The late Hayden Griffin (1943-2013) trained under Margaret Harris at the Sadlers Wells Design Course and from 1968 ran the course as her co-director for the following 25 years. His career as a scenery and costume designer included 25 world premiere productions by writers such as David Hare, David Mamet, Edward Bond, Howard Brenton and Trevor Griffiths; 21 productions for the Royal National Theatre; productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House (opera and ballet), English National Opera, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Metropolitan Opera and Royal Birmingham Ballet. He worked extensively around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Australia, Yugoslavia, Canada, Germany, Holland and Italy. He won the Plays and Players Award for Madras House at the National Theatre and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Still Life at the Penguin Cafe for the Royal Ballet. West End productions include All My Sons at Wyndhams, Lenny at the Criterion, The Crucible at the Comedy and Way of the World and The Admirable Crichton at the Haymarket. He designed Paul Miller’s recent production of Sing Yer Hearts Out for the Lads and Mercy for the Soho Theatre Company. His feature film production design credits include Wetherby, Painted Angels, Conquest and Intimacy.
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