Lez Brotherston

Also for Festival 2018, Flowers for Mrs Harris. Previously at Chichester Fiddler on the Roof, Forty Years On, My One and Only, The Schoolmistress (Festival Theatre).

Theatre/Musicals/Opera includes Flowers for Mrs Harris, Show Boat, Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); Romantics Anonymous, Twelfth Night,946 (Kneehigh/Shakespeare’s Globe); Oh! What a Lovely War (Stratford East/West End); Seminar, Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre); The Rover, The Empress, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Under the Blue Sky (West End); Sister Act (West End, worldwide); Women Beware Women, Really Old Like 45, Playing With Fire (National Theatre); Hedda Gabler, Design for Living, Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic); Duet for One (Almeida and West End); My City, Measure for Measure (Almeida); L’Elisir d’Amore (Glyndebourne).

Dance credits include a long collaboration with Matthew Bourne resulting in The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray, Highland Fling, Cinderella, The Car Man and Play Without Words; Seven Deadly Sins (Royal Ballet); The Soldier’s Tale, Into the Woods (ROH2); The Nutcracker (Scottish Ballet). He designed, co-wrote and co-directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Adam Cooper (Japan and Sadler’s Wells); Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, A Christmas Carol, Carmen, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Brontës,Dracula (Northern Ballet).

Awards include Tony Award 1999 for Swan Lake (AMP); 12 Olivier nominations, winning in 1998 for Cinderella (AMP); UK Theatre Best Design Awards 2016 for Show Boat and Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible); Critics’ Circle 2018 Ninette de Valois Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance; 2018 Outer Critics’ Circle Award for The Red Shoes.

Lez is an Associate Artist of Matthew Bourne’s company, New Adventures.