Alison Chitty

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Alison Chitty OBE (born 16 Oct 1948)[1] is an Olivier Award winning production designer and set and costume designer, known for her collaborations with Mike Leigh, Francesca Zambello and Sir Peter Hall. She is also the Director of the Motley Theatre Design Course, a successor to Motley Theatre Design Group. Both organisations included Margaret Harris as one of their founders.[2]

She studied at Saint Martin's School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design,[3] and subsequently was resident at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, she was resident designer at the Royal National Theatre for eight years,[4] and has also designed for English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Santa Fe Opera and many other theatres internationally.

For Mike Leigh she was production designer on Life is Sweet, Naked and Secrets and Lies.



  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 16 Oct 2014. p. 47. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Motley Design group Archived 2006-02-03 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved on 7 January 2011.
  3. ^ National Life Stories: An Oral History of British Theatre Design: Sound Archive catalogue reference number: C1173. British Library. Accessed September 2013.
  4. ^ Theatre masterclass: Alison Chitty. Retrieved on 7 January 2011.
  5. ^ "The Sir Misha Black Medal | Misha Black Awards". Retrieved 2015-06-25.

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