Previously in Sheffield, Chris has designed Alice, Don’t Look Now and Guys And Dolls. He has designed extensively for Shared Experience Theatre, Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Citizens’s Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep and Manchester International Festival.
Theatre credits include: Or You Could Kiss Me, Beyond The Horizon, Spring Storm, Harper Regan, The Seagull, The Pillars Of The Community, A Dream Play, Iphiginia At Aulis, War And Peace, Baby Doll and The Colour Of Justice (National Theatre); Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Cymbeline, Alice In Wonderland, Night Of The Soul, Romeo And Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Everyman (both also in New York), A Month In The Country, Troilus And Cressida, The Comedy Of Errors (World Tour), Mysteria and Easter (RSC).
Other recent designs include: Matthew Bourne’s Lord Of The Flies (National Tour); Carlos Acosta’s Cubania (Royal Opera House); Dial M For Murder (National Tour); High Society (National Tour); Wonderful Town (National Tour); Eventual Progress and Salieri Variations (Ekaterinburg Russia); Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Welsh National Opera); The Masque Of Anarchy (Manchester International Festival) and DruidMurphy (International Tour).
Opera credits includes: Madame Butterfly (Oslo); Queen Of Spades (Opera North); Romeo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); L’Heure Espagnole, La Voix Humaine and Hippolyte et Aricie Nationale (Reisopera Netherlands); L’Arbore di Diana (Valencia); I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Opera North, Melbourne, Sydney Opera House); Skellig (The Sage Gateshead); Aida (Houston); Bird Of Night (Royal Opera House London); Bluebeard (Bregenz); Jephtha (Copenhagen, English National Opera/ Welsh National Opera); The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera, eight seasons for Grange Park Opera); The Turn Of The Screw and The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival) and The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Monte Carlo).
Awards: TMA Best Lighting Design for Dial M For Murder (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Beyond The Horizon (Royal and Derngate, Northampton).