Bunny Christie Set designer

Biography

Bunny Christie designed the sets and costumes for the immersive production of Guys and Dolls, as well as for A Midsummer Night's Dream at London's Bridge Theatre. On Broadway and in London, she designed the sets and costumes for Stephen Sondheim's Company, for which she won her second Tony Award and fourth Olivier Award for Best Set Design.

Her work on the first stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre has been seen around the world and has won her numerous awards, including an Olivier and a Tony Award. Her other work in New York includes Ink, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, People Places and Things, premiered at the National Theatre and soon to open in London, and the all-female Shakespeare season at St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn). Bunny Christie has worked extensively at the National Theatre, creating numerous shows in all their venues. She is the founder of the National Theatre Design Bursary, which supports two young designers each year.

She has been awarded an OBE for services to the British theatre industry and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of St Andrews. She is a founding member of Scene Change, a collective of theater designers. Her opera credits include the world premiere of André Previn's Brief Encounter at Houston's Grand Opera, where she also designed the sets and costumes for Tosca. She is currently designing an adaptation of a Dickens novel for the National Theatre, and is working on the London-to-Broadway transfer of Tammy Faye, an Elton John musical to be presented at New York's Palace Theatre later this year.

Debut at the Opéra national de Paris

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 10 April to 11 May 2024
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