Mark Bailey has designed over 150 productions of theatre, opera and ballet in the UK, Europe and North America. He is an Associate Artist at Theatre Clwyd in Wales and has worked for many of the UK’s major producing theatres including Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, Birmingham Rep,Theatre Royal York and Theatre Royal Plymouth. His many West End credits include: Dickens Abridged, Rent, Legal Fictions, The Importance of Being Earnest (also Toronto), The Winslow Boy, Present Laughter, The Gondoliers, Rat Pack Confidential, Which Witch (costumes) and Mack and Mabel.
Recent designs include Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep); Travels with My Aunt (Citizens Glasgow); Seanmhair (The Other Room/Edinburgh); Sinners Club (The Other Room/Soho Theatre); Escape The Scaffold (The Other Room/Theatre 503); the UK tours of Ghost The Musical and The Glenn Miller Story; All My Sons, Cyrano De Bergerac, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well (Theatr Clwyd);The Mother (Theatre Royal Bath/Tricycle Theatre); Intimate Apparel, The Spanish Golden Age Season(Theatre Royal Bath), and The Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola, London).
Mark’s designs for ballet include The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (world Premiere, Northern Ballet); Nijinsky, God of the Dance (world premiere, Slovakian National Ballet); The Snow Queen, (English National Ballet, National Ballet of Lithuania, Vienna Staatsballet, Czech National Ballet); Melody on the Move (English National Ballet); The Sleeping Beauty (Hong Kong Ballet); A Time There Was (Tivoli Ballet, Copenhagen); L’Arlesienne (English National Ballet School) and Varii Capricci, a celebration of Sir Peter Wright’s 80th birthday.
Opera designs include Madame Butterfly (Nevill Holt/Grange Park); Carmen (Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio); Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Los Angeles Opera); Iolanthe (D’Oyly Carte Opera); Ariadne Auf Naxos (Maggio Musicale Florence/Opera de Lausanne) and productions for Buxton Opera, Opera North and Almeida Opera.
Other productions include Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Pieces (Clwyd and New York); The Pretenders (National Theatre of Norway); The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre London); The Double Dealer, The Seagul (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The York Mystery Plays, Robert Lepage’s Polygraph (Nottingham Playhouse); and UK tours of Look Back in Anger, A Chorus of Disapproval, Hadrian VII, Peace in Our Time, Entertaining Mr Sloane, A Judgement in Stone, To Kill a Mockingbird, Save the Last Dance for Me and Jekyll and Hyde The Musical.
For BBC Television; Broken Lives.