The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: UK Design for Performance 2015-2019 (Image: Performing Architects)

Chris de Wilde

Gallery Images

  • Candide: Easily Assimilated
  • The Sea
  • Variété

Biography

Chris is an experienced set and costume designer equally at home with large and small scale productions. His larger theatre and opera commissions include Candide and Sweeney Todd (Värmlandsoperan, Karlstad, Sweden), Nine (Malmö Musikteater, Sweden), Il Trovatore (Tbilisi Opera & Ballet Theatre, Georgia and Dalhalla Festival, Sweden), Paradiso (Hoa Binh Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Cyberjam (Queen’s Theatre) & Nixon’s Nixon (Comedy Theatre) in the West End, Edmund The Learned Pig (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio & Queen Elizabeth Hall) and four shows on Colorline Cruise Ship Fantasy.

While he is very happy to create work on a larger scale, he also enjoys the challenge of distilling the essence of a piece when resources are limited, designing regularly for small scale and touring companies. Shows include Crossings (Julie McNamara Productions at the Cochrane Theatre, DaDa Festival Liverpool and tour), Tomorrow Morning (Landor), Call Me Madam (Union Theatre), Straker Sings Brel (King’s Head) and The Golden F**king Years (Jack Studio).

Chris is Associate Artist with Krazy Kat Theatre Company, collaborating on nineteen shows to date, including Petrushka, Clownderella, A Victorian Mikado, The Waving Cat Of Japan, The Very Magic Flute, The Singing Ringing Tree and Oliver In The Overworld.