Theatre Design

Here, in no particular order, is a selection of my designs for theatre. For most of these I designed set and costume, and where there’s video I normally designed that too. (I hope I’ve given due credit where this is not the case.)

Note: Doing some updates! Sorry some info is missing. Having to re-do captions due to reformatting.

Deafinitely Theatre’s 4.48 Psychosis – a co-production with the New Diorama Theatre. Set, costumes and video: Paul Burgess. Lighting, Joe Hornsby. Full credits available on Deafinitely website.
Photographer: Becky Bailey

Stranger, by Same Stuff Theatre with perormers Phan Y Ly and Ho Ngoc Bao Khiem, director Rob Hale and scenographer Paul Burgess. BlackBox, Hanoi, World Stage Design, Cardiff, Tara Arts, London, and The Albany London

Tom Fool at Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre 2006 and The Bush, London 2007.
Cast: Liam Brennan, Meg Fraser and Richard Madden
Director: Claire Lizzimore, Designer Paul Burgess, Lighting and sound Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: Richard Campbell.

The Rememberers, a live, hip-hop graphic novel, written and performed by Kenny Baraka. Video design by Arnim Freiss using drawings by Cristian Ortiz. Immersive 360 set and costumes by Paul Burgess

The Balloon, Chelsea Theatre and The Yard, London. Written and directed by Carolyn Defrin.
Paul Burgess (video and set design), Joe Hornsby (lighting design), Kevin O’Donnell (composer), Ben Markham (sound design), Soumya Basnet/Amber Brown (object design)
​Performers: Gary Merry, Sophie Fletcher, Sinikka Kyllonen and Inda Pereda

Deafinitely Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in BSL at Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by Paula Garfield. Sets and Costumes by Paul Burgess. Photo: Simon Kane

Scenes from 68 Years
Scenes from 68 Years by Hannah Khalil at Arcola, directed by Chris White, with set, costume and video design by Paul Burgess. Cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Yasen Atour, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Janine Harouni, Pinar Ogun, Mateo Oxley and Peter Polycarpou
Jo Walker – Sound Designer, Martin Langthorne – Lighting Designer
Photo by Ellie Kurtz
Deafinitely Theatre’s 4.48 Psychosis – a co-production with the New Diorama Theatre. Set, costumes and video: Paul Burgess. Lighting, Joe Hornsby. Full credits available on Deafinitely website.
Photographer: Becky Bailey

Tom Fool at Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre 2006 and The Bush, London 2007.
Cast: Liam Brennan, Meg Fraser and Richard Madden
Director: Claire Lizzimore, Designer Paul Burgess, Lighting and sound Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: Richard Campbell.

Something Else – Deafinitely Theatre (touring)
Cast: Something Else – Nadeem Islam, Something/ Giraffe/ Rabbit – Ian Street, Girl/ Bird/ Giraffe  – Clare-Louise English
Creatives: Director – Paula Garfield, Designer – Paul Burgess Lighting, Designer – Ben Rogers, Composer – Philippa Herrick

Grounded – Deafinitely Theatre, The Park Theatre, London
Cast: The Pilot – Nadia Nadarajah & Charmaine Wombwell
Creatives: Director – Paula Garfield, Set, Video & Costume Designer – Paul Burgess, Lighting Designer – Jack Knowles, Sound Designer – Chris Bartholomew, Choreographer – Ramesh Meyyappan

Deafinitely Theatre’s production of Contractions, with Fifi Garfield and Abigail Poulton. Directed by Paula Garfield, Sets and Costumes by Paul Burgess, Lighting by Joe Hornsby, Music/sound by Chris Bartholomew.

The Poetry Potting Shed, designed by Paul Burgess for the SPOKE spoken world programme at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Deafinitely Theatre’s production of Jim Cartwright’s Two at Southwark Playhouse
Director Andrew Muir, Co-designers: Simon Daw and Paul Burgess
Cast: Paula Garfield, Matthew Gurney, Jim Fish and Sophie Stone.

Wounded by Jenny Stephens for Birmingham Rep, performed at a Territorial Army Centre in Birmingham, then at Imperial College, London and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Directed by Steve Ball with set and costumes by Paul Burgess
Cast: Daniel Anderson, Ben Callon, John Flitcroft, Emma Rollason and Maisie Turpie

Tryptich by Edna O’Brian at Southwark Playhouse
Directed by Sean Matthias, set and costumes by Paul Burgess
Cast: Orla Brady, Terry Norton and Jessica Ellerby

The Only Girl in the World, Arcola Theatre, by directed by
Tom Fool at Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre 2006 and The Bush, London 2007.
Cast: Liam Brennan, Meg Fraser and Richard Madden
Director: Claire Lizzimore, Designer Paul Burgess, Lighting and sound Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: Richard Campbell.

Other Hands by Laura Wade, Soho Theatre, directed by Bijan Sheibani, designed by Paul Burgess.
Cast in this photo: Anna Orton and Richard Harrington

Shoreditch Madonna by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Sean Matthias, with set and costume by Paul Burgess
Cast in this photo: Daniel Rabin  and Lee Ingleby

Our Country’s Good at The Watermill, Newbury, designed by Paul Burgess and directed by Alex Clifton

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe
Master of Play: Tamara Harvey, Master of Property and Hangings: Paul Burgess, Master of Clothing: Luca Costigliolo
Cast includes Josie Lawrence and Yolanda Vazquez

Deafinitely Theatre’s 4.48 Psychosis – a co-production with the New Diorama Theatre. Set, costumes and video: Paul Burgess. Lighting, Joe Hornsby. Full credits available on Deafinitely website.
Photographer: Becky Bailey
Deafinitely Theatre’s 4.48 Psychosis – a co-production with the New Diorama Theatre. Set, costumes and video: Paul Burgess. Lighting, Joe Hornsby. Full credits available on Deafinitely website.
Photographer: Becky Bailey
On the Rocks by Amy Rosenthal, directed by Clare Lizzimore and designed by Paul Burgess, Hampstead Theatre: Nick Caldecott, Charlotte Emmerson, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Ed Stoppard

onah and Otto by Robert Holman, directed by Clare Lizzimore, designed by Paul Burgess, with Ian McDiarmid and Andrew Sheridan

Switch ECHO by Adriano Shaplin at WUK, Vienna, directed by Alex Leiffheidt
Sets and Costumes by Paul Burgess

Flush by David Dipper at Soho Theatre, directed by Bijan Sheibani. Sets and Costumes by Paul Burgess. In this photo: Burn Gorman

Scenes from 68 Years
Scenes from 68 Years by Hannah Khalil at Arcola, directed by Chris White, with set, costume and video design by Paul Burgess. Cast in this photo: Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso
Jo Walker – Sound Designer, Martin Langthorne – Lighting Designer
Photo by Ellie Kurtz 

Booby’s Bay by Henry Darke at Finborough Theatre, London, directed by Chris White
Cast: Oliver Bennett, Joseph Chance, Esther Coles, Florence Roberts and Bradley Taylor
Lighting – Arnim Friess, Music – Mike Henry

Plan D by Hannah Khalil at Tristan Bates Theatre, London
Directed by Chris White and designed by Paul Burgess
 
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, Sarmad Sehbai’s adaptation of Dario Fo’s Non Si Paga! Non Si Paga!, at PNCA (Pakistan National Council of the Arts), Islamabad, directed by Claire Pamment.