Hugh Russell DURRANT

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1947-07-12
Education Latymer Upper Sch, Magdalene Coll Cambridge (MA)
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Style Hugh Durrant, Esq
Career costume, set and fashion designer; head of design: Birmingham Repertory 1973-76, Theatre Royal York 1976-78, Northcott Theatre Exeter 1979-81; assoc dir Nottingham Playhouse 1982-85; fashion posts held incl: Emanuel couture 1985, head of design Cojana Ltd London 1985-90, couture designer Rafa Abu Dhabi 1991-92; estab own couture label 1988; design conslt (scenery) Holland America Westours Ltd 1993-2012; exhibition design The Triumph of Pleasure (Foundling Museum) 2012; visiting prof: Nat Theater Inst Eugene O'Neill Center USA 1996-98, London Acad of Theatre 1999-2001; memb Acad of Television Arts and Sciences USA; >ir< designed over 14 prodns Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 12 pantomimes for Paul Elliott; costume design credits incl: Mystery of Irma Vep (Ambassadors) 1990, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Old Vic and Prince of Wales, London and Canada), The Mikado (Cambridge and Prince of Wales), Barry Manilow's Copacabana (Prince of Wales) 1994-95 (also UK tour 1995-96, Holland and America 1998, Australia 1999), Cher Farewell Tour and NBC special (USA) 2002 (Emmy Award Best Costume Design 2003); set and costume credits incl: Sister Mary Ignatius (Ambassadors) 1984, The Hot Shoe Show (Palladium) 1984, Cinderella (Palladium) 1985, Babes in the Wood (Palladium) 1986-87, Lock Up Your Daughters (Chichester and Savoy Theatre London) 1996, Lady Windermere's Fan (Chichester) 1997, Sandy Wilson's Divorce Me Darling (Chichester) 1997 (TMA Award for Best Musical), Jerry Herman's The Best of Times (Vaudeville) 1998, Nymph Errant (Chichester) 1999, Midnight Fantasy (Luxor Las Vegas) 2000, Dreamcatcher (UK) 2001, Ann-Margret...Here, Now! (USA tour) 2003, The Boyfriend (UK tour, 50th anniversary prodn) 2003, Jack and the Beanstalk (Nelson Mandela Theatre Johannesburg) 2003, Full Circle with Joan Collins (Triumph Prodns) 2004, The Merry Widow (Carl Rosa Opera) 2004, Wonderland (Harrah's Casino Reno) 2004, New Fantasies (Luxor Las Vegas) 2005, Manilow: Music and Passion (Las Vegas and USA tour), Babes in Arms (Chichester and West End) 2007, Cher (Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) 2008, Spamalot (Pinter and Playhouse Theatres West End) 2012-13; UK tours incl: Amadeus, A Little Night Music, Company, Naked Justice, Hot Flush, Monty Python's Spamalot 2010-11, Rocky Horror Show: 40th Anniversary Production 2013 (also Australia tour 2014); Br premieres incl: Mack and Mabel, Lady in the Dark; >ir< credits incl: Symphony in Waves (Dutch Nat Ballet), Frankenstein (Royal Ballet, La Scala Milan, Dutch Nat Ballet (sets only)), Footnotes (Nederland Dans), Window & Sleeping Birds (Rambert), Dash and Hot Shoe Show (for >qv1qv2<29253>qv3<, >ir<); >ir< incl: Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts (Exeter Cathedral 900th anniversary (adapted and designed)), Voices from the Great War (Nottingham Playhouse (adapted, designed and directed)); concert costumes for: Sarah Brightman 1985-97, Cher, Ruthie Henshall, Gloria Hunniford, Barry Manilow; photographic styling for Cher 2002; new safety curtain design Wimbledon Theatre 2009; >ir< and film incl: Ivanhoe (costumes), Boadicea (prodn designer), Young Alexander (costume designer), Telephone Detectives (prodn and costume designer); videos: Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, The Hey-Makers
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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