Julian Crouch is an independent director, designer, writer, maker, teacher, illustrator and musician, whose career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film and television. Initially a mask and puppet maker and with much of his life based in London, in the mid- 1990’s he co-founded London’s Improbable Theatre Company. Improbable’s productions have gained far-reaching national and international recognition. Julian co-created, co-directed and designed the multi-award winning Shockheaded Peter. His opera work has included set design and associate direction for Satyagraha at the ENO and The Met Opera, and staging the 125th Gala for the Met. On Broadway Julian designed The Addams Family Musical and Big Fish. More recently Julian co-directed and designed Jedermann for the Salzburg Festival. His recent set design for Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Broadway earned him a Tony Nomination. This year he designed The Merry Widow for the Met Opera, Le Petit Prince for Lausanne Opera and Mackie Messer for the Salzburg Festival.
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