Bunny Christie Portfolio, Profile, Credits and contact information
Bunny Christie multi award winning designer.
She studied at Central St Martins where she was awarded first class honours.
She works mainly in London but has designed shows all over the UK, Europe and in the US. She has a long relationship with the National Theatre designing in all their theatre spaces and devising shows at the NT Studio. Her work at the NT covers set and costume design for many of the classics and a huge number of new plays. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime began life at The National Theatre, subsequently transferred to the West End to huge aclaim and completed a UK Tour. She won her third Olivier Award and a Tony Award for designing this record breaking production. Curious Incident is now touring Internationally. This Autumn Curious Incident will be visiting British schools, giving many students their first experience of live theatre and supporting the teaching of drama in schools.
Bunny Christie won this year's Evening Standard Best Design Award for three of her productions, Ink at The Almeida and Duke of York Theatre, Heisenberg at Wyndhams Theatre and The Red Barn at The National Theatre.
The Red Barn came number one in Mark Shenton's Top Ten set designs of 2017. "The most astonishing theatre design of 2016 was the environment provided by Bunny Christie for The Red Barn at the National Theatre".
Recent work includes Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre with Ben Whishaw which transformed the Bridge Theatre into an in the round space for this immersive production.
Her production of People, Places and Things is nominated for 7 New York Drama Desk Awards including Best Design. People Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan began life at The National Theatre, transferred to The Wyndhams Theatre, then to New York and won two Olivier Awards.
Other work at the NT includes Husbands and Sons, Comedy of Errors and The White Guard for which she won an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Award. While designing Greenland, a show about Climate Change, she attempted to use sustainable methods in her design process and production. Previous work at the National includes: Cherry Orchard, Men Should Weep, Our Class, Emil and the Detectives with over 150 children in the cast, Philistines, Women of Troy with Katie Mitchell and A Streetcar named Desire starring Glenn Close for which she won an Olivier Award.
She designed Julius Caesar and Henry IV at The Donmar. This was with an all women company directed by Phyllida Lloyd which transferred to St Anns Warehouse in Brooklyn and was hailed as “One of the most important theatrical events of the year.” The Tempest completed the trilogy and all three were performed at The Donmar at Kings Cross in a new theatre space and bar that she designed. A film of Julius Ceasar will open at Edinburgh Film Festival this year.
She has worked in theatres all over the UK and for many varied theatre companies - The Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic, Shared Experience, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Traverse Theatre, Field Day in Derry and Birmingham Rep.
At Birmingham Rep she designed Baby Doll which transferred to the National and the West End winning her an Evening Standard Award.
She has a long commitment to Eve Ensler’s work, designing all The Vagina Monologues from its British premier at the Kings Head through to performances at the Royal Albert Hall, raising huge sums for woman’s charities worldwide.
Opera work includes designing Médée at ENO for David McVicar. Tosca for Houston Grand Opera and whilst there working with Andre Previn, designing his world premier of Brief Encounter.
Many of her productions have been filmed and she was Production Designer on Swansong starring John Gielgud which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Short Film.
Oliver Nominationa 2018 Best Set Design -Ink
Evening Standard Award 2017 Best Design -Red Barn -NT, Ink -Almeida, Heisenberg -Whyndhams Theatre
Tony Award 2015 Best Set Design-Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Olivier Nomination 2015 Best Set Design- Made in Dagenham
Olivier Award 2013 Best Set Design - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Evening Standard Nomination 2012 Best Design - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime.
Olivier Award 2011 Best Set Design - The White Guard
Critics Circle Award Best Design 2011 - The White Guard
Olivier Award 2003 Best Set Design - Streetcar Named Desire
Olivier Nomination 2000 Set Design - Baby Doll
Evening Standard Award 2000 Best Design - Baby Doll
Olivier Nomination 1999 Costume Design - As You Like It
Honorary Doctor of Letters- St Andrews University