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Bunny Christie OBE (born 1962) is a Scottish theatre set designer.[1][2]

Bunny Christie
Born
St Andrews
OccupationTheatre Designer
Known forThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play)
Awards3 Olivier Awards
1 Tony Award

CareerEdit

She was born in St Andrews and studied at the Central School of Art in London. She has won three Olivier Awards and also worked on Kenneth Branagh's Oscar-nominated short film Swan Song.[3]

Christie designed the sets and costumes for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play), which was initially produced at the Royal National Theatre in 2012, and also was performed on Broadway in 2014.[4]

In 2014, Christie designed the set for the new musical Made in Dagenham.[5] She designed the set for People, Places & Things which ran at the Royal National Theatre in 2015 and Off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse in 2017.[6]

In 2018, she designed the set for Marianne Elliot’s gender bending revival of the musical Company. The musical opened in the West End in 2018.[7]

In 2018 she received an OBE for her services to British theatre.[8]

David Jays, writing in The Guardian, described her style: "Bunny Christie doesn’t design stage sets. She creates worlds. Audaciously theatrical and frequently startling, her creations pull spectators headlong into the universe of a play – whether through the disorienting aperture of The Red Barn or the vintage newsroom pile-up in Ink. Christie often places us inside a protagonist’s head – she designs psychology as well as space, most notably for the singular hero of The Curious Incident, which won her one of her three Olivier awards."[9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Olivier Award Best Set Design for The White Guard (2011) - winner[11]
  • Olivier Award for Best Set Design for Made In Dagenham (2015) - nomination[14]
  • Olivier Award for Best Set Design for Company (2019) - nomination[15]
  • Evening Standard Theatre Award for Baby Doll (2000) - winner[16]
  • Evening Standard Theatre Award Best Set Design (2017) - nomination and Olivier Award Best Set design (2018) - nomination for Ink
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Play for People, Places & Things (2018) - nomination[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile, The Guardian, 17 March 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Meet Bunny Christie: London's most astonishing set designer". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Bunny Christie Credits" nationaltheatre.org.uk, accessed 5 March 2019
  4. ^ "Broadway Production" playbill (vault), accessed 5 March 2019
  5. ^ "Gemma Arterton stars in Rupert Goold's Made in Dagenham musical at Adelphi from October". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  6. ^ Gordon, David. "Review. 'People, Places & Things'" theatermania.com, October 25, 2017
  7. ^ Peikert, Mark. "Read Reviews of Marianne Elliott's Reimagined Revival of Sondheim's 'Company' in the West End" playbill, October 17, 2018
  8. ^ Masso, Giverny. "Sophie Okonedo, Bunny Christie and Richard Alston recognised in New Year honours list" thestage.co.uk, December 28, 2018
  9. ^ Jays, David. "Dangerous dreams: the mind-blowing world of designer Bunny Christie – in pictures" The Guardian, 4 September 2017
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew. "West End's Olivier Award Winners Announced Feb. 14" playbill, February 14, 2003
  11. ^ "Olivier Awards 2011" officiallondontheatre.com, accessed 5 March 2019
  12. ^ "Bunny Christie and Finn Ross - Designing new worlds | V&A Dundee". www.vandadundee.org. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Olivier Awards 2013" officiallondontheatre.com, accessed 5 March 2019
  14. ^ "Olivier Awards 2015" officiallondontheatre.com, accessed 5 March 2019
  15. ^ McPhee, Ryan. "2019 Olivier Award Nominations: London's 'Company' and 'Come From Away' Lead the Pack" playbill, March 5, 2019
  16. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards 1980-2003" Evening Standard, 29 October 2003
  17. ^ "BWW TV Exclusive: Curious Incident's Bunny Christie and Finn Ross on Their Tony Win! Video". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Awards" ibdb.com, accessed 5 March 2019
  19. ^ "Winners list for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard | Official Website". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 7 April 2019.