John Bury (theatre Designer)
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John Bury Theatre Designer

John Bury OBE (27 January 1925 - 12 November 2000) was a British set, costume and lighting designer who worked for theatres in London, the rest of the UK, and Broadway and international opera.

After a period working for Theatre Workshop under the direction Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963, whose artistic director was then Peter Hall.[1] He became Head of Design and associate director of the National Theatre Company in 1973, then still based at the Old Vic.[1] For Hall's Broadway production of Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, Bury was nominated for Tony Awards for scenery, costumes and lighting and received the award for scenery and lighting.

He was also nominated for 5 more Tony Awards including his first production on Broadway, Harold Pinter's The Homecoming in 1967 and was appointed OBE in the 1979 New Year Honours.


  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Timothy (15 November 2000). "John Bury". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020.

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