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Stephen Brimson Lewis

Stephen won an Olivier Award for his set and a nomination for Costume Design for Les Parents Terribles at the National Theatre. He was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for ‘Best Scenic Design’ and ‘Best Costume Design’ for its run as Indiscretions on Broadway. He also won an Olivier Award for Design For Living at the Gielgud and Donmar Warehouse. This year Stephen has been nominated for a Falstaff Award for Best Scenic Design for Henry IV Parts I & II for the RSC

He is Director of Design for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Credit’s 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, Antony & Cleopatra (set), Julius Caesar (set), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello many of which transferred to the West End, Japan or Washington.

Productions

2017

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 cycle of Kings

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company, China Tour and BAM New York

KING AND COUNTRY: RICHARD II

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company, the Barbican

 

2015

KING AND COUNTRY: HENRY IV PART I AND PART II

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company, the 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/West End, Noel Coward Theatre

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

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, previously Theatre Royal Haymarket & 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 and UK tour

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (set)

 

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Director: Both Gregory Doran

JULIUS CAESAR (set)

Director: Sean Holmes
All Royal Shakespeare Company

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL

Director: Josie Rourke
RSC Swan Theatre and 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: Both 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 and West End

 

Broadway

INDISCRETIONS

Director: Sean Mathias
Barrymore Theatre (also at the Royal National Theatre but as LES PARENTS TERRIBLES)

ROSE

Director: Nancy Meckler
Lyceum Theatre and National Theatre

 

west end

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Director: Matthew Francis
Strand Theatre

MAHLER’S CONVERSION

Director: Gregory Doran
Aldwych

DESIGN FOR LIVING

Director: Sean Mathias
Gielgud and Donmar Warehouse

OUR SONG

 

BOOKENDS

 

JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL (costumes)

Director: All Ned Sherrin

MRS KLEIN

Director: Peter Gill
Apollo and National Theatre

IT’S RALPH

Director: Clifford Williams
Comedy Theatre

VANILLA (costumes)

Director: Harold Pinter
Lyric Theatre

 

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
Sheffield Crucible

JULIUS CAESAR

Director: David Lan
Young Vic & Tokyo Globe

THE ILLUSION and DREAMING
Nomination for TMA AWARD Best Designer

Director: Matthew Lloyd
Royal Exchange Manchester

RACING DEMON

Director: Christopher Morahan
Chichester Festival Theatre/Toronto

KAFKA’S DICK

Director: Philip Franks
Nottingham Playhouse

GHOSTS

Director: Sean Mathias
Sherman Theatre

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

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

Greenwich

 

opera

LA BOHÈME

Director: Annabel Arden
Welsh National Opera (2012)

THE LEGEND OF JOSEPH

Director: Mark Baldwin
Staatsoper Berlin

TALES OF HOFFMANN

Director: Francisco Negrin
Sydney Opera House

L’ELISIR (Costumes)

Director: John Cox
Dallas Opera & San Diego Opera

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Costumes)

Director: Stephen Unwin
Royal Opera House

OTELLO (Set)

Director: Peter Wood
Vienna State Opera

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
lluminations/RSC/Channel Four

THE NIGHTMARE YEARS – as Costume Designer

Designer Director: Anthony Page
TNT

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