Tom Piper

Set and Costume Design

Theatre designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company include: The Tempest, Henry VI Parts 1,2&3, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Month in the Country, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, Bartholomew Fair, The Broken Heart, Spring Awakening, A Patriot for Me, Much Ado About Nothing, The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, King Lear and Twelfth Night. He designed many productions for the 2004 New Writing Season and is the Associate Designer of the RSC. He is currently working on a revised version of Henry VI Parts 1,2&3 and Richard III for the new Courtyard Theatre in Stratford as part of the Complete Works season.

Other work: Babette’s Feast (Royal Opera House); Macbath (Scottish Opera on Tour); The Birthday Party and Blinded by the Sun (Royal National Theatre), also Oh! What a Lovely War (RNT Mobile Tour and Camden Roundhouse); Ubu the King, The Duchess of Malfi (Dundee Rep); Meeting Myself Coming Back (Soho Theatre); Just Between Ourselves (Theatre Royal Bath); Pants (Dundee Rep); Frame 312 (Donmar); Mother Courage (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); A Lie of the Mind (Donmar); Denial (Bristol Old Vic); Miss Julie (Haymarket Theatre); Helpless (Donmar Warehouse); Hedda Gabler (Plymouth Theatre Royal & No 1 Tour); Penny for a Song (Whitehall & UK Tour); The Spirit of Annie Ross (The Gate Theatre, Dublin); Disposing of the Body (Hampstead Theatre); The Frogs (Nottingham Playhouse); Stiff! (Lyceum, Edinburgh and Tour); The American Imports Season including Three Days of Rain (Donmar Warehouse); Mince (Dundee Rep), Dealer’s Choice (Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna); Scissor Happy (Duchess Theatre); Wallace and Gromit – A Grand Night Out (Peacock Theatre and National Tour); Kindertransport (Vaudeville, Watford and Soho Theatre Company); Four Plays Four Weeks (re-opening season at Soho Theatre); The Crucible and Six Characters in Search of an Author (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Backpay (Storming Festival, Royal Court); Cockroach, Who? (Royal Court); Waking, Tulipfutures, Ripped, My Goat and Rockstation (all Soho Theatre Company); The Mater Builder (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Endgame, Dumbstruck, Macbeth, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); The Price (York Theatre Royal); The Way of the World (Lyric Hammersmith); The Duchess of Malfi (Wyndham’s, Greenwich and Tour); Sweet Panic and The Philanderer (both Hampstead Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Nottingham Playhouse); and The Dark River, Cat with Green Violin, His Majesty, We the Undersigned, Mrs Warren’s Profession (all Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Les Liasons Dangereuses, Loot (Bristol Old Vic), Jack and the Beanstalk and Twelfth Night (Dundee Rep), Protection (Soho Theatre) and Sweet Panic (Duke of Yorks). Tom has won the London Fringe Best Design Award twice. He was Chloe Obolensky’s assistant for Peter Brook’s production of The Tempest and the Design Consultant for the new Soho Theatre in Dean Street.

Tom was recently nominated for the Best Design Award in the TMA Theatre Awards 2005 for his work on Insignificance at the Sheffield Lyceum.