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Cinderella man: Tom Pye on designing sets for Covent Garden

If Tom Pye greets me on the doorstep of his studio in south London like an old friend, it’s because I am. We both studied for a degree in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art in the late 1980s, and Tom is one of a handful of us who went on to enjoy an international career designing sets and costumes for plays, television, opera and dance. His sets for Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at English National Opera can currently be seen at the London Coliseum.

Tom Pye with the Cinderella Palace set at the ROH Production Workshop in Thurrock, January

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