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Thomas Malyon is a Brighton based set and costume designer working in theatre, opera, musicals and events.  With a BA in Sculpture from University of Brighton in 2012, he went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Set and Costume Design from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art under Head of Design, Gary Thorne in 2016. He has assisted Liz Ascroft, Tom Pye and Anna Fleischle on productions for Porgy and Bess - The Royal Danish Theatre, Tartuffