Designers

This page lists the designers - where known - for professional, main-house productions at the Library Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round and Stephen Joseph Theatre since 1955. It is drawn entirely from surviving programmes and material in archive and whilst comprehensive, it cannot be seen as definitive due the limitations of the Stephen Joseph Theatre Archive (please see Research Notes for further details).

A comprehensive list of credited designers can be found at the foot of the page (this includes staff not credited to a specific production).

Clare Bracewell: Blithe Spirit (1986); Benefactors (1986); Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1986); Getting On (1987); All My Sons (1987); Mere Soup Songs (1989)
Lez Brotherston: The Beaux Strategem (1988); Candida (2000)
Jan Bee Brown: Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays (1993); Tomfoolery (1993); Bye Bye Blues (1993); Selling Out (1993); Cigarettes And Chocolate (1993); Take It To The Green Light, Barry (1993); Physical Jerks (1993); Love Off The Shelf (1993); The End Of The Food Chain (1993); Haunting Julia (1994); Gaslight (1994); Penny Blue (1994); Appropriate Channels (1994); Love Is In The Air (1994); Windy (1994); White Lies (1994); Conversations With My Father (1994); The Musical Jigsaw Play (1994); Oleanna (1995); Misery (1995); For Services Rendered (1995); Betrayal (1995); Talking Heads (1995); Hard Times (1995); Just Between Ourselves (1996); Forty Years On (1996); Wild Honey (1996); Relatively Speaking (2007); Moonlight & Magnolias (2009); How The Other Half Loves (2009); The Pirates Of Penzance (2009); Marlene (2011); Carmen (2011); Dear Uncle (2011); The Nutcracker Prince (2011); Blithe Spirit (2011); Geordie Sinatra (2012); Soul Man (2012); The Importance Of Being Earnest (2012); Cinderella (2012); Time Of My Life (2013); Arrivals & Departures (2013); Farcicals ( 2013)
Terry Brown: Relatively Speaking (1977); Sleuth (1977); Westwood Coronation Day Street Party (1977)
Catherine Champman: Cover Her Feet (2008); Fly In The Ointment (2008)
Caroline Christie: Grimm Tales (1995)
Sue Condie: Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (2009); A Christmas Carol (2009); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010); Beauty & The Beast - A Space Adventure (2013); The Schoolmistress (2013); Aladdin (2014)
Patrick Connellan: The Price (2011)
Helen Coyston: Goth Weekend (2017)
Jessica Curtis: Soap (2004); Fields Of Gold (2004)
Atlanta Duffy: The Farmer's Bride (1997)
Peter Fairchild: Blithe Spirit (1986); Time And Time Again (1986); Touch Wood And Whistle (1986); Benefactors (1986)
Roger Glossop: Henceforward... (1987); The Revengers' Comedies (1989); Body Language (1990 & 1999); Abiding Passions (1990); Callisto 5 (1990); Wildest Dreams (1991); Time Of My Life (1992); One Over The Eight (1992); The Norman Conquests (1993); Communicating Doors (1994); Two Weeks With The Queen (1994); A Word From Our Sponsor (1995); By Jeeves (1996); It Could Be Any One Of Us (1996); The Champion Of Paribanou (1996); Absent Friends (1997); Things We Do For Love (1997); Comic Potential (1998); The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (1998); House & Garden (1999); Callisto#7 (1999); Virtual Reality (2000); GamePlan (2001); FlatSpin (2001); RolePlay (2001); Whenever (2000); Joking Apart (2002); Snake In The Grass (2002); Sugar Daddies (2003); Drowning On Dry Land (2004); Private Fears In Public Places (2004 & 2005); Improbable Fiction (2005); If I Were You (2006); Woman In Mind (2008); My Wonderful Day (2009); Henceforward… (2016)
Sheila Godbolt: Butley (1982)
Lucy Hall: Dealing With Clair (1996)
John Hallé: The Golden Pathway Annual (1979); Clouds (1980); Suburban Strains (1980); She Stoops To Conquer (1983); The Dresser (1984); Bricks 'n Mortar (1984)
John Harris: Love's A Luxury (2004)
Jane Heather: Beautiful People (2002)
Craig Hewitt: Lucky Sods (1997)
Michael Holt: The Rehearsal (1977); The Dock Brief (1977); Pygmalion (1977); A Man For All Seasons (1977); Rookery Nook (1978); The Crucible (1979); Time And The Conways (1980); Trailer (1980); The Importance Of Being Earnest (1980); Twelfth Night (1981); The Vanishing (1981); Making Tracks (1981); A Trip To Scarborough (1982 & 2007); The Woman In Black (1987); Man Of The Moment (1988); The Parasol (1988); Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays (1988); The Turn Of The Screw (1988); June Moon (1989); Absurd Person Singular (1989); Wolf At The Door (1989); Alphabetical Order (1990); Othello (1990); Taking Steps (1990); A Going Concern (1996); All Things Considered (1996); They're Playing Our Song (1997); Fool To Yourself (1997); The Woman In Black (1997); Baby On Board (1998); Love Songs For Shopkeepers (1998); A Doll's House (1998); Hobson's Choice (1999); Larkin With Women (1999); What Every Woman Knows (2000); The Safari Party (2002); Way Upstream (2003); A Chorus Of Disapproval (2006); Time And Time Again (2005); Intimate Exchanges (2006); A Trip To Scarborough (2007); Awaking Beauty (2008); Communicating Doors (2010); Life Of Riley (2010); Absurd Person Singular (2012); Surprises (2012); The Boy Who Fell Into A Book [musical] (2014); Roundelay (2014); The Woman In Black (2015); Confusions (2015); Hero’s Welcome (2015)
Neil Irish: Unless (2005)
Kevin Jenkins: The Karaoke Theatre Company (2016); Consuming Passions (2016); No Knowing (2016); Taking Steps (2017); A Brief History Of Women (2017)
Stephen Joseph: In Camera (1959); Standing Room Only (1961)
Geof Keys: Invisible Friends (1989); The Inside Outside Slide Show (1989)
