Hogarth's Progress: The Taste Of The Town


  • Main Auditorium
  • 21 September 2018 - 21 October 2018
  • The Taste of the Town is the second play in Hogarth's Progress Double Bill
    Written by Nick Dear | Directed by Anthony Banks

Douglas OConnell

Video & Projection Designer

Douglas is an award winning Digital Theatre specialist and has been working in universities in the US, UK and India. He has received a fellowship award for Promising New Research from the University of the Arts London and a grant from the British Arts Council to lead Digital Performance for the UKIERI Thematic Partner at Hyderabad University, India. In 1998 Douglas was awarded the John Jefferson Award for The Ballard of Frankie and Jonny.

Previous designs include: Pinocchio (National Ballet of Canada); Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Theatre); Officer and a Gentleman, Sunset Boulevard, Scrooge The Musical, Grease (Leicester Curve), Into the Woods (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Mystery Plays (York Minster Cathedral); Don Giovanni (Hampstead Garden Opera Company); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); Mozart and Son: Benefit Gala (Royal Opera House); 300th Anniversary Gala (St Johns Smith Square); Nine O’Clock Slot (Ice and Fire / Red Gallery); Letter of Last Resort (Traverse Theatre); Sticks and Stones (Polka Theatre); Miss Atomic Bomb (Ambassador Theatre); Dance Marathon (Barbican Theatre); Fit and Proper People, Silence (Royal Shakespeare Company); This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre); The Thief of Baghdad (Linbury Studio); Turn of the Screw (Arcola Theatre); Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party (Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith). 

Douglas has worked in design in theatre throughout New York and Chicago including the Apple Corp NY, John Drew Theatre, East Hampton NY and Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. Now based in London he has worked as lead artist on numerous commissioned projects in collaboration with the Emergency Exit Arts, National Youth Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Save The Children International, and the Greenwich/Dockland Festival London. Douglas’s designs for Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party are held in collections in the British Library Collection in the Pinter Archives. Douglas is currently an Associated / Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Buford and Wimbledon College of Art