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Christina Cunningham

For the National:

Christina Cunningham designs for theatre, opera and dance.


For the National Theatre: Mnemonic (2024), A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer, both for Complicité, and As You Like It

In London’s West End: People, Places and Things at the Trafalgar

Other theatre includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alys, Always and Julius Caesar at the Bridge; Grief is the Thing with Feathers for Black Box and O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin; Chimerica at the Almeida and in the West End; The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number, Shun-kin, Measure for Measure, A Minute Too Late, Strange Poetry, The Elephant Vanishes, The Noise of Time, Light and Mnemonic for Complicité; and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the National Actors’ Theatre, New York


Wozzek and The Rake’s Progress (also Dutch National Opera) at Aix-en-Provence Festival; Carmen at the Scottish Opera; The Handmaid’s Tale at the Royal Danish Opera; The Snow Maiden and Hansel & Gretel at the Opera North; Benjamin, dernière nuit at the Opéra National de Lyon; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and The Importance of Being Earnest at ROH; A Dog’s Heart for Dutch National Opera, ENO and La Scala; and Nabucco at Opéra national de Lorraine and Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier


Just for Show for DV8 at the National Theatre and on international tour; Ballet Spiegelungen Verweile Doch at Saarländisches Staatstheater, Germany; and In Absentia and Sun (for the Hofesh Schechter Company; also international tours) at Sadler’s Wells

Short film

The Walled Garden


The Walled Garden – 2022 British Short Film Award nomination for Best Costume Design


(Published June 2024.)