Ian Teague is a Designer who has designed over 150 productions.
While best known for his small scale touring, TIE and young people’s theatre work, Ian also designs main house productions, community plays and site specific work. Recent design work includes creating an Elizabethan theatre space for Westminster School, an acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s Animal Farm and a series of musical theatre productions for Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
His design projects include main house rep shows, community plays, educational theatre, small-scale touring and, site-specific work. This has been for a wide range of companies including The Royal National Theatre, Cardboard Citizens, Polka Theatre Wimbledon, Theatre Royal Stratford East, 7:84 (Scotland), Durham Theatre Company, Cheltenham Everyman, Liverpool Everyman, Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Barking Broadway, Westminster School, Forest Forge, New Perspectives, London Bubble, Make Believe Arts, Action Transport, Spare Tyre and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
For Eastern Angles Ian has designed Up out of The Sea, Round The Twist and The Brontes of Dunwich Heath.
Ian is a Creative Associate with theatre and education company MakeBelieve Arts: he has designed touring productions The Lorax, Gulliver’s Travels, The Woman Who Cooked Everything , Giant Tours , Perchance To Dream and Journey to the Centre of the Brain and a series of short films about how the brain works called The World Inside Me.
As a lecturer and workshop facilitator, Ian has worked with several institutions including Central St. Martins, London Metropolitan University, and The University of Kent.
He is currently passing on the dubious wisdom he has accrued over the last 38 years at The BRIT School in Croydon where he is Assistant Director of Production Arts and teaches Set Design to 16 -18 year olds.
In 2003 his designs for small cast Shakespeare productions formed part of the British Golden Triga winning exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial.
Ian ran a Saturday morning Art and Design club for 14-16 year olds at London Metropolitan University. Part of the Sorrel Foundations National Art and Design Club network, the group has recently collaborated with ENOs Baylis Programme to create headdresses for the project Millions of Years a community event inspired by the Phillip Glass opera Akhnaten.
Thanks to Ian Teague’s excellent design and costumes (half-masks, adapted hoodies etc), there’s a weird cognitive dissonance between the enlightened trappings of the actual farm and the atrocities (purges registered as the crashing of bodies against the wooden walls of a shut barn) that are fictionally perpetrated upon it.The Independent