Christopher Woods – Theatre


Christopher studied English and Drama at Leeds University and Scenic and Costume design under Percy Harris and Hayden Griffin at Motley.

His recent credits include  Henry 1V parts one and two for The Peter Hall Company, Dr Marigold and Mr Chops, currently on a UK tour, set and costume design for  Craig Revel Horwood’s award winning new production of Chess, currently in Toronto and The Rivals directed by Sir Peter Hall at the Haymarket Theatre.

Other recent credits include Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Royal Bath and tour); costume design for A Tale Of Two Cities (PBS America); set and costume design for The Apple Cart, The Browning Version & Swansong for the Peter Hall Company, Theatre Royal Bath 2009 Season; Set and costume design for Where There’s A Will (English Touring Theatre) and set and costume design for Sir Peter Hall’s production of Love’s Labours Lost at The Rose Theatre, Kingston; Portrait of a Lady and A Doll’s House, both at the Theatre Royal Bath; Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi (Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – TMA Theatre Award Nomination, Best Set Design) and costume design for Never Forget, the new musical based on the songs of Take That.

His Credits also include costume design for Pygmalion & Little Nell (Theatre Royal Bath and The Old Vic); set and costume design for Much Ado About Nothing (Everyman Playhouse); Designer for Charley’s Aunt (Theatre Royal Bath); Designer for Six Dance Lessons & Six Weeks (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Designer for Daddy Cool at the Shaftesbury Theatre; Designer for A Right Royal Farce at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington set and costume design for An Hour & A Half Late at the Theatre Royal Bath, set and costume design for Billy Liar at the Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, set and costume design for Daisy Miller at the Malvern Festival Theatre and UK Tour and set and costume design for Who’s The Daddy at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington.

Christopher’s designs for the West End Theatre include set and costume design for Too Close To the Sun (Comedy Theatre); Lorna Luft’s Songs My Mother Taught Me (The Savoy); Beautiful & Damned (Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue); Cooper! Jus’ Like That (Garrick Theatre and UK Tour); The Mystery of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd (Albery & Comedy Theatres, Broadway, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and the Australian Tour); Jesus My Boy, with Tom Conti (Apollo Theatre); H.R.H (Playhouse Theatre); Pygmalion directed by Ray Cooney (Albery Theatre); The Importance Of Being Oscar, directed by Patrick Garland (Savoy Theatre); Murder is Easy directed by Wyn Jones (Duke of York’s Theatre); costume design for The Pyjama Game (Victoria Palace Theatre), for Shades directed by Simon Callow (Albery) and for The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas (Strand Theatre, USA and European Tour).

Additional credits include costume design for Sweetbox (Addicted to Japan and Korean Tours); costume design for Michael Flatley’s new international dance production Celtic Tiger, Once Upon A Time (Endemol, Denmark), a celebration of the Anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen’s birth; Copacabana (Copenhagen); Chess for Rossen & Ronnow Musical Productions, directed by Craig Revel Horwood; An Evening with Burt Bacharach (Melbourne, Australia); The Mystery of Charles Dickens (National Tour). Opera productions include Fierrabras (Buxton Festival); The Magic Flute (RNCM); The Consul (Opera Holland Park); La Boheme for B. Y. O. (Sadler’s Wells). Film credits include A Christmas Carol (Miramax); The Ballad of the Sad Café (Merchant Ivory Films) ; Bird of Prey (Sneak Preview Films). Television credits include An Evening with Charles Dickens and Charles Dickens at Christmas (BBC).

Christophers editorial work includes set and prop design for Vogue UK, Elle Uk, Marie Claire Italia, Italian Glamour, GQ, Tatler, The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Vanity Fair, Lusso and 125 magazine.

His recent clients include The British Fashion Awards, De Beers, Clarks, Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger.