The Three Musketeers premiere Tallinn 23rd April 2009 Choreography David Nixon
design Charles Cusick Smith
Casse- Noisette premiere Toulouse 23rd April Choreography Michel Rahn design
Charles Cusick Smith
Charles Cusick Smith
Charles Cusick Smith was born in Glasgow, and studied at Glasgow School of Art and
Post Graduate at The Slade School of Art London.
Internationally Charles has designed many Operas and Ballets including: Giselle for
the Greek National Ballet, Giselle at the English National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet,
The Nutcracker, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliachi and Giselle in Estonia; Nabucco,
Aida, Don Carlos, The Wall, Ottello, Der Rosenkavalier and Cavalleria
Rusticana/Pagliachi in Germany and Il Trovotore and Spartacus in Hong Kong
choreographed by Irek Mokhamedov and Giselle in Athens Greece choreographed by Irek
European premieres include Follies and Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd (Best
Production 1990 TMA) as well as the European premiere of Ladies Night , For the Pop
Band Boyzone " Something Else Tour " and Rock Around the Dock (Granada TV).
His Musical design credits in the UK include Oklahoma, Dusty, Hot Stuff, Heavenly
Bodies, West Side Story, Slice of Saturday at Night, Chicago, Rock Hard, Hold Tight
It's 60's Night, Company, In the Midnight Hour, The Guardsman and Cliff the Musical.
Recent productions include Heartbreak House and Outlying Islands for Pitlochry
Festival Theatre, Blithe Spirit (Vienna's English Theatre 2007), Passing Places
(Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2007), Wild East (Not the National Theatre Company
2006), Three Musketeers (2006) and The Nutcracker (2007) (both for NBT), Cinderella
(Co-Design at the Lyceum Sheffield) and Sinbad the Sailor (Co-Design at York Theatre
Royal, Dec 2007).Duet for One (Vienna's English Theatre 2007),
Future projects in 2009), Casse - Noisette in Toulouse France April and Three
Musketeers (Estonia, April 2009). Carnaby Street a new musical for London in June,
The Life of Stuff in August Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Charles was twice awarded for his designs in the UK most notably the T.M.A. "Best
Designer" 1993 and the Evening News Award "Best Designer" 1986.