Max Dorey is a multi award nominated theatre designer who works extensively across the UK. He trained in theatre design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, following a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at Leeds University Workshop Theatre, where he developed an interest in design and puppetry. His designs have earned Off West End award nominations for ‘best set design’ seven times. He has worked in film, TV and installation for a variety of projects. In 2016 he was nominated for ‘Best Design’ in the Prestigious UK Theatre Awards for his design for ‘And Then Come The Nightjars’, Alongside Lez Brotherston and Robert Jones.

In 2013, he was resident trainee designer at The Royal Shakespeare Company, working alongside the company and designers for a number of in house shows, including Henry IV with Anthony Sher, and Wolf Hall. During that year he also designed two shows for the inaugural ‘Midsummer Mischief’ Festival at the new ‘Other Place’ venue. That year he was also a finalist for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, during which time he worked with the National Theatre of Scotland.

He has assisted several designers, including Ultz, Chris Oram, Tom Piper, Ben Stones, Michael Vale, Angela Davies, Libby Watson and Paul Wills, in venues including the National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Max also makes models, scuplture and illustrates, as well as teaching and lecturing. you can see modelmaking, illustration and other work on his Instagram, and you can follow him on Twitter here

For a full list of productions Max has coming up and has worked on, see the CV page

Max is represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency – to get in touch, see the Contact page.