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ABOUT

Stewart is a UK based, multi award nominated scenic and costume designer, who’s work spans plays, musicals, opera and dance, as well as immersive and site specific productions. 

 

Known for his visual dramaturgy and collaborative nature, his design work has been seen both nationally and internationally from Dubai and China to London’s West End. 

Enquiries to John Rogerson at Collective Agents

John@CollectiveAgents.co.uk

+44 (0) 208 125 7830

 
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THE DARK

UK Tour | Peut-Etre Theatre | 2022

From the book by Lemony Snicket 

Adaptor and Director | Daphna Attias 

Set Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth 

Lighting Designer | Jo Palmer 

Costume Designer | Amy Jackson 

 Photos | Helen Maybanks 


“Lazlo is afraid of the dark. The Dark lives in the basement. It doesn’t visit Lazlo in his room. Until one night it does. . . Join Lazlo on his journey to meet the dark and find out why it will never bother him again.”

 
 
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THE WILD PARTY

Guildford School of Acting  | 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics | Michael John La Chiusa

Director | Cressida Carrè

Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth 

Lighting Designer | Rory Beaton 

Photos | Mark Senior 


“Queenie was a blonde and her age stood still and she danced twice a day at the Vaudeville”

A jazz and gin-soaked party in 1920s Manhattan sets the scene for this musical fable about debauchery and decadence, populated by a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone.

 
 
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DON GIOVANNI

Dorset Opera Festival | 2021

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Director | Paul Carr

Set Designer | Steve Howell

Costume Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth

Lighting Designer | Marc Rosette

Photos | Fritz Curzon


“Based on the legend of Don Juan, Mozart’s comedy tells the tale of the promiscuous and arrogant young nobleman, Don Giovanni, who has seduced and abandoned innumerable women throughout Europe. Soon, those he has wronged close in on him, leading to his inevitable and dramatic downfall with the Commendatore concluding the fight for his daughter’s honour from beyond the grave.”


“As Donna Elvira, Rebecca von Lipinski was tall, elegant and looked phenomenal in her Stewart J Charlesworth-designed couture!” Daily Express

 
 
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COSI FAN TUTTE

Dorset Opera Festival  | 2021

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Director | Chris Cowell

Set Designer | Steve Howell

Costume Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth

Lighting Designer | Marc Rosette

Photos | Fritz Curzon


“The pièce de résistance had to be the arrival of the sisters for the signing of their marriage contracts complete with Stewart J Charlesworth’s wedding dresses made from a mix of camouflage material and hospital bed sheets, but stylised to fit with the latest in fashion trends.” Daily Express

 
 
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THE SECRET GARDEN

Guildford School of Acting  | 2021

Book and Lyrics | Marsha Norman 

Music | Lucy Simon

Director | Shiv Rabheru 

Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth 

Lighting Designer | Rory Beaton 

Photos | Mark Senior 


“It seems remarkable that when we made the choice to produce The Secret Garden, the series of lockdowns we have all endured this year was near its beginning and we all believed that it would all be over in a month or two. In the last 14 months the musical has taken on a new resonance, dealing with a group of characters who is each, in their own way, learning how to rejoin the human race after a period of isolation and trauma. 

As we experience a spring that offers the hope that the darkest days are behind us (at least in this country), we can take heart from this story of optimism and rebirth.”

 
 
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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Laban Theatre  | 2022

Book, Music and Lyrics | Stephen Sondheim 


Director | Bryan Hodgeson  

Choreographer | Khiley Williams 

Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth 

Lighting Designer | Bretta Gerecke 

Photos | Tasky Prianou 

 
 
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MANON LESCAUT

Dorset Opera Festival  | 2022

Director |Chris Cowell
Set Designer | Bridget Kimak
Costume Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth
Lighting Designer | James Smith 
Photos | Julian Guidera

 
 
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THE MAGIC FLUTE

Dorset Opera Festival  | 2022

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Director | Paul Carr

Set Designer | Bridget Kimak

Costume Designer | Stewart J. Charlesworth

Lighting Designer | James Smith 

Photos | Julian Guidera


…Stewart J. Charlesworth’s strikingly colourful costumes… The Stage