Peter Mumford works as a lighting and set designer and director in opera, theatre and television and is based in London.
His theatre work includes: Scenes from an Execution (with Fiona Shaw), Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Hothouse, The Rose Tattoo, The Reporter, Exiles, The Talking Cure, Vincent In Brixton, Luther, The Merchant of Venice and Summerfolk at the National Theatre, London; Top Hat, Old Times, Much Ado About Nothing (with David Tennant and Catherine Tate), An Ideal Husband, The Lion in Winter, Absent Friends, The Misanthrope (with Keira Knightley and Damian Lewis) and Prick Up Your Ears in London’s West End; Betrayal, A Taste of Honey, Bull at Sheffield Crucible; Cock in New York; Heartbreak House (with Derek Jacobi) at Chichester Festival Theatre; The Last of the Duchess and Enlightenment at Hampstead; Jumpy (also West End), Our Private Life, Sucker Punch, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You, The Seagull (with Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan), In The Republic of Happiness and Love and Information at the Royal Court; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bedroom Farce and Miss Julie at the Rose, Kingston; Lot And His God at The Print Room; The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, Parlour Song, Cloud Nine, Rosmersholm and Hedda Gabler at the Almeida; Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, This Happy Breed, Home, Swansong, The Apple Cart and The Browning Version for the Peter Hall Company.
Opera includes: Madame Butterfly, Faust, Carmen, The Met 125th Gala and Peter Grimes at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; The Marriage of Figaro for Australian Opera at the Sydney Opera House; Madama Butterfly, Katya Kabanova and Eugene Onegin for Opera North; Bluebeard’s Castle, Faust, Elegy for Young Lovers, The Damnation of Faust, Punch & Judy, Madame Butterfly, Cosí Fan Tutte and Poppea at the English National Opera; Katya Kabanova at Oviedo Opera, Spain; Prima Donna at the Manchester International Festival; Eugene Onegin at ROH, Finnish Opera and Los Angeles; The Midsummer Marriage at Lyric Chicago; Il Trovatore at Paris Opera; La Traviata at Antwerp; Two Widows, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Fidelio and Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera; The Bartered Bride at ROH; Sweeney Todd at Vilnius; Hotel de Pekin at Reis Opera; and La Cenerentola at Glyndebourne.
He is currently directing/designing a concert version of the Ring Cycle for Opera North of which Rheingold, Die Walküre and Siegfried have been performed.
Dance includes: productions for Siobhan Davies, Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet and recently Alice and Wonderland, Carmen, Pennies From Heaven, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, 32cryptograms and Cinderella for Scottish Ballet; Reading Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall; and Take Five, E=mc2 and Faster for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Set and lighting designs include Girl With a Pearl Earring at the Haymarket; Dying City at the Royal Court; The Portrait of a Lady and Private Lives for Peter Hall Season in Bath; Peter Pan for NBT; co-directed/designed sets and lighting for L’heure Espagnole/L’enfant et les Sortileges for Opera Zuid.
TV includes: directing the BBC series 48 Preludes and Fugues. Director of Photography for The Little Prince, Jenufa and Richard II. Directed TV adaptation of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (Emmy nomination). Lighting Director for the live TV recording, in 3D, of the ENO production of Lucrezia Borgia (dir. Mike Figgis) for Sky TV.
Awards include: 1995 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Fearful Symmetries and The Glass Blew In by Siobhan Davies / Royal Ballet), and 2003 Olivier Lighting Award for The Bacchai (National Theatre, London). Knight of Illumination Award 2010 for Sucker Punch at The Royal Court.
He is currently chairman of the Association of Lighting Designers.
Marius de Vries
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