This website is the online portfolio for Paul's work as a theatre-maker and artist; he has a separate Wordpress site for his articles, including his writing for Blue Pages .

Latest News

Paul has been nominated for an Off-Westend Award for Scenes from 68 Years, which closed recently at Arcola Theatre. Written by Hannah Khalil and directed by Chris White, it got great reviews. many praising the set design, including the Telegraph, which described how the "ingeniously sparse design put a junkheap of furniture to versatile use: an upended table becomes a taxi, shelves become a checkpoint, a fridge opens to reveal a cake left by a fleeing family but later belches a cloud of teargas."

Paul is currently  directing a collaborative piece about English radical history and folk music  with Daedalus Theatre Company and the Black Smock Band. (He's also in the band!) This had a work-in-progress sharing at Ovalhouse in November. He's also been working for Daedalus on The East Archive, producing and co-leading the project.

He's the scenographer for a devised piece loosely based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story Light is Like Water, being developed in Cardiff and Ponterdawe. More news on that soon.

He's also the scenographer for Green Man, a new piece for kids about urban/guerrilla gardening. He is also designing the accompanying interactive online content. This had a work-in-progress showing at the Southbank Centre roof garden and will soon be previewed in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Last year, in a new departure, he curated an exhibition of designs for dance,  selected from the Society of British Designers Transformation and Revelation open national exhibition, for the Gibberd Gallery Harlow, as part of the Light, Art, Action! exhibition.

Main image: A Place at the Table, Camden People's Theatre
The images in the website header are all from Selfish, also at Camden People's Theatre

Images copyright Paul Burgess unless credited otherwise. 
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