Mark Thompson Biography (1957-)

Born April 12, 1957; son of Owen Edgar and Barbara Adele (maiden name, Lister) Thompson; companion of Anthony Ward. Addresses: Contact: Simpson FoxAssociates Ltd., 52 Shaftesbury Ave., London W1V 7DE, England.

Set designer, costume designer

Famous Works

  • Stage Work
  • Set and Costume Designer
  • Shadowlands, Queen's Theatre, London, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1990-1991
  • The Wind in the Willows, Royal National Theatre, London, c. 1991.
  • The Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company, c. 1992.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Palladium Theatre, London, c. 1992, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Hysteria, Royal Court Theatre, London, c. 1994, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.
  • The Kitchen, Royal Court Theatre, c. 1995.
  • Arcadia, Royal National Theatre, Haymarket Theatre, London, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Never Land, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1998
  • Art, Wyndham's Theatre, London, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1998-1999
  • Mamma Mia!, Prince Edward Theatre, London, 1999 then Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and San Francisco, CA.
  • The Unexpected Man, Duchess Theatre, London, c. 2000.
  • Set Designer
  • The Lady in the Van, Queen's Theatre, London, 1999-2000
  • Follies, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Other plays include Betrayal, Almeida Theatre, London; Blast!, Hammersmith Apollo Theatre; The Blue Room, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, then New York City; Butterfly Kiss, Almeida Theatre; Cabaret, Strand Theatre, London; Company, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, then Albery Theatre, London; The Country Wife, Royal Manchester Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England; The Day I Stood Still; Dr. Dolittle, Hammersmith Apollo Theatre; The Front Page, Donmar Warehouse Theatre; Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England,then Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Insignificance, DonmarWarehouse Theatre, then Albery Theatre; Ivanov, Strand Theatre; Jumpers, Royal Manchester Exchange Theatre; Life x 3, Royal NationalTheatre, then Old Vic Theatre, London; A Little Night Music, Piccadilly Theatre, London; The Madness of George III, Royal National Theatre,then Brooklyn Academy of Music; Measure for Measure, Royal ShakespeareCompany; Mouth to Mouth, Royal Court Theatre; Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company and Strand Theatre; Mumbo Jumbo, Royal Manchester Exchange Theatre, then Hammersmith Lyric Theatre; Owners, Old Vic Theatre (some sources cite Young Vic Theatre, London); Party Time, Almeida Theatre; Pericles, Royal National Theatre; The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chichester Theatre, Chichester, England, then Her Majesty'sTheatre; The School for Scandal, Royal Manchester Exchange Theatre; Six Degrees of Separation, Royal Court Theatre, then Comedy Theatre, London; The Sneeze, Aldwych Theatre, London; Volpone, Almeida Theatre; What the Butler Saw, Royal National Theatre; and The Wizard of Oz, Royal Shakespeare Company. Operas include Ariadne auf Naxos,Salzburg, Austria; Falstaff, Scottish Opera; Hansel and Gretel, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia; Montag aus Licht, La Scala, Milan, Italy; Peter Grimes, Opera North; Queen of Spades, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City; The Two Widows, English National Opera; and Il viaggio a Reims, Royal Opera House. Ballets include DonQuixote, Royal Ballet.
  • Major Tours: Set and Costume Designer
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Canadian, Australian, and U.S. cities, 1993
  • Other touring credits include Art, South American and U.S. cities.
  • Film Work
  • Costume designer, The Madness of King George, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994

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