Justin Nardella is a London based Set and Costume designer.  He has collaborated with some of the theatre and entertainment industry’s leading professionals to bring stories to life on stage, screen and through events.  He has been involved in shows around the globe, from award winning fringe productions to West End residencies and international tours.

Originally from Sydney Australia, Justin discovered his passion for theatre design through art, at Newtown High School for the Performing Arts. He went on to study at the  National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Australia’s leading theatre University. This was the start of his dedication to a career in design, which now spans over a decade in the industry.  Relocating to the UK in 2012, Justin became the international associate designer on Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical for six years.  He has worked on productions with the English National Opera, The Old Vic, Comédie Française, Odeon and Théâtre des Champse-Élysées.

 

In addition to his many design credits Justin was the recipient of the inaugural Australian BMW Young Artists Award.

PROJECTS

IN DEVELOPMENT

 

ELIXIR OF LOVE  

Dir. Jamie Manton /  WATERPERRY OPERA FESTIVAL

DIALOGUE DES CARMÉLITES

Dir. Matthew Everhardt / ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE SCOTLAND

 

 

2020

SONGS FOR NOBODIES

Dir. Simon Phillips / AUSTRALIAN TOUR

WAR REQUIEM

Dir. Daniel Kramer • Des. Wolfgang Tillmans / NATIONAL KAOSHIUNG CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (ASSOCIATE)

 

 

2019

YOUTH WITHOUT GOD

Dir. Stephanie Morh / CORONET THEATRE

EUGENE ONEGIN

Dir. Jamie Manton /  BUXTON FESTIVAL

SONGS FOR NOBODIES

Dir. Simon Phillips / AMBASSADOR'S THEATRE - WEST END

 

 

2018

ACIS & GALATEA

Dir. Sarah Tipple /   ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  STUDIO-LIVE

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Dir. Gemma Colclough /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SONGS FOR NOBODY

Dir. Simon Phillips•   WILTON'S MUSIC HALL 

THE TAP PACK

Dir. Nigel Turner-Carroll  /  PEACOCK THEATRE

LA TRAVIATA

 Dir. Deborah Warner / THEATRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES (Co-desigener)

WAR REQUIEM

Dir. Daniel Kramer Des. Wolfgang Tillmans  / ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  (Design Associate)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL 

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson  /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR (Design Associate)

 

 

2017

THE LIFE

Dir. Michael Blakemore /  SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK  

Dir. Gemma Colclough /  VAUDEVILLE - WEST END

LE GRAND MORT

Dir. Christopher Renshaw /  TRAFALGAR STUDIOS 

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Dir. Matthew Barclay / JIANGSU OPERA HOUSE

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson /  SOUTH AFRICA / HONG KONG 

 

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY

Dir. Deborah Warner Des. Tom Pye / COMÉDIE FRANÇAISE & ODEN THEATRE (Design Associate)

IN THE DEPTHS OF DEAD LOVE

Dir. Gerrard McArthur / THE CORONET THEATRE

 

 

2016

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Dir. Gemma Colclough  / SHERMAN THEATRE 

 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL 

 Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / NEW ZEALAND

 

KING LEAR

 Dir. Deborah Warner Des. Deborah Warner & Jean Kalman /  THE OLD VIC (Design Associate)

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE 

Dir. Daniel Kramer Des. Anish Kapoor / ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA  (Design Associate)

MR INCREDIBLE 

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  VAULT FESTIVAL / EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO 

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  OLD RED LION

MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK CHARITY BALL 

Daniel Sparrow Productions •  HILTON HOTEL LONDON BANKSIDE

 

 

2015

CASA VALENTINA

 Dir. Luke Shepherd / SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

 

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO?

Dir. Sarah Meadows / EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL / UK REGIONAL TOUR

LEGENDS  

Dir. Christopher Renshaw /  AUSTRALIAN TOUR

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Dean Bryant  Des. Brian Thomson / NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES / UK TOUR (Design Associate)

SPOILERS

Dir. Brendan McDonall / IRIS FILM FESTIVAL

MLC COCKTAIL EVENT

brightyoungthings / MLC School

 

 

2014

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / MADRID / SEOUL   (Design Associate)

WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO?  

Dir. Sarah Meadows /  CAMDEN PEOPLES THEATRE

 

 

2013

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Dir. Richard Pyros / BUSSEY BUILDING

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Dir. Simon Phillips Des. Brian Thomson / STOCKHOLM / UK TOUR  (Design Associate)

 

 

2012

TENDER NAPALM 

Dir. David Berthold /  LA BOITE THEATRE & BRISBANE FESTIVAL

L'ORFEO CONCERT (MONTEVERDI)

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA & BRISBANE FESTIVAL

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION 

Dir. Shannon Murphy / ENSEMBLE THEATRE

PORN CAKE

Dir. Shannon Murphy /  GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

MR CHICKEN GOES TO PARIS

NIDA Open Program Children's Production / PARADE THEATRE 

EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY

Dir. Lisa Freshwater / GLEN STREET THEATRE

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL HUB

brightyoungthings / SYDNEY TOWN HALL

JANE WILDE & GHD EXPO RUNWAY SHOWS 

THOMSON STREET EVENT - SYDNEY HAIR EXPO

 

SHISEIDO 140 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

THOMSON STREET EVENT / SYDNEY MUSUEM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 

CLOUD 9 MEDIA DINNER

brightyoungthings / SYDNEY

 

 

2011

SILENT DISCO 

Dir. Lee Lewis / GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

 Dir. Cristabal Sved / SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY - NEXT STAGE

MEET IN BEIJING OPERA CONCERT

Dir. Matthew Barclay / BEIJING & OPERA AUSTRALIA

ANDY X

Dir. Jim Sharman / SUNDAY PICTURES

BRISBANE FESTIVAL SITE DESIGN

Spiegeltent, Santos Light Lounge, Under the Radar Stage and Bar

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

PRICELINE PAMPER PARLOUR

THOMSON STREET /  MELBOURNE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

Dir. Justin Nardella BRISBANE FESTIVAL

ODE TO NO ONE SEASON LAUNCH

brightyoungthings - SYDNEY

MOUNT GAY RUM TOURING BAR

THOMSON STREET - SYDNEY

COINTREAU TOURING BAR

THOMSON STREET - SYDNEY

 

 

2010

ENGINE

Dir. Julian Louis / NORPRA & LA BOITE THEATRE

 

MACBETH

Dir. Christopher Hurrell /  DARLINGHURST THEATRE

 

GLACE CHASE in LAST NIGHT'S BEAUTY QUEEN

Dir. Christopher Hurrell  / DARLINGHURST THEATRE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

BRISBANE FESTIVAL SITE DESIGNS

Spiegeltent,  Under the Radar Stage and Bar

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

 

 

2009

BLISS

Dir. Shannon Murphy / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

 

WHORE

Dir. Christopher Hurrell / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

LADYBIRD

Dir. Lee Lewis / DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR

 

THE SCARE MUSIC VIDEO "COULD BE BAD"

Dir. Tom Noakes / EMI

BENEFIT (Short)

Dir. Jakub Jacko  / Des. Julio Himede (Art Director)

 

AUDI LIGHTHOUSE BUILDING LAUNCH

THOMSON STREET  - SYDNEY

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