Simon Higlett

Designer

Simon’s most recent and forthcoming credits include: Derren Brown’s Showman, Don Giovanni (Scottish Opera), La Traviata (Nevill Holt Opera), The Merry Widow (Holland Park Opera), The Wizard of Oz (Leeds Playhouse), The Argument and A Song at Twilight (Theatre Royal Bath), Falstaff (Grange Festival), The Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Big the Musical and The Price (both West End).

Other recent designs include An Ideal Husband (West End), The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera), The Chalk Garden and The Norman Conquests (Chichester), Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (Theatre Royal Haymarket/RSC Stratford/Chichester), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK tour), Saturday Night Fever (Denmark).

Other highlights: Singin’ In The Rain (West End/Chichester/world tour), Blithe Spirit (West End/USA), Present Laughter and She Stoops To Conquer (Bath), Derren Brown’s Infamous and Miracle (West End), The Importance of Being Earnest and Mrs Warren’s Profession (Washington D.C), Enemies, Whistling Psyche and The Earthly Paradise (Almeida), The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Donmar), The Force Of Change (Royal Court), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stockholm), Haunted (NYC/Brits Off Broadway), Pygmalion (Old Vic), Singer, A Russian In The Woods and Thomas More (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Yes Prime Minister, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, When We Are Married, The Rivals, Man and Boy, Hay Fever, Of Mice and Men, Amy’s View (all West End), and numerous designs at Chichester Festival Theatre including Stevie (also Hampstead) and Amadeus.

Simon designs for opera worldwide and is the recipient of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Design (Wonderful Town), two TMA Best Design Awards (Elizabeth Rex and Three Sisters) and Helen Hayes Best Design Award (Lady Windermere’s Fan (USA)).