Dick Bird designs sets and costumes for theatre, opera and ballet. Recent work includes Hamlet at the Comedie Francaise, La Donna del Lago at the Royal Opera House, Aladdin for Birmingham Royal Ballet, La Bayadere for K-Ballet Tokyo and The Pearl Fishers for English National Opera. In 2014 he designed the sets for Kate Bush’s Before the Dawn at Hammersmith Apollo, and The Hudsucker Proxy won the UK Theatre Awards Best Design 2015. A new production of Les Pecheurs de Perles opened at the Metropolitan Opera in New York at the start of 2016. In 2017 he designed Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new production of Sir Peter Wright’s Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall. Upcoming work includes Street Scene at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Nixon in China at the Royal Danish Opera, and Otello at the Wiener Staatsoper.
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