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Anthony Ward Set and Costum Design

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Anthony Ward studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in London. He has worked as a stage and costume designer ever since, not just for theatre but for opera and dance productions. In 2014 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Arts in London. Anthony Ward has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Opera House, Opera North and the Royal Ballet. His work includes ASSASSINS, OLIVER! and KING LEAR, with director Sam Mendes, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, with director Adrian Noble at the London Palladium, and SWEENEY TODD and GYPSY, with director Jonathan Kent. He has also been involved with numerous opera productions, including ALCINA (Vienna State Opera), THE MAGIC FLUTE (Glyndebourne), THE CARMELITES (English National Opera/Welsh National Opera), MACBETH (Royal Opera House), GLORIANA, PETER GRIMES, LA BOHÈME, IOLANTA and L‘ÉTOILE (Opera North). He created the sets and costumes for Matthew Bourne’s THE NUTCRACKER (Sadler‘s Wells/UK tour) as well as for MASQUERADES, LES RENDEZVOUS und DANCE VARIATIONS (the Royal Ballet). He has won numerous awards, including a Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Phyllida Lloyd’s Broadway production of MARIA STUART (2009), an Olivier Award for Best Set Design for OKLAHOMA! (1996), and further Olivier Awards for Best Costume Design for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, LA GRANDE MAGIA and THE WAY OF THE WORLD (1999). He has previously worked with director Trevor Nunn on productions of  MY FAIR LADY and OKLAHOMA! at the National Theatre in London.