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Alex Eales

Alex Eales

Designer

Idomeneo, ENO, Dir. Vicki Mortimer,  Designed By Alex Eales, 2010

Alex trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is based in London, working at the multi-disciplinary 401½ Studios in Stockwell. He designs for theatre, dance and opera with a focus on new writing and live video work.

Designs for Opera include the Chinese Premiere of Falstaff (Shanghai Opera House), Macbeth (Opera Theatre St Louis), Nozze di Figaro (Salzburg Festival 2015), The House Taken Over (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Cosi fan Tutte (Opera Holland Park), Clemency (ROH2 Linbury Studio and Scottish Opera), Idomeneo (English National Opera), Tarantula in Petrol Blue (Aldeburgh Music), The Crocodile (Arcola Theatre).

Designs for theatre include: Martin Crimp’s Sleeping Men for Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg,  Neues Stück II (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Wuppertal), Uraufführung Crimp (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg), The Malady of Death (Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris and European tour), Anatomy of a Suicide (The Royal Court Theatre), 4.48 Psychose, Reisende auf einem Bein, Alles weitere kennen Sie aus dem Kino (Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg) Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) Schatten – Eurydike sagt (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin), Cleansed (National Theatre), Regeneration  (Royal & Derngate), Into the Woods (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby (Royal Court & West End), Fraulein Julie (Schaubühne, Berlin and Barbican), Reise durch die Nacht (Schauspielhaus, Cologne, Berlin and Avignon festival),  Brimstone and Treacle, Ghosts (Arcola Theatre), Design For Living (Salisbury Playhouse), Say It With Flowers, small hours (Hampstead Theatre studio), The Breath Of Life (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield), Dyled Eileeen, Spring Awakening – the musical (Theatr Genedlaethol and Tour), The Devil Inside Him (National Theatre Wales), Wunschkonzert (Schauspielhaus, Cologne and Berlin) , Jungfruleken (Kungsliga Dramatiska Teatern, Stockholm), The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse Studio & Theatre 503), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (Watford Palace and Tour), At Break Of Day, Widows, R.U.R , Still Life (Drum Theatre, Plymouth), The Country (Belgrade Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre). Also Costume Designer for Iron (Traverse Edinburgh then Royal Court Downstairs and Schauspielhaus, Leipzig).

Upcoming work includes designing Norma Jeane Baker of Troy for The Shed in New York, Bluets for the Neue Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Rigoletto for Opera Theatre of St Louis and a new production at the Schaubühne in Berlin, among others

SELECTED THEATRE CREDITS 

2018 

THE MALADY OF DEATH
Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris // European Tour
director: Katie Mitchell // sets & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Anthony Doran 

SCHLAFENDE MÄNNER
Malersaal, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Fabiana Picciolini  

2017 

LIMEHOUSE
Donmar Warehouse
director: Polly Findlay // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark 

4:48 PSYSCHOSE
Malersaal, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jack Knowles 

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: James Farncombe 

2016 

CLEANSED
Dorfman Theatre, London
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jack Knowles 

SCHATTEN – EURYDIKE SAGT
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Anthony Doran

2015 

TRAVELLING ON ONE LEG
Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
director: Katie Mitchell // set & costume design: Alex Eales 

HAPPY DAYS
Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
director: Katie Mitchell // set & costume design Alex Eales 

2014 

REGENERATION
Royal and Derngate, London
director: Simon Godwin // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Lee Curran  

INTO THE WOODS
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
director: Lee Blakeley // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Mark Bouman // lighting design: Oliver Fenwick 

NOT I/FOOTFALLS/ROCKABY
Royal Court Theatre, London
director: Walter Asmus // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: James Farncombe

2013 

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Hampstead Theatre, London
director: Katie Mitchell // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jack Knowles  

ALLES WEITERE KENNEN SIE AUS DEM KINO
Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Laura Hopkins // lighting design: James Farncombe 

2012 

DESIGN FOR LIVING
Salisbury Playhouse
director: Caroline Leslie // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Philip Gladwell 

REISE DURCH DIE NACHT
Schauspielhaus, Cologne // Berlin // Avignon Festival
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Laura Hopkins // lighting design: Jack Knowles 

FRAULEIN JULIE
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin // Barbican, London
directors: Katie Mitchell & Leo Warner // sets & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Philip Gladwell 

BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE
Arcola Theatre, London
director: Amelia Sears // set & costume design: Alex Eales// lighting design: Richard Howell 

2011 

THE BREATH OF LIFE
Sheffield Lyceum
director: Peter Gill // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Paul Pyant 

SMALL HOURS
Hampstead Theatre, London
director: Katie Mitchell // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Philip Gladwell 

2010 

FRAULIEN JULIE
Schaubühne, Berlin
directors: Katie Mitchell and Leo Warner // design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Phillip Gladwell 

2009 

GHOSTS
Arcola Theatre, London
director: Bijan Sheibani // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark 

2008 

WUNSCHKONZERT
Schauspielhaus, Cologne
director: Katie Mitchell // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Philip Gladwell
 

SELECTED OPERA CREDITS 

2016 

FALSTAFF
Shanghai Opera House
conductor: Lin Yongsheng // director: Harry Fehr // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Mark Bouman // lighting design: Davy Cunningham 

MACBETH
Opera of St Louis
conductor: Stephen Lord // director: Lee Blakeley // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Mark Bouman // lighting design: Christopher Akerlind 

2015 

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Salzburg Festival
conductor: Dan Ettinger // director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Fredrich Rom 

2014 

DON GIOVANNI
Royal Danish Opera
director: Lars Ulrik Mortensen // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Signe Beckmann

2013 

THE HOUSE TAKEN OVER
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: James Farncombe 

2012 

COSI FAN TUTTE
Opera Holland Park, London
conductor: Thomas Kemp // director: Harry Fehr // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Colin Grenfell 

2011 

CLEMENCY
Royal Opera House, London
conductor: Clark Rundell // director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark 

2010 

IDOMENEO
Coliseum, London
conductor: Edward Gardner // director: Katie Mitchell // set design: Alex Eales & Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Paule Constable 

2009 

TARANTULA IN PETROL BLUE
Aldeburgh Music
conductor: Jessica Cottis // director: Bijan Sheibani // set & costume design: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark 

 

SELECTED DANCE CREDITS 

2018 

NEUES STÜCK II
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Wuppertal
director & choreographer: Alan Lucien Øyen // set design: Alex Eales // costume design: Stine Sjøgren 

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