King John

  • Sat 14 May - Sun 5 Jun
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    Directed by Trevor Nunn

John Napier

Concept Set Designer

John Napier is Associate Designer of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Credits include: Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Once in a Lifetime, The Greeks, Nicholas Nickleby, Hedda Gabler, Peter Pan, Mother Courage (RSC);  The Party, Equus, Trelawny of the ‘Wells’, An Enemy of the People, Peter Pan, Candide, South Pacific (National Theatre); Lohengrin, Macbeth (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Idomeneo (Glyndebourne); The Devils (E.N.O.); Nabucco (Metropolitan Opera); Don Giovanni (WNO).

Musicals include: Cats, Starlight Express, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard; Time, Children of Eden, Jesus Christ Superstar (West End). He designed Captain EO video starring Michael Jackson for Disney and created the spectacular Siegfried & Roy Show in Las Vegas, followed by Steven Spielberg’s film HookBurning Blue (Haymarket – 1996 Olivier Award for Best Set Design), The Tower, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Martin Guerre, Jane Eyre (Broadway), Skellig, Aladdin, Equus (2007) and Birdsong.

Awards include: four Oliviers, a BAFTA, and five Tony Awards for Nicholas Nickleby, Cats, Starlight Express, Les Misérables and Sunset Boulevard. A member of the American Academy of Achievement, Royal Designer for Industry in 1996 and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute.