Lez BrotherstonAssociate Artist
Lez trained at Central School of Art and Design. He is an Associate Artist of New Adventures.
Dance credits include a long collaboration with Matthew Bourne including: The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Lord of The Flies, Swan Lake, A Play Without Words, Highland Fling, Dorian Gray, Cinderella and The Car Man. For Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Carmen, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Dracula; The Nutcracker (Scottish Ballet), Hamlet (Shanghai Ballet).
Theatre credits include: Flowers for Mrs Harris, Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh Theatre Company); The Duck House (West End), Seminar, Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath); The Empress, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC – Stratford-Upon-Avon); Hedda Gabler, Design For Living, The Real Thing, Dancing At Lughnasa (Old Vic); A Long Day’s Journey Into night, Under The Blue Sky (West End); My City, Measure For Measure (Almeida Theatre); Women Beware Women Really Old Like 45 (National Theatre); Duet For One (West End and Almeida); The Dark and Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse), The Day We Sang (Manchester International Festival).
Musical credits include: Showboat (Sheffield Crucible and Westend); Oh What A Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East, Westend), Sister Act (West End, Broadway, Germany Vienna, Milan, Paris, Holland, Stuttgart); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Acorn Antiques, Far Pavilions, Spend, Spend, Spend, Tonight’s the Night, My One and Only , Spend Spend Spend (West End).
Film credits include: Letter to Brezhnev, Swan Lake, The Car Man, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol.
Opera credits include: La Colombe/La Princesse Jaune (Buxton Festival), L’Elisir d’Amore and Cornet Christoph Rilke’s Song of Love and Death (Glyndebourne) and productions for Opera North, Scottish Opera, Opera Zuid Holland, Welsh National Opera, and Royal Danish Opera.
Other: Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes Tour (2014); French and Saunders – Still Alive 2008 (UK tour); Victoria Wood – At It Again 2001 (Royal Albert Hall & tour) and French and Saunders Live in 2000 (UK tour).
Awards include: Best Costume Design for Sleeping Beauty - 2013 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. A Tony Award, Outer Critics’ Circle and two Drama Desk awards for Swan Lake (AMP), eight Olivier nominations, winning an Olivier for outstanding achievement in dance for set and costume for Cinderella and the Critics’ Circle Award for outstanding achievement in dance.
In 2018 Lez was awarded the De Valois Outstanding Achievement award at the 2017 National Dance Awards, becoming the first designer to win this award.
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