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, Opera Holland Park, 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.
Credits include: As Set, Lighting and Costume Designer: Dido and Aeneas & Trouble in Tahiti (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Beyond Shame (Derby Theatre), The Original Chinese Conjuror (Northern Opera Group), Pirates Revisited! (Opera North Youth Company). As Set & Costume Designer: Influence (Derby Theatre), Manon Lescaut (Opera Holland Park), Who Cares? (The Lowry). As Lighting Designer: The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed (Leeds International Festival), Plurality of Abhinaya (Lakeside Arts), Recreation (ARC Stockton), S/HE (The Place Kings Cross). As Associate Designer: Pagliacci, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Cavalleria rusticana, Trial by Jury, Osud, Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North), Story of Our Youth (National Youth Theatre). As Assistant Designer: I masnadieri (Teatro alla Scala), Faust (Teatr Wielki Poznań), Jenufa (Santa Fe Opera), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (National Youth Theatre).