Peter Farmer brought the theatre to life

A distinguished theatre designer who hailed from Luton has died. He worked for some of the world's most prestigious ballet companies.

Friday, 27th January 2017, 10:15 am
Updated Friday, 27th January 2017, 10:18 am
MBLH Peter Farmer Credit: Royal Opera House

Peter Farmer, a painter known for his beautiful set designs died earlier this month aged 80, after working for companies including The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

He began his career with The Royal Ballet, designing the 1971 production of Giselle, before working on ballet sets including The Sleeping Beauty - Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet production at The Royal Opera House.

Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, told The Royal Opera House News: “It is with great sadness that we heard of Peter Farmer’s passing.

A scene from The Sleeping Beauty by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House (Opening 25-03-14) ©Tristram Kenton 03/14 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: [email protected]

“Peter had a close relationship with the Royal Ballet companies over many years and distinguished many productions with his brilliant designs. His artistry, theatricality and wonderful humour will be missed by us all.”

A scene from The Sleeping Beauty by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House (Opening 25-03-14) ©Tristram Kenton 03/14 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: [email protected]