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George Leigh

Set, Costume & Lighting Designer

Rouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath
Rouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

Rouge, Lighting and AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

Rouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

Rouge, Lighting and AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

All Flesh Is Grass, Lighting Designer: George Leigh

All Flesh is Grass, Lighting Designer: George Leigh

Beyond Shame, Set, Costume And Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Robert Day

Beyond Shame, Set, Costume and Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Robert Day

13, Set And Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

13, Set and Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

Rouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

Rouge, Lighting and AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

13, Set And Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

13, Set and Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath

The King Of Tiny Things, Associate Lighting And Set Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Richard Davenport

The King of Tiny Things, Associate Lighting and Set Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Richard Davenport

The Original Chinese Conjuror, Set, Costume And Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Fiona Pelly

The Original Chinese Conjuror, Set, Costume and Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Fiona Pelly

Recreation, Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Recreation, Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Story Of Our Youth, Associate Designer: George Leigh, Photo Mark Cocksedge

Story of Our Youth, Associate Designer: George Leigh, Photo Mark Cocksedge

Rouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam HeathRouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam HeathAll Flesh Is Grass, Lighting Designer: George LeighBeyond Shame, Set, Costume And Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Robert Day13, Set And Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam HeathRouge, Lighting And AV Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Sam Heath13, Set And Production Design: George Leigh, Photo: Sam HeathThe King Of Tiny Things, Associate Lighting And Set Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Richard DavenportThe Original Chinese Conjuror, Set, Costume And Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Fiona PellyRecreation, Lighting Designer: George Leigh, Photo: Camilla GreenwellStory Of Our Youth, Associate Designer: George Leigh, Photo Mark Cocksedge

George is a set, costume and lighting designer working across Opera, Theatre and Dance. He trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, achieving a First Class BA degree in Theatre and Performance Design. Since graduating, he has worked with companies such as Opera North, Derby Theatre and The National Youth Theatre.

George won the 10th European Opera-directing Prize (with director Karolina Sofulak) in June 2018 and will be designing the set and costumes for Manon Lescaut, the opening production of Opera Holland Park’s 2019 season, as the prize.

SELECTED THEATRE CREDITS

2018

BEYOND SHAME
Derby Theatre
director: Gitika Buttoo // sets, costumes & lighting: George Leigh

 

2016

ROUGE
The Paul McCartney Auditorium, Liverpool
choreography: Jacqui Jones // lighting: Jacqui Jones

ALL FLESH IS GRASS
4.24 Studio, Liverpool
conception: Lauren Reyhani // lighting: George Leigh

WHO CARES?
The Lowry, Manchester
director: Matt Woodhead // set & costumes: George Leigh

2015

THE STRANGENESS OF OTHERS
The Black-E, Liverpool
director: Gari Jones // lighting: George Leigh

13
The Paul McCartney Auditorium, Liverpool
director: Adam Penford // sets & co-projection design: George Leigh

 

SELECTED OPERA CREDITS

UPCOMING

MANON LESCAUT – Winning Concept of 2018 European Opera Directing Prize
Opera Holland Park, London
director: Karolina Sofulak // lighting: Rory Beaton // sets & costumes: George Leigh

DIDO AND AENEAS / TROUBLE IN TAHITI
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
director: Maxine Braham // sets, costumes & lighting: George Leigh

2018

THE ORIGINAL CHINESE CONJUROR
Northern Opera Group
director: David Ward // sets, costumes & lighting: George Leigh

PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Opera North Youth Company
director: Emma Black // sets, costumes & lighting: George Leigh

SELECTED DANCE CREDITS

2018

PLURALITY OF ABHINAYA
Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
choreography: Nilima Devi MBE & Anusha Subramanyam // lighting design: George Leigh

2017

S/HE
The Place
choreography: Hannah Buckley // lighting design: George Leigh

RECREATION
Yorkshire Dance // ARC Stockton // Shoreditch Town Hall, London // Baltic Centre
choreography: Gillie Kleiman // lighting: George Leigh

 

SELECTED ASSOCIATE CREDITS

2017

THE LITTLE GREATS SEASON:
Six short works produced by Opera North, all of which were designed by Charles Edwards and associate George Leigh

PAGLIACCI
director: Charles Edwards

L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
director: Annabel Arden

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
director: Karolina Sofulak

TRIAL BY JURY
director: John Savournin

OSUD
director: Annabel Arden

TROUBLE IN TAHITI
director: Matthew Eberhardt

2016

STORY OF OUR YOUTH – National Youth Theatre Anniversary Gala
Shaftesbury Theatre, London
director: Paul Roseby // associate design: George Leigh

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
National Youth Theatre at The Finborough Theatre
design: Jen McGinley // associate design: George Leigh

2015

THE KING OF TINY THINGS
Udderbelly Festival Southwark, London // UK Tour
director: Poppy Burton-Moragn // sets & lighting: William Reynolds // associate sets & lighting: George Leigh

2014

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
The Paul McCartney Auditorium, Liverpool
associate set design: George Leigh

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