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Samal Blak

For the National:


Samal Blak trained in Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins, London.


For the National Theatre: Till the Stars Come Down

Other theatre includes: Sons of the Prophet at Hampstead; Dance Nation at the Almeida; The Arrival at the Bush; Circle Mirror Transformation at HOME, Manchester; How to Be Another Woman at the Gate; Macbeth for Guerilla Theatre, Seoul; Havfrúgvin at the National Theatre, Faroe Islands; and Hamlet, King Lear and Castle of Joy (also Barbican) for Det Ferösche Compagnie, Faroe Islands


Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen and Così fan tutte at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Tosca for Macerata Festival; Hamlet at the Gothenburg Opera House, Sweden; Paria at the Poznań Opera House, Poland; Othello, Life Is a Dream and Khovanshchina for Birmingham Opera Company; Falstaff and Fidelio at Bucharest National Opera, Romania; Anthropocene, The Devil Inside, In the Locked Room and Ghost Patrol for Scottish Opera; Svadba at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Les Mamelles de tiresias at La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, Juilliard Opera and Aldeburgh Festival; Tosca for Opera Østfold, Norway; Tell Me the Truth About Love for Streetwise; Eugen Onegin at the Theater an der Wien, Austria; The Madman’s Garden for Kultuurikatel, Tallinn; and Y TŵR for Music Theatre Wales


Farligir Fiskar, Kolonisterna and This Is not a Religion on Scandinavian tours for Bobbi Lo Productions


2009 Linbury Prize for Stage Design


Samal Blak is a founding member of Det Ferösche Compagnie.


(Published January 2024.)