Richard Hudson

Richard Hudson trained at Wimbledon School of Art.

Recent work for the National: Peter Gynt and Common

Other recent work: The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Le Coq D’or, La Bayadere, Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Versailles, Yumé, Peter Grimes, La traviata, The Sleeping Beauty, Morgen und Abend

He has designed sets and costumes for operas at Glyndebourne, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala Milan, Maggio Musicale Florence, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Kent Opera, Opera North, Wiener Staatsoper, Munich, Chicago, Copenhagen, Athens, Bregenz, Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Houston and Washington and Rome. He has also designed for the Aldeburgh Festival, Royal Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Royal Court, Almeida and the Young Vic.

He has been a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) since 1999.

- 1988 Olivier Award

- The Lion King (Tony Award)

- Gold Medal for set design at the Prague Quadrennial 2003

- Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey (2005)


(Published June 2019)