Pip Leckenby: Just A Song At Lunchtime (1997); Love Letters (1997); The Edge (1997); Near Cricket, St Thomas (1997); Alas, Poor Fred (1997); Memories Are Made Of This (1998); Figuring Things (1998); Perfect Pitch (1998); About Colin (1998); Contacting Laura (1998); Bolt From The Blue (1998); Later Life (1998); Sweet Phoebe (1998); Cheap And Cheerful (1998); Haunting Julia (1999); Designs On His Body (1999); Knights In Plastic Armour (1999); A Listening Heaven (1999); Dot.Com (1999); Noel And Gertie (1999); Bedroom Farce (2000); Private Lives (2000); Village Wooing (2000); The Twelve Pound Look (2000); Clockwatching (2001); Amaretti Angels (2001); Secondhand Dreams (2001); Whispers Along The Patio (2001); Split (2001); This Is Where We Came In (2001); Man For Hire (2002); The Star Throwers (2002); Something Blue (2002); Two's Company (2002); The Hope (2002); The Kaiser And I (2002); River's Up (2002); Wor Tony And The Great White Shark (2002); A Day Like Today (2002); Red Roses (2002); The Jollies (2002); The Princess And The Mouse (2002); Happy Birthday Dear Alice (2002); How To Tell The Truth (2003); Parting Shots (2003); The Game Hunter (2003); Orvin - Champion Of Champions (2003); Bedtime Stories (2003); The Bill Cantor Story (2003); Equal Partners (2003); Tissue Paper For The Soul (2003); The Anniversary Waltz (2003); Around The World With Billy Brite (2003); My Sister Sadie (2003); Thumbelina (2003); Fly Me To The Moon (2004); Barnacle Ben And The Pirate's Map (2004); I Ought To Be In Pictures (2004); Love's A Luxury (2004); For Starters (2004); Ever After (2004); Icons (2004); Her Slightest Touch (2004); Private Fears In Public Places (2004 & 2005); Miss Yesterday (2004); The Ugly Duckling (2004); Around Robin (2004); Spittin' Distance (2005); The Jonah Boy (2005); A Beginner's Guide To Cybershopping (2005); Spending Frank (2005); The Champion Of Paribanou (2005); Improbable Fiction (2005); Caution! Trousers (2005); Clearing The Colours (2005); Playing God (2005); Moby Dick (2005); Absolutely Frank (2006); Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays (2006); Sleeping Beauty (2006); Forget Me Not Lane (2007); Life And Beth (2008); Haunting Julia (2008); Snake In The Grass (2008); Neighbourhood Watch (2011); Lost & Found (2012); Muddy Cows (2013)
Edward Lipscomb: Absolutely Free (1980); Season's Greetings (1980); The Conservatory (1981); Tapster (1981); Out Front (1981); Me, Myself And I (1981); Way Upstream (1981); You Should See Us Now (1981); Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1982); Intimate Exchanges (1982); At The End Of The Day (1983); Incidental Music (1983); It Could Be Any One Of Us (1983); A Chorus Of Disapproval (1983); Before Your Very Eyes (1983); The Winslow Boy (1983); Thark (1983); The 7 Deadly Virtues (1984); A Thousand Clowns (1984); His Monkey Wife (1984); Tons Of Money (1985); Feed (1993)
Peter McKintosh: Honk! (1997)
Kate Marriott: Romeo And Juliet (1994); Let's Pretend (1995)
Alan Marshall: The Westwoods (1984)
Becky May: What's In The Box (2005)
Tim Meacock: Boston Marriage (2010); Laughton (2013); The Last Train To Scarborough (2014); Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy (2014 & 2015); Pinocchio (2016); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (2017)
David Millard: Joking Apart (1977); Whos' Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1977); Hindle Wakes (1978); Men On Women On Men (1978); Plaza Suite (1978); Travelling Hopefully (1978); Patriotic Bunting (1978); Old King Cole (1987)
Madeleine Miller: Simple Simon (1980)
Juliet Nichols: Invisible Friends (1989); Brighton Beach Memoirs (1989)Doris And Doreen (1990); Three Men In A Boat (1990); Say Something Happened (1990); The Price (1990); Confusions (1991); Same Time, Next Year (1991); Closing Number (1991); Augustus Carp Esq (1991); This Is Where We Came In (1991); The Village Fete (1991); Breaking Legs (1991); To (1991); Dangerous Obsession (1991); A Man Of Letters (1991); My Very Own Story (1991 & 1992); Rocket To The Moon (1992); Village Wooing (1992); A Bigger Slice Of The Pie (1992); Dreams From A Summer House (1992); Apple Blossom Afternoon (1992); The Shawl (1992); Abigail's Party (1992); Prince On A White Bike (1992); Mirandolina (1996); Love Me Slender (1996)
Francis O'Connor: Making Waves (2003)
Lucy Osborne: Touch Wood (2007)
Michael Roberts: Purvis (2006); Storm In A Tea Chest (2006); The Prodigal Son (2006); Pro-Active (2007); White Lies (2007); Face Value (2007); Howard And Mimi (2009); Spoonface Steinberg (2009)
Simon Rorstrand: Skylight (2006); My Own Show (2006)
Janet Scarfe: The Linden Tree (1984); The Dining Room (1984)
Henk Schut: School For Clowns (1986)
Grace Smart: Di & Viv & Rose (2017)
Adrian Smith: Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (1984); Woman In Mind (1985); Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (1985); The Brontes Of Haworth (1985)
Michael Spencer: Rutherford And Son (1991)
Nancy Surman: The Swing Of Things (2007)
Jeremy Turner: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1978); Once Upon A Time (1978); Sisterly Feelings (1979); The Seagull (1979); Mooney And His Caravans (1979); Kidstuff (1979); Barefoot In The Park (1979); Saint Trixie (1979); Old Times (1979); Tishoo (1979); Double Double (1979)
Michael Vale: Neville's Island (1992)
Martin Vaughan Lewis: Boy Meets Girl / Girl Meets Boy (1985); Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (1985)
Lucy Weller: An Empty Seat (2014); The Illicit Dark (2014); Double Feature (2014); Bit Part (2014); Neville’s Island (2015); Hansel & Gretel (2015); The National Joke (2016); Just So Stories (2016)
Glenn Willoughby: Touch Wood And Whistle (1986); Calling (1986)
Philip Witcomb: Villette (2005); Inglorious Technicolour (2006)
Helga Wood: Confusions (1974); On Approval (1974); But Fred Freud Is Dead (1974); The Christmas That Nearly Wasn't (1974); Frost At Midnight (1974); Bedroom Farce (1975); Angels In Love (1975); Brontës (1975); An Englishman's Home (1975); A View From The Bridge (1975); Charlie's Christmas Countdown (1975); The Chimes (1975); All The Best People (1976); Comic Pictures (1976); Mother Country (1976); Mr Whatnot (1976); Just Between Ourselves (1976); Ten Times Table (1977); Fallen Angels (1977)

