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about

Oliver Brett is a performance designer based in East Anglia, UK. 
Oliver graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with a BA (Hons) in Design for Performance. He specialises in set, costume and puppet design for the theatre.

My experience as a dancer, director and choreographer means that I engage with theatrical design not just as a visual artist but also as a performer.

I’m fascinated by spatial dynamics, the relationship of the performer to the space defining the vocabulary of the design. By stripping back everything that is not essential I intend to bring a sharp focus to character and story, casting the audience as an active participant in the construction of the narrative.

A full CV can be downloaded below


Upcoming Projects

Dogfight, August/September 2018, St Peters Church, Ipswich - Set Designer
The Nutcracker, December 2018, Snape Maltings Concert Hall - Set Designer  


Press

"Oliver Brett’s truly inspired set ignites an immediate sense of anticipation" - Wales Arts Review

"Director Oliver Brett has a lot to juggle, combining the excitement of the circus with the oft-delicateness of theatre. The result is an infectiously fun, charming and poignant piece that ranks among the Juniors’ best work I’ve seen" - East Anglian Daily Times

"The whole thing looked amazing. Oliver Brett’s sumptuous set was both simple, yet ornately detailed pulling you into the characters’ world" - Ipswich Star

"Beautifully staged and the costumes and choreography were stunning... this was musical theatre at its best" - East Anglian Daily Times

"With a full size chandelier, effective fog and a working gondola - the set is phenomenal" - ONE Suffolk 

"Director Oliver Brett has done a great job...This version had plenty of punch and pace. The 50-strong cast’s boundless energy was infectious" - Ipswich Star