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Tim Hatley



British designer Tim Hatley created the designs for Carlos Acosta's new production of Don Quixote in the 2013/14 Season, making his Royal Ballet debut.

Hatley trained in theatre set and costume design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design Dance Commission in 1989. His dance works include Roughcut (Rambert Dance Company), Cinderella (Northern Ballet Theatre) and Unrequited Moments (English National Ballet). Opera designs include Le nozze di Figaro (Aix-en-Provence Festival), The Love for Three Oranges (Cologne Opera), Carmen, Orpheus in the Underworld and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Opera North) and Ariadne auf Naxos (Scottish Opera). Theatre credits include several productions for the National Theatre, London’s West End and on Broadway, including the original Spamalot, Shrek the Musical and The Bodyguard. Film credits include Stage Beauty, Closer and Notes on a Scandal. Exhibition designs include Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes (V&A) and Vivienne Westwood, a London fashion (Museum of London).

Hatley's many awards include Olivier Awards for Stanley and Humbley Boy (National Theatre) and Private Lives (West End) and a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Private Lives (Broadway).


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Watch: Carlos Acosta on his new production of Don Quixote

Watch: Carlos Acosta on his new production of Don Quixote

20 August 2013

Petipa's classic ballet is given an exciting contemporary twist by The Royal Ballet's Principal Guest Artist.