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Douglas O'Connell


American projection designer and animator Douglas O’Connell makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as the animator for The Lost Thing, a co-production between The Royal Opera and Candoco.

Now based in London, O’Connell has worked for leading US and UK theatres. Recent video design credits include The Witches of Eastwick (Cameron Mackintosh), Grease, An Officer and a Gentleman and Sunset Boulevard (UK tours), Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio (National Ballet of Canada and Texas Ballet Dallas), A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Theatre), The Mystery Plays (York Minster), Into the Woods (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Fit and Proper People and Silence (RSC), This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre), Pinter’s The Birthday Party (Lyric Hammersmith), Monsters and The Turn of the Screw (Arcola Theatre), Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Theatre), Letter of Last Resort (Traverse Theatre), Sticks and Stones (Polka Theatre), Miss Atomic Bomb (Ambassadors’ Theatre), Dance Marathon (Barbican), 300th Anniversary Gala (St John’s Smith Square) and Mozart and Son (Royal Opera House).

Douglas also works regularly with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Save the Children and the Greenwich/Docklands Festival. His designs for The Birthday Party are held in the Harold Pinter Archives, British Library.