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Designer Neil Murray

Neil Murray is Associate Director and Designer at Northern Stage. Since 1992 his directing/designing credits with the company include: Great Expectations, Kaput, Cinzano and Smirnova?s Birthday, Pandora?s Box (with Emma Rice), The Tiger?s Bride, The Threepenny Opera, Carmen, They Shoot Horses Don?t They?, Therese Raquin, The Swan, and numerous Christmas shows including Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen, Grimm Tales and The Little Prince.

He has also designed most of the companies other work including, A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Wings of Desire, Animal Farm, Blood Wedding, The Ballroom of Romance, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Edmund, Not I, The Dumb Waiter and Homage to Catalonia (co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse, Teatre Romea Barcelona and MC Bobigny ?93 Paris).

Previously, he was Associate Director/Designer at Dundee Rep for 10 years and prior to that he was Resident Artist in Theatre at Birmingham Arts Laboratory where he created multi-media theatre pieces which toured internationally.

He continues to work with other companies when time allows. Recent work includes designs for: 1001 Nights Now and Wings of Desire for Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen; The Princess and the Goblin, Laurel and Hardy and Mrs Warren?s Profession for Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Like Water for Chocolate for Teatre San Frontiers and Tutti Frutti for National Theatre Scotland. Earlier this year, he realised Tilda Swinton and John Byrne?s installation, Belsayland which formed part of Picture House at Belsay Hall.

His work is presented in the design books, Make Space, Time Space and Collaborators. His design fore Homage to Catalonia was selected for inclusion in the UK National Exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography 2007 and will be exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum from November 2007.

He has just completed designs for A Christmas Carol and is preparing an adaptation of Angela Carter?s The Bloody Chamber - his next directing project, both for Northern Stage.

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