Artist Anthony James is a busy designer with a BA in Set Design from ‘The Central School of Speech & Drama’ in London He has worked for several production companies in both television and theatre across the UK.
As a designer in theatre Anthony has created sets, costumes, props and backdrops for shows as diverse as William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, the musical ‘Chicago’ and Samuel Becket’s ‘Endgame’ [ For the Edinburgh Festival 2002 ].
From 2007 to 2009 Anthony was the ‘In House’ set designer for the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth. He designed and created sets for ‘Little Women’, ‘The Humble Boy’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Breath of Life’, ‘The Wind In the Willows’, ‘See How They Run’, ‘Something To Hide’, ‘Disposing of the Body’ & ‘Ladies In Retirement’. He also designed the sets for the OTFM Productions of ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Bridgehouse Theatre, Warwick.
In 2014 Anthony wrote and directed the pantomime ‘CINDERELLA’ for ‘Nuneaton Pantomime & Revue Society’ at the Bedworth Civic Hall. This production broke box office records and won a NODA award for ‘Best Pantomime’. His follow up pantomime ‘SNOW WHITE’ then surpassed the previous box office figure and again won a NODA award for ‘Best Pantomime’. 2016’s ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ smashed the previous records and has been nominated for ‘Best Pantomime’.
Above: ‘Under Milk Wood’.
Above: Set and Scenic Work.
Above: Set Designs & Model Boxes.