
West End

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse

BLACKBIRD

Director: Jeremy Herrin
Market Theatre of Johannesburg

SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES (nominated for the TMA Best Design Award)

Director: Rupert Goold
Royal Shakespeare Company & West End

IN PRAISE OF LOVE

Director: Philip Wilson
Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre

CLOUDS

Director: Jennie Darnell
No. 1 Tour

LARKIN WITH WOMEN

Director: Brian Brady
West Yorkshire Playhouse

PRESENCE

Director: Simon Stokes
Plymouth Theatre Royal

ONE UNDER

Director: Jennie Darnell
Tricycle Theatre

ON THE CEILING

Director: Jennie Darnell
West End & Birmingham Rep

THE GREEN MAN

Director: Simon Stokes
Bush Theatre & Theatre Royal Plymouth

U.S AND THEM

Director: Jennie Darnell
Hampstead Theatre

THE DEAD EYE BOY

Director: Jennie Darnell
Hampstead Theatre

DEADEYE

Director: Janet Steel
Soho Theatre & Birmingham Rep, Kali Theatre Company

BELLS & CHAOS

Director: Janet Steel and Poonam Brah
Southwark Playhouse and Birmingham Rep (Door), Kali Theatre Company

PAPER THIN

Director: Janet Steel
Kali Theatre Company

SUMMER LIGHTNING

Director: Rupert Goold
Theatre Royal Northampton

ARCADIA

Director: Rupert Goold
Theatre Royal Northampton

 

other work at birmingham rep

BEHZTI

Director: Janet Steel

GETTING TO THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN

Director: Laurie Samson

SWAMP CITY

Director: Ed Robson

KATHARINE de SOUZA

Director: Gwenda Hughes

 

other work at the
new vic theatre, stoke

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

Director: Gwenda Hughes

DANCING AT LUGHNASA

Director: Gwenda Hughes

BROKEN GLASS

Director: Gwenda Hughes

OFFICE SUITE

Director: Gwenda Hughes

FOUR NIGHT IN KNARESBOROUGH

Director: Gwenda Hughes

ALL THAT TROUBLE WE HAD

Director: Laurie Samson

 

other work at
walford palace theatre

NEVILLE’S ISLAND

Director: Richard Beecham

A TASTE OF HONEY

Director: Richard Beecham

THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Director: Laurence Till

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

Director: Laurie Samson

CHARLEY’S AUNT

Director: Tim Luscombe
Also Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

 

other work at salisbury playhouse

AMY’S VIEW

Director: Natalie Wilson
And Theatre Royal, Northampton

CONFUSIONS

Director: Danny Slater
And Theatre Royal Bath

SUMMER LIGHTNING

Director: Rupert Goold

THE END OF THE AFFAIR

Director: Rupert Goold
And Bridewell

HABEUS CORPUS

Director: Rupert Goold

 

other work at
plymouth theatre royal

ROYAL SUPREME

Director: Jennie Darnell

BLOOD RED SAFFRON YELLOW

Director: Jennie Darnell

MUSIK

Director: Jennie Darnell

THE IMPOSTER

Director: Jennie Darnell

 

other theatre

CHARLEY’S AUNT

Director: Richard Beecham
Northcott Theatre Exeter

PRIVATE LIVES

Director: Richard Beecham
Northcott Theatre Exeter

MARNIE

Director: Sean O’Connor
Haymarket Basingstoke & Chester Gateway

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

Director: Caroline Hall
Edinburgh Lyceum

HAMLET

Director: Stephen Powell
National Theatre Education staged in Brixton Prison

WOMAN IN MIND

Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Theatre Royal York

DRACULA

Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Cheltenham Everyman

TWELFTH NIGHT

Director: John Retallack
Oxford Stage Company

HAMLET

Director: John Retallack
Oxford Stage Company

ROMEO AND JULIET

Director: Rupert Goold
Greenwich Theatre & tour

POW!

Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Paines Plough

 

opera

II POMO D’ORO

Director: Rupert Goold
Batignano Opera Festival

DON PASQUALE

Director: Cynthia Buchan
Scottish Opera Go Round

 

television

SERIOUSLY FUNNY (Costumes)

Channel 4 Television

RT @NicolaCarr: Brilliant adaptation of Ulysses by Dermot Bolger @AbbeyTheatre Ulysses - Abbey Theatre https://t.co/TDQ0GmhDZx

RT @DonmarWarehouse: ★★★★ from Financial Times for #TheLadyfromtheSea 'Ibsen's drama is convincingly relocated to a Caribbean island' https…

RT @TheAldwych: So excited about @TinaTheMusical opening at our Theatre in March 2018 https://t.co/qciEzEHHoL

RT @DonmarWarehouse: ★★★★ from the Independent for 'Elinor Cook's sharp adaptation' of #TheLadyfromtheSea https://t.co/SBXKCLLHNP