Max Dorey is a multi award nominated theatre designer who works across the UK. His designs have earned Off West End award nominations for ‘Best Set Design’ eight times, including Finalist for his design for ‘Talk Radio’ in 2018. In 2016 he was nominated for ‘Best Set Design’ in the Prestigious UK Theatre Awards for his design for ‘And Then Come The Nightjars’, alongside Lez Brotherston and Robert Jones.
Max Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, following a degree in Theatre Studies and English Literature at Leeds University’s Workshop Theatre. It was here he first started experimenting with modelmaking and puppetry, as well as multi disciplinary theatre making. In 2013, he was resident trainee designer at The Royal Shakespeare Company, working alongside the company and designers for a number of shows, including Henry IV starring Anthony Sher and Alex Hassel, and assisting Chris Oram for 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 returned to RSC in 2018 designing their First Encounters tour of Julius Caesar, Directed by Marieke Audsley.
He has previously 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.
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.