Designer Credits

Given not all programmes specifically credit backstage crew, this is a list of all people with a design credit between 1955 and 1996 in programmes (where programmes are available).

Alan Ayckbourn
Clare Bracewell
Lez Brotherston
Jan Bee Brown
Terry Brown
Catherine Champman
Caroline Christie
Sue Condie
Patrick Connellan
Jessica Curtis
Jo-Ann Derrick
Atlanta Duffy
Peter Fairchild
Roger Glossop
Sheila Godbolt
Lucy Hall
John Hallé
John Harris
Jane Heather
Craig Hewitt
Mark Hinton
Michael Holt

Michael Roberts
Simon Rorstrand
Janet Scarfe
Henk Schut
Adrian Smith
Michael Spencer
Nancy Surman
Catriona Trevelyan
Jeremy Turner
Michael Vale
Martin Vaughan Lewis
Lucy Weller
Virginia Whiteley
Glenn Willoughby
Philip Witcom
Helga Wood
Peter Zack

Neil Irish
Kevin Jenkins
Stephen Joseph
Geof Keys
Pip Leckenby
Edward Lipscomb
Peter McKintosh
Laura McLaughlin
Kate Marriott
Alan Marshall
Becky May
Tim Meacock
David Millard
Madeleine Miller
Juliet Nichols
Francis O'Connor
Lucy Osborne
Jo Purdy

All research for this section by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce without crediting Simon Murgatroyd and the website.