Recent credits: Guys And Dolls, Royal Albert Hall, London; Violet, Charing Cross Theatre; Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory, London; Rock of Ages, Fame!, UK Tours; Rain Man Uk Tour; Tell Me on a Sunday, Set Design, Majestic Theatre, Shanghai/RUG; Wonderland Nottingham Playhouse; Ruthless! Arts Theatre; The Woman in White, Death Takes a Holiday, Set Design, – both nominated for Best Set Design at the Off-West End Awards, Chaing Cross Theatre; The Christmasaurus, Hammersmith Apollo; Top Hat Set Design, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kilworth House; Tango Moderno, UK Tour; George’s Marvellous Medicine Leicester Curve/UK Tour; Deathtrap, Salisbury Playhouse/UK Tour.
Other: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, (Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play) Novello Theatre; Othello, Lives in Art, Sheffield Crucible; Room on the Broom, Worldwide; The Last Tango, Phoenix Theatre/UK Tour; Forbidden Broadway, Vaudeville Theatre/Menier Chocolate Factory; Midnight Tango, Phoenix Theatre/Aldwych Theatre/UK Tours; The Life of the Party, TheatreWorks, California/Menier Chocolate Factory; Love Me Tender, UK Tour; Dance ’til Dawn, Aldwych Theatre/UK Tour; Our New Girl, Bush Theatre; ; Flashdance, Shaftesbury Theatre; Sign of the Times, Duchess Theatre; Footloose, West End/UK Tour/South Africa.
Morgan also worked extensively as an Associate Designer to John Napier and Christopher Oram.
Set and Costume Designer/ Co-Set and Costume Designers : Jocelyn Meall and Michael Vale
Nottingham Playhouse/ Northern Stage
It was my task to present a world onstage that few have visited first hand. We took the audience of The Nottingham Playhouse hundreds of meters beneath the surface of the Earth and introduced them to the dangerous, suffocating environment of a working coal face.
We used a fabric that we found and sourced in the Netherlands to create the coal face. No one on the team had used this material before, so right up until the installation of the set we had no idea if it was going to work. It took an army of dedicated set builders and painters to create the huge sub structure that we attached the crumpled fabric to. It’s only millimetres thin, but looks like a solid rock face to an audience.
The design won the 2018 UK Theatre Award for Best Design.
“ON WONDERLAND, BETH STEEL’S PLAY IS BASED ON TRUE STORIES ALL FROM THE NOT TOO DISTANT PAST. WE WERE ALSO BRINGING THIS PIECE BACK TO THE MINING COMMUNITIES OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WHO LIVED THROUGH THESE TRAGIC EVENTS, SO I FELT IT TO BE MY DUTY TO TRY AND PORTRAY THESE PEOPLE AS HONESTLY AS WE POSSIBLY COULD.”
Andrew Riley and Mike Leopold