Photograph © Ali Wright

George is a set, costume and lighting designer working across Opera, Theatre and Dance. He trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, achieving a First Class BA degree in Theatre and Performance Design. Since graduating, he has worked with companies such as Opera North, Derby Theatre and The National Youth Theatre.

George won the 10th European Opera-directing Prize (with director Karolina Sofulak) in June 2018 and will be designing the set and costumes for Manon Lescaut, the opening production of Opera Holland Park’s 2019 season, as the prize.

His theatre credits include Beyond Shame at Derby Theatre (sets, lighting and costumes), Who Cares? At The Lowry, Manchester (sets), The Strangeness of Others at The Black-E (lighting), Rouge (lighting) and 13 (sets and co-projection design) at the Paul McCartney Auditorium in the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, as well as All Flesh is Grass in the 4.24 Studio at the Institute (lighting). As an Associate he has worked with National Youth Theatre and Shaftesbury Theatre.

Upcoming projects include Dido and Aeneas/Trouble in Tahiti for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (sets, lighting and costumes), among others.

Theatre and Performance Design 
First Class BA (Hons) 

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (2013-2016)

Specialising in Scenic and Lighting Design

Vocational Modules Studied:
Scenic Art and Theatrical Lighting Design


Graphic Design- A
English Literature/Language- B
Business Studies- B

Skills Include:

Computer Aided Design
(AutoCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, 
WYSIWYG and 2D Design)

Computer Numerical Control
(Laser cutting and 3D Printing)

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premier Pro

Final Cut Pro Editing

Ability to use both Domestic and Industrial sewing machines

Scale Model Making

Various Scenic Art Techniques




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