Hard Times, the final show of the Pitlochry Festival season 2016 lit by Wayne Dowdeswell opens on September 1st, while This Happy Breed from the same season transfers to Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford for seven performances between 18th and 22nd October.
In Germany, a new production of The Tales of Hoffmann opens 18th September at the Wuppertaler Buhnen und Sinfonieorchester, designed and directed by Charles Edwards alongside directors Christopher Alden, Inga Levant und Nigel Lowery in a composite production.
Kiss Me Kate (which premiered at the Paris Châtelet earlier this year) is transferring to the Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, opening October 15th. The production is directed by Lee Blakeley and features costumes designed by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, sets by Charles Edwards and lighting designed by Emma Chapman.
Over in the United States, the San Francisco opera 2016/17 season opens on September 9th with a revival of Andrea Chenier, featuring costumes designed by Jenny Tiramani. Andrew George’s original choreography for the show is revived by Colm Seery.
Back in the UK there are several revivals opening this season including The Merchant of Venice at the Welsh National Opera, lit by Davy Cunningham opening 16th September. The Royal Opera House will be reviving productions La Fille Mal Gardee (opening 27th September) and Anastasia (25th October) both lit by John B. Read, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann, designed by William Dudleyopening November 7th.
The hit production of The Commitments will be starting its UK tour on October 3rd, originally lit by Jon Clark. Later in the season he lights a new production of Amadeus for the National Theatre, opening October 26th, and Once In A Lifetime at the Young Vic, opening December 6th.
Andrew Lloyd Webbers classic Phantom of the Opera, lit by Andrew Bridge will be making appearances in Paris and Stockholm this autumn, opening at the Cirkus, Stockholm on 14 September and at the Mogador Theatre, Paris on October 13, 2016.
Finally, over Christmas, Natalia Stewart designs the pantomime Dick Whittington opening December 6th in Peterborough, Kate Flatt choreographs Beauty and the Beast at Watford Palace Theatre on Decmber 2nd. On December 10th, Cinderella opens at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, lit by Wayne Dowdeswell.