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Lez Brotherston OBE

Set & Costume Design

Lez Brotherston OBE is one of the UK’s leading theatre designers. He has designed numerous productions for the West End, including Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Sister Act and Oh What a Lovely War.

His long collaboration with Matthew Bourne includes: The Midnight Bell, Romeo and Juliet, The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Lord of The Flies, Swan Lake, A Play Without Words, Highland Fling, Dorian Gray, Cinderella and The Car Man.

Other credits: Starstruck (design and additional scenario), The Secret Theatre (design and co-creative direction), The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker (Scottish Ballet); Le Fantôme de l’opera, Hamlet (Shanghai Ballet),The Seven Deadly Sins (Royal Ballet Covent Garden); The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Rover, The Empress and Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company); Me and My Girl and Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester); Malory Towers (Wise Children); Twelfth Night and Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare’s Globe); Flowers for Mrs Harris, Show Boat and Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); 946: the Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh/Globe Theatre); Oh What a Lovely War (Stratford East/West End); Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Under the Blue Sky (West End); Sister Act (West End and worldwide); Women Beware Women and Really Old, Like 45 (National Theatre); Hedda Gabler, Design for Living and Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic); Duet for One (Almeida and West End); My City and Measure for Measure (Almeida); L’elisir d’amore (Glyndebourne) and Lez designed, co-wrote and co-directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Adam Cooper (Japan and Sadler’s Wells).