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Simon Higlett

Stratford debut: Set designer of Blithe Spirit. West End (selected): Singin’ in the Rain; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead directed by Trevor Nunn; Bully Boy; Yes Prime Minister; Collaboration and Taking Sides with Michael Pennington; The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also in Toronto); Hay Fever with Judi Dench; The Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and A Song at Twilight all with Vanessa Redgrave; The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss; The Dresser directed by Peter Hall; Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Jessica Lange; Talking Heads with Maggie Smith; The Rivals; When We Are Married; Of Mice and Men; Amy’s View; Shoot the Crow; Blithe Spirit; Otherwise Engaged; Man and Boy with David Suchet; Kean with Derek Jacobi directed by Sam Mendes; Medea with Eileen Atkins. Other U.K. Designs (selected): Singer, The Russian in the Woods, Thomas More (Royal Shakespeare Company); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar Warehouse); The Earthly Paradise, Enemies, Whistling Psyche (Almeida); The Force of Change, Clubland (Royal Court); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Grapes of Wrath, A Marvellous Year for Plums, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The Barchester Chronicles, Our Betters, Beethoven’s Tenth, The Miser, A Doll’s House, Scenes from a Marriage, Office Suite, Hobson’s Choice, A Christmas Carol, The Snow Queen, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chichester Festival Theatre, where he is Associate Designer); Anna Karenina and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Wonderful Town (U.K. tour); The Real Thing (English Touring Theatre); Pygmalion, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, all directed by Peter Hall; David Copperfield, Dead Funny and To Kill a Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Glass Menagerie, The Triumph of Love, An Ideal Husband, The Happiest Days of Your Life, Yerma, Peer Gynt, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, The Norman Conquests (Birmingham Repertory Theatre). Elsewhere: Haunted (Brits Off Broadway, New York); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stockholm); An Ideal Husband, The Imaginary Invalid, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Lady Windermere’s Fan (all for the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C.); The School for Night (Los Angeles). Opera: Resurrection (Houston Grand Opera); Albert Herring (Germany); Giulio Cesare, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, La Cenerentola, The Marriage of Figaro and Così Fan Tutte worldwide; and The Barber of Seville, La Bohème and The Magic Flute all directed by Thomas Allen (Scottish Opera). Training: The Slade and Wimbledon School of Art. Awards: Two TMA Best Design Awards for Elizabeth Rex (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) and Three Sisters (Southampton) and the Helen Hayes Best Design Award for LadyWindermere’s Fan (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C.).