HUGH DURRANT’s award-winning designs have been seen worldwide. An MA in Fine Art at Magdalene College, Cambridge, his West End credits include scenery and/or costumes for COPACABANA, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, ANASTASIA, THE HOT SHOE SHOW, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, and the pantomimes CINDERELLA and BABES IN THE WOOD, both at the London Palladium.
In the U.S.A he designed costumes for Cher’s show at Caesar’s Palace and her Farewell Tour (for which he won an Emmy award in 2003 for best costumes). Other U.S shows include Barry Manilow’s MUSIC & PASSION (Las Vegas Hilton and on tour), MIDNIGHT FANTASY (Las Vegas Luxor) and ANN-MARGRET HERE, NOW!
In the UK his designs at Chichester include: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE WIZARD OF OZ, NYMPH ERRANT, DIVORCE ME DARLING (TMA award) and BABES IN ARMS.
Dance design work has been for the Royal Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Dutch National Ballet, and Rambert Dance Company.
UK tours include British premiere productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, COMPANY as well as productions as various as AMADEUS, THE BOX FRIEND, FULL CIRCLE (with Joan Collins) and THE MERRY WIDOW.
Hugh has been Head of Design for many regional theatres as well as being a noted fashion designer and has also directed and adapted for the stage.