Silver Lining

Sandi Toksvig

Silver Lining

Michael Taylor


Michael trained as a designer at RADA.

Theatre credits include: Around the World in Eighty Days (Matthew Churchill Productions); Chin Chin (Theatre Royal Windsor & Bill Kenwright UK Tour); The Ladykillers (Vaudeville Theatre, West End); A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath); Blue Stockings (Shakespeare’s Globe); Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour); The Misanthrope (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour); A Christmas Carol (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton) The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre, West End, Olivier Award nomination for Best Designer); Anne Boleyn, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Winter’s Tale, In Extremis (Shakespeare’s Globe and UK Tours); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Clever Dick, Out in the Open, Keepers, The Awakening, My Boy Jack (Hampstead Theatre); A View from the Bridge, The Price, The Cherry Orchard, The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Death of a Salesman (Edinburgh Lyceum);  The Clean House (UK Tour); Shadow of A Gunman, John Bull’s Other Island (Tricycle Theatre); Amphibians (RSC); Mountain Language (written and directed by Harold Pinter, Lyttelton, National); Rafts and Dreams (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs); Nova Scotia, The Road to Nirvana (Traverse); Darwin in Malibu (Birmingham Rep); Winding The Ball (Royal Exchange); Private Lives, Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath and Tour); Vita and Virginia (Atles Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); The Fatherand, Millfire (Riverside Studios); Time and the Conways (Bristold Old Vic).


Michael won the Drama Magazine Best Designer Award for Tony Marchant’s The Attractions. For The Ladykillers he has received nominations for Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards and the Awards 2012/2013.

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