IN THE HEIGHTS - The Tony-Award Winning Best Musical - King's Cross Theatre

Takis  Designer

takis is a London based performance designer, working both nationally at many of the UK’s leading theatres and internationally he has designed a wide range of productions in diverse genres.

Musicals include: Hairspray (UK Tour), Grease (Norway), The Sound of Music (Curve), In the Heights (Southwark Playhouse), Chicago (Leicester Curve), The Jungle Book (Citizens Theatre), The Good Person of Sichuan (Mercury Theatre), West Side Story (NYMT, Manchester), Between Empires (Edinburgh), Aristophanes Now (Ancient Epidaurus/European Tour), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Arts Ed), Dick Whittington (Gatehouse Theatre), Nicked (HighTide Festival), A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal Brighton); Choruses (Ancient Epidaurus/Opera House Frankfurt); In the Light of the Night (Ancient Epidaurus).

Theatre includes: Am I Dead Yet? (Bush Theatre), The Memory of Water (New Vic Theatre/Stephen Joseph Theatre), Fear (Bush Theatre), Bacchae (Royal & Derngate), Napoli (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Tour), Clytemnestra & Measure for Measure (Sherman Theatre), Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Open Air Theatre); Midnight Your Time, Dusk Rings a Bell, Lidless (HightTide/Edinburgh Festival), The Early Bird (Finborough Theatre/Project Art Centre-Dublin), Signs of a Star Shaped Diva (Theatre Royal Stratford East/Tour), The Marriage Bed (Hong Kong/NY); Invasion (Soho Theatre); I Caught Crabs in Walberswick (Bush Theatre/Edinburgh Festival).

Opera includes: Ottone, Life on the Moon (English Touring Opera), Antigone (Curium Limassol, Makarios III Amphitheatre Nicosia), Maria Callas - Vissi D’arte, Vissi D’amore (Barbican), Nikos Skalkotas (Queen Elizabeth Hall).

Dance includes: The Little Mermaid (Helsinki Opera House), Reminiscence (Rambert Dance Company).

Site Specific/Installations include: Plus or Minus, Suit Your Self (Design Museum Helsinki), Rover (Hampton Court Palace), Stovepipe (National Theatre/HighTide), Ditch (Old Vic/HighTide), Forgotten Peacock (Design Museum/The Brunswick); Installation 496 (RADA), Goldfish (Paris Fashion Week); Mythological Installation Oedipus (Bucharest Museum of Contemporary Art); Visual Performance in Baroque Spirit (Venice Carnival).

Film includes: Narcopolis (feature film), Half Light (short film), Eve (short film).

nominations include four Off West End Awards for Set Design for the productions of In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse), Fear (Bush Theatre), His Teeth (Only Connect) and Stovepipe (National Theatre/HighTide). takis’ work has been exhibited at the Design Museums in London and Helsinki and the Bucharest Modern Art Museum.

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