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representing creative talent in theatre, opera & dance

John Fulljames

Gideon Davey

Designer

CV

Gideon trained at Nottingham Polytechnic and was a 1991 Linbury Prize finalist.

2017
Maria Stuarda

Zurich

Dir. David Alden

2016  
Aggripina

Teater an der Wien, Austria

Dir. Robert Carsen

The Cunning Little Vixen

Turin

Dir. Robert Carsen

Orfeo by Luigi Rossi (Costume)

Opera National de Lorraine and Versailles

Dir. Jetske Mijnssen

Wizard of Oz by Valtinoni

Zurich

Dir. Floris Visser

2015  
Queen of Spades

ENO

Dir. David Alden

L'Orentea by Antonio Cesti

Frankfurt Opera, Germany

Dir. Walter Sutcliffe

Alcina

Teatro Real Madrid

Dir: David Alden

Lighting: Simon Mills

2014
The Canterville Ghost

Komische Oper Berlin

Costumes
Dir. Jasmine Hadziahmetovic

The Cunning Little Vixen Opera de Lille
Dir. Robert Carsen
Rinaldo (Revival) Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Dir. Robert Carsen
Platee Opera Comique, Paris
Theater an der Wien, Austria
Dir: Robert Carsen
Luisa Miller

Hamburg State Opera, Germany

Costume

Dir. Andreas Homoki

Cosi fan Tutte

Bolshoi State Theatre, Moscow

Dir. Floris Visser

Robin Hood (revival) Opernhaus Zurich
2013
The Canterville Ghost

Zurich Opera

Costumes
Dir. Jasmine Hadziahmetovic

David et Jonathas

Opera Comique Paris, Theatre de Caen and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Costumes
Dir. Andreas Homoki

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 

De Nederlandse Opera

Set
Dir. David Alden

Robin Hood (revival) 

Den Norske Opera and Ballett

costume
Dir. Andreas Homoki

Cunning Little Vixen Opera National du Rhin
Dir. Robert Carsen
2012
Die Fledermaus

Korean National Opera
Dir. Stephen Lawless

Lighting Des. Simon Mills

Giulio Cesare Theater Erfurt
Dir. Stephen Lawless
A Streetcar Named Desire Liverpool Playhouse
Dir. Gemma Bodinetz
David et Jonathas (Costumes) Aix en Provence Festival
Dir. Andreas Homoki 
Alcina Opera National de Bordeaux
Dir. David Alden 
Lighting Des. Simon Mills
L'Etoile Oper Frankfurt
Dir. David Alden
2011
Tosca (revival) English National Opera
Dir. Catherine Malfitano
Madame Butterfly Theater Bremen
Dir. Lydia Steier
Luisa Miller Opera de Lyon
Dir. David Alden
Rinaldo Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Dir. Robert Carsen
2010
Macbeth Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Dir. Steve Marmion
Radamisto
(revival)
English National Opera
Dir. David Alden
The Comedy of Errors Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Dir. Philip Franks
Tosca

English National Opera

costumes
Dir. Catherine Malfitano

2009
Helen Shakespeare's Globe
Dir. Deborah Bruce
La Traviata Semperoper, Dresden
Dir. Andreas Homoki
Tancredi Theater an der Wien 
Dir. Stephen Lawless
Cunning Little Vixen Grange Park Opera
Dir. David Alden
Il Seraglio

Opera North

Costume
Dir/Des. Tim Hopkins

2008
I Pagliacci 
& Von Heute auf Morgen
Fondazione La Fenice di Venezia
Dir. Andreas Homoki
Robin Hood

Komische Opera, Berlin

Costume
Dir. Andreas Homoki

Armide Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris 
Dir. Robert Carsen
Der Rosenkavalier

Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation

costume
Dir. Andreas Homoki

Radamisto Santa Fe Opera
Dir. David Alden
Troilus and Cressida

Opera Theater, St Louis

set
Dir. Stephen Lawless

2007
Acis & Galatea Innsbruck Festival 
Dir. Stephen Lawless
La Donna del Lago Garsington Opera
Dir. David Alden
Don Quixote West Yorkshire Playhouse
Macbeth Malmo Opera, Sweden
Dir. Matthew Richardson
Lighting Des: Simon Mills
Owen Wingrave

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

costume
Dir: Tim Hopkins

2006
All My Sons Liverpool & Everyman Playhouse
Dir. Gemma Bodinetz
Der Rosenkavalier

Komische Oper, Berlin

Costume
Dir. Andreas Homoki

The Lady of Leisure / The Mollusc 
By Hubert Henry Davies
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Dir. Gemma Bodinetz
Il Riturno d'Ulisse

Welsh National Opera

Costume
Dir. David Alden

Tammerlano Scottish Opera
Dir. John La Bouchardiere
2005
Il Riturno d'Ulisse 

Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen

costume
Dir. David Alden

The Tempest Liverpool Playhouse
Dir. Philip Franks
La Forza del Destino Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Dir. David Alden
Simon Boccanegra Graz Opera. Co-production with Teatro Verdi, Trieste 2003. 
Dir. Franco Ripa di Meana
La Boheme Opera Zuid
Dir. Franco Ripa di Meana
Les Mamelles de Tiresias
L'Heure Espagnole
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Dir. Stephen Langridge
2004
Svejk 
Duke Theatre, New York. 
Set
Dir. Dahlia Ibelhauptaite
Romeo and Juliet Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Dir. Andreas Homoki
The Barber of Seville

