Simon Higlett

Simon's current and forthcoming designs include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Leeds Playhouse and now on a national tour), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Garsington), Noises Off (Theatre Royal Bath and tour), Derren Brown's Showman  (West End and UK tour,  The Barber of Seville (Scottish Opera),  The Jungle Book and Wind in the Willows (both Chichester), Singin' In the Rain (Sadler's Wells) and Private Lives (Theatre Royal, Bath and tour). 

Other recent credits are Big The Musical (West End), two productions directed by Jonathan Church - The Price with David Suchet and An Ideal Husband (West End and Bath), The Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Falstaff (The Grange Festival), The Wizard of Oz (Leeds Playhouse),  Some Mother's Do Ave Em, Vulcan 7 with Ade Edmondson and Nigel Planer and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (all UK tours) and Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company) directed by Christopher Luscoombe, The Chalk Garden, The Midnight Gang and The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre), Schoenberg in Hollywood (Boston Lyric Opera), Racing Demon and A Song at Twilight (Theatre Royal Bath),  All Our Children (Jermyn Street Theatre), Love's Labours Lost and Love's Labour's Won for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC Stratford, Chichester and Theatre Royal Haymarket), Saturday Night Fever (Copenhagen), a new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and major UK tour), Hobson's Choice with Martin Shaw (West End), Present Laughter and She Stoops To Conquer  (Theatre Royal Bath), Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury (West End and USA) and  two Derren Brown shows Infamous and Miracle (West End and UK tours). 

Highlights amongst Simon's other credits are - The Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C), The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro (Scottish Opera), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Yes Prime Minister, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, When We Are Married, The Rivals, Derren Brown - Infamous, Man and Boy, Hay Fever, Of Mice and Men, Amy's View (all West End), 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 (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm), An Ideal Husband and Mrs Warren's Profession (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C), Haunted (New York, Brits off Broadway), Pygmalion (Old Vic). Singer, A Russian In The Woods and Thomas More (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange), To Kill A Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and many designs and many designs at Chichester Festival Theatre - amongst them Mrs Pat with Penelope Keith, Amadeus with Rupert Everett, An Ideal Husband with Patricia Routledge, Stevie with Zoe Wanamaker (also Hampstead) and Singin' In The Rain (also West End and world tour).  

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 the Helen Hayes Best Design Award (Lady Windermere's Fan) in the United States.