The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Michael Taylor

Gallery Images

  • Anne Boleyn Act 2
  • Easter, Oxford Stage Company
  • The Ladykillers, Geilgud Theatre, night


Michael trained as a designer at RADA. Past work includes: THE LADYKILLERS (West End, Olivier Award Nomination), ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ANNE BOLEYN, THE WINTER’S TALE tour, IN EXTREMIS, (Globe); OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME, CLEVER DICK, OUT IN THE OPEN, KEEPERS, THE AWAKENING, MY BOY JACK (Hampstead Theatre); A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE PRICE, THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK, ALL MY SONS, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Edinburgh Lyceum); SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND (Tricycle); AMPHIBIANS (RSC); MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE (written and directed by Harold Pinter, Lyttelton NT); RAFTS AND DREAMS (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs); NOVA SCOTIA, THE ROAD TO NIRVANA (Traverse); DARWIN IN MALIBU (Birmingham Rep); WINDING THE BALL (Royal Exchange); VITA AND VIRGINIA (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); TIME AND THE CONWAYS (Bristol Old Vic); THE FATHERLAND (Riverside Studios). He won the Drama Magazine Best Designer Award for Tony Marchant’s THE ATTRACTIONS, and has been nominated for four other awards.