Savoy Theatre, Raymond Gubbay Productions

Set
Dir. Aletta Collins

The Marriage of Figaro

Savoy Theatre, Raymond Gubbay Productions

Set
Dir. Matthew Richardson

Alcina Komische Oper, Berlin
Dir. David Alden
2003
Götterdämmerung
Die Walküre
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Dir. David Alden
Jenufa 
Opera Zuid
Dir. Mike Ashman
Simon Boccanegra Teatro Verdi, Trieste. Co-production with Graz 
Dir. Franco Ripa di Meana
2002
Triple Bill - L'Altra Euridice
Waiting, Ariadne
Almeida Opera
Dir. Matthew Richardson
Don Giovanni
Köln Opera
Dir. David Alden
Siegfried
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Dir. David Alden
Romanza, Una Favola Romana
by Sergio Rendine
Opera Nationale di Roma - World Premiere
Dir. Franco Ripa di Meana
2001
The Banquet
By Marcello Pani
Co-production between Genoa, Rome and Florence
Dir. Franco Ripa di Meana
The Return of Ulysses Bayerische Opera, Munchen. (Costumes)
Dir. David Alden
Death in Venice Opera Zuid
Dir. Mike Ashman
Programme of pieces by
Handel, Monteverdi and Jonathan Dove
Battigniano Festival
Dir. Matthew Richardson

2000

Pelleas et Melisande City of Birmingham Touring Opera
Dir. Franco Ripa Di Meana
The Heiress Royal National Theatre/ Sheffield co-production
Dir. Philip Franks
The Marriage of Figaro BBC Live Television May 29 2000
Dir. Matthew Richardson
Don Pasquale Opera Zuid, Maastricht, Holland
Dir. D. Ibelhauptaite

1999

The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz Production Designer on feature film
Dir Ben Hopkins
The Tempest Actors Touring Company
Dir. Nick Philippou Music by Laurie Andersen
A unique production with Rose English playing Prospero
Powder her Face Almeida Opera/ Aldeburgh Festival co-production C4TV film and tour
Dir. David Alden
Kiss of the Spiderwoman Nottingham Playhouse
Dir Philip Franks.
Rinaldo Guildhall School of Music
Dir. Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Tis Pity she's a Whore Young Vic, (costumes)
Dir. David Lan
With Jude Law and Eve Best

1998

Paddington Station Short Film. Production Design
Dir Jackie Oudney
Glass Menagerie Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. David Lan,
Handbag
by Mark Ravenhill
ATC. World Premiere Berlin Theatre Festival then London and UK Tour
Giasone 1998 Spoleto Festival(set only)
Dir David Alden
The Gypsy Baron Vienna Volksoper, (costumes)
Dir. David Alden.
I am Yours Dir. Nancy Meckler Shared Experience Royal Court Theatre
Die Winterreise Film for Channel 4 (Costume Designer)
Dir. David Alden with Ian Bostridge

1997

Honest Whore RADA
Dir. Danny Slater
View from the Bridge Greenwich Theatre
Dir. Rachel Kavanagh
Early Morning National Theatre Studio
Dir Philip Franks
Romeo and Juliet Chester Theatre
Dir. Deborah Bruce.
Macbeth City of Birmingham Touring Opera
Dir. Matthew Richardson
Attempts on her Life
by Martin Crimp.
Royal Court Upstairs
Dir. Tim Albery
Noise
by Alex Jones.
Soho Theatre
Dir. Mark Brickman

1996

Faust Vienna Volksoper (costumes)
Dir. David Alden
Love on the Dole Co-design with Robert Innes Hopkins for Meridian Theatre
Night Must Fall Co-production with Theatre Royal Windsor and Bromley
Dir. Philip Franks
Macbeth Sheffield Crucible
Dir. Philip Franks
Great Expectations Salisbury Playhouse
Dir. Philip Franks
Danton's Death Dir. Matthew Richardson for Central School

1995 and before

Song at Twilight Greenwich
Dir. Tom Smith.
The Impressario of Smyrna Dir. Dahlia Ibelhauptaite at the Old Red Lion
Lorca's Death RADA
Fatzer Material Gate Theatre
 
Other shows include: Ask for the Moon, The Pope's Wedding, and Our Country's Good, for RADA and Widower's Houses for The Chelsea Centre. Peter Grimes Cambridge

Press

Cosi Fan Tutte (Bolshoi Theatre, Russia) Nominated for Best Opera Production in the 2015 Golden Mask Awards

The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera National du Rhin)

The hilly decor of Gideon Davey follows the cycle of nature with its leaves in Act 1, the snow in Act 2, the green grass in Act 3 ; it allows all the sliding and diving into holes, but also suggests a whole poetic universe. In between anthropomorphism and realism, the animal costumes suggest foxes and the backyard without using masks; this is a virtuoso to be savoured, and is especially touching. The look is neither too sentimental nor too ironic.

Le Figaro

Radamisto (ENO)

...the singers play inside a glamorous floor show designed by Gideon Davey. With exquisite costumes bringing the world of the Mughal miniatures to life and sets that use a series of curved chrome-plated panels to evoke a walled city, this is one of the most beautiful spectacles I have seen at the Coliseum for years.
The Telegraph

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