James Button

James studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art.

 

On finishing his studies he spent several years working for Vivienne Westwood before consentrating on his design for theatre. His diverse work covers many genres of theatre including Dance, Opera, Site Specific, as well as Costume Design for Film.

 

James is an Associate Artist for Iron Shoes Theatre Company having designed Fen and Mad About the Boy for them.

 

Press

"The writing is as rich as the dark brown soil that dominates James Button's design, it’s theatrical invention dazzles, even when the drama is at its darkest”

Fen - Sam Marlowe - The Times

 

“James Button’s design is a stroke of genius, simple but perfectly suited”

Fen - Melissa Rynn - Theatre Fix

 

“James Button’s atmospheric design uses the venue ingeniously”

Orpheus and Eurydice - Henry Hitchings - Evening Standard

 

"James Button's two-tier design cleverly suggests the arrival of the industrial steam age"

Relish - Lyn Gardner-The Guardian

 

“I was blown away by the costume design”

Relish - Lizzie Loveridge -Curtain Up




Credits

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Dance and Opera


Johann Strauss Gala UK Tour Alex McQuillen- Wright 2014
Absent Made Present Linbury Studio Choreographed by Freddie Opoku-Addaie 2012
Johann Strauss Gala Barbican Theatre Choreographed by Christopher Hampson 2012

Theatre

The Velveteen Rabbit New Victory Theatrte (New York) Purni Morell 2016
Hedda Gabler Salisbury Theatre Gareth Machin 2016
The Snow Child Unicorn Theatre Valentina Ceschi & Thomas Eccleshare 2015
Baddies The Musical Unicorn Theatre Purni Morell 2015
Jane Wenham- The Witch Walkern Out of Joint Tour Ria Parry 2015
The Edge Transport Theatre, Tour Douglas Rintoul 2015
The Scarecrows Wedding Scamp Theatre Tour Eva Sampson 2015
Velveteen Rabbit Unicorn Theatre Purni Morell 2015
Henry the Fifth Unicorn Theatre and Traverse Theatre Ellen McDougal 2015
Little Shop of Horrors Salisbury Playhouse Gareth Machin 2015
Jefferson's Garden Watford Palace Theatre Brigid Larmour 2015
The Nutcraker Unicorn Theatre Ellen Mcdougall 2014
A Winter's Tale Spain Tour Purni Morell 2014
Worst Wedding Ever Salisbury Theatre Gareth Machin 2014
The Velveteen Rabbit Unicorn Theatre Purni Morell 2014
Not Now Bernard Unicorn Theatre and Tour Ellen Mcdougall 2014
The Wonderful World of Dissocia Arts Ed William Oldroyd 2013
Maccinal Arts Ed Ria Parry 2013
On Golden Pond Salisbury Playhouse Ria Parry 2013
Henry the Fifth Unicorn Theatre Ellen Mcdougall 2013
Romeo and Juliet Ambassadors Theatre Paul Roseby 2013
Tory Boyz Ambassadors Theatre Thomas Hescott 2013
The Prince of Denmark Ambassadors Theatre Anthony Banks 2013
Doctor Korczak's Example Unicorn Theatre Ria Parry 2012
A Winter's Tale Unicorn Theatre Purni Morrell 2012
Mad About the Boy Unicorn, Young Vic and The The Bush
Ria Parry 2012
The Seed Site Specific. Suxxex Joel Scott 2012
Welcome Ceremony Olympic Games Paul Roseby 2012
Orpheus and Eurydice Old Vic Tunnels James Dacre 2011
Our Days of Rage Old Vic Tunnels Paul Roseby 2011
Mad About the Boy West Yorkshire Playhouse Ria Parry 2011
Fen Finborough Theatre Ria Parry 2011
The Trial Watford Palace Theatre James Williams 2011
Gulliver's Travels Watford Palace Theatre James Williams 2010
Relish The Tramshed Paul Roseby 2010
Living the Dream World Expo 2010, Shanghai Joel Scott 2010
Grimm Tales Watford Palace Theatre James Williams 2009
The Savage Arcola Theatre Thomas Hescott-Burke 2009
Flight National Youth Theatre Thomas Hescott-Burke 2009
Rewind Young Vic Ria Parry 2009
Octavia Hill Soho Theatre Juliet Knight 2009
King Lear Young Vic Ria Parry 2009

Film (Costume Design)

Watch Over Me (Series 4) Sponge Films Chris Jupe 2010
Spiralling Yeast Productions Nick Hillett 2010


Photos





Orpheus and Eurydice

Old Vic Tunnels - James Dacre

Orpheus and Eurydice

Old Vic Tunnels - James Dacre


Orpheus and Eurydice

Old Vic Tunnels - James Dacre


Relish

The Tramshed - Paul Roseby

Relish

The Tramshed - Paul Roseby

Fen

Finborough Theatre - Ria Parry

Grimm Tales

Watford Palace Theatre - James Williams

Grimm Tales

Watford Palace Theatre - James Williams

The Trial

Watford Palace Theatre - James Williams

 

The Trial

Watford Palace Theatre - James Williams