Behind the Seams, an Interview with Robert Jones

Robert Jones is a prolific and multiple award-winning set and costume designer. Based in the UK, he works internationally across theatre, musicals, opera and film. Jonathan traces Rob’s career from his design training at Central, to finding his artistic voice and the subsequent sharpening of his practice in today’s highly-competitive environment.

Art, architecture and storytelling are among Rob’s passions, and given his meticulous attention to detail, he particularly thrives on seeking out fresh design techniques to lend aliveness and vitality to his process. His repeat collaborators include Trevor Nunn, Gregory Doran, David McVicar and Josie Rourke, working at renowned venues such as the NT, the Donmar, the Metropolitan Opera, and the RSC, where he serves as an Associate Artist.

Rob and Jonathan chat fondly about their recent shared experience on Trevor Nunn’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at the Menier/Playhouse Theatre. Rob’s beautifully-executed and poignant set designs were the perfect platform for Jonathan’s costumes and Tim Lutkin’s lighting, which together enhanced the vanished world of early 20th. century Jewish Russia that Rob had set out to conjure. The synchronicity and collaborative nature of this journey clearly made for a special experience for the team, cast and audience.

Introduction by
Jeremy Angel
Richard Green
Jonathan Lipman

Interview by
Jonathan Lipman

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