British designer Ben Stones made his Royal Opera House debut in 2014 on ZooNation Dance Company’s The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, revised in 2016 for the Roundhouse.
Stones studied at Central Saint Martins. His work in theatre includes The Suicide (National Theatre), Good with People (Paines Plough and 59E59, New York), Creditors (Donmar and BAM, New York), The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre), Belong and Ingredient X (Royal Court Upstairs), A Breakfast of Eels and Thom Pain (Print Room), Arabian Nights (Tricycle Theatre), No Idea (Young Vic), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Donmar), Bug and The Dazzle (Emily Dobbs Productions), Lower Ninth and The Silence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre), Paradise Lost (Headlong), The Mighty Boosh on tour, Still Game (SSE Hydro, Glasgow), Speaking in Tongues (Duke of York’s), Crocodile (Riverside Studios, Sky Arts), The Lady in the Van tour, The Painter (Arcola), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Doctor Faustus, Edward II, A Taste of Honey and Salt (Royal Exchange), My Generation (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Burberry: London in Shanghai (Shanghai) and Hobson’s Choice and Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
Stones’s previous designs for ZooNation include Into the Hoods: Remixed, Groove on Down the Road, Some Like it Hip Hop and for the short film The Holloway Laundrette. Further dance credits include Jonathan Watkins’s Kes (Sheffield Crucible). Stones’s awards include a 2003 Linbury Prize commission and the 2011 Manchester Evening News Award for Best Design (Doctor Faustus).
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