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2019 Olivier Award nominated set designs

2019 Olivier Award nominated set designs

The 2019 Olivier Award-nominated set designs

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 1 April 2019, Last Updated 2 April 2019

Entering a theatre auditorium can be like entering another world. And when that happens, it’s mission accomplished for London’s world-class set designers, who year after year conjure up jaw-dropping settings in theatres throughout the West End. This is never more the case than the four Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard nominees up for the Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design.

Combining ingenious design with extraordinary imagination, it’s been a sterling year for London’s set designers, and these four nominees are a case in point. We’ve been transported to a buzzing, shape-shifting, neon-lit city life by Bunny Christie‘s design for Company; we’ve been whisked away to modern New York City by the effervescent design of Bob Crowley for The Inheritance; we’ve delved into an American epic tale, spanning three centuries of world-changing impact, thanks to Es Devlin‘s set for The Lehman Trilogy; and we’ve stepped into the 1950s-styled house of Home, I’m Darling‘s Judy and Johnny, resplendent with intricate details from Anna Fleischle‘s imagination.

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What a year it's been for the musicals of London and the West End. Just listen to these tunes from the nominees list of the Olivier Awards with Mastercard.

But where did those worlds begin? In the sketchbooks of the nominees, which they’ve kindly invited us to take a look into below. We – and they – will find out who’ll win the Best Set Design award at the Royal Albert Hall this Sunday (7 April).

You can find out more about the Olivier Awards 2019 hereAnd if you’re feeling inspired by the below, make sure to check out our Inspiring Future Theatre section to learn more about off-stage careers in all forms.

Bunny Christie; Company

Credit: Bunny Christie

Company set designs (Credit: Bunny Christie)Company set designs (Credit: Bunny Christie)Company set designs (Credit: Bunny Christie)Company set designs (Credit: Bunny Christie)

Bob Crowley; The Inheritance

Credit: Bob Crowley

Henry Wilcox and Autumn Tree (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Henry Wilcox and Autumn Tree (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Margaret, Eric, Leo and House (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Margaret, Eric, Leo and House (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Flown Signage Unit (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Flown Signage Unit (Credit: Bob Crowley)

Es Devlin; The Lehman Trilogy

Photo Credit: Mark Douet

Es Devlin's set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Es Devlin’s set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Es Devlin's set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Es Devlin’s set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Es Devlin's set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Es Devlin’s set design in The Lehman Trilogy (Photo: Mark Douet)

Anna Fleischle; Home, I’m Darling

Credit: Anna Fleischle

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)
Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)
Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)
Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)
Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

Room Colours

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

Living room

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

Bathroom

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

Bedroom

Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

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Anna Fleischle's set designs for Home, I'm Darling (Credit: Anna Fleischle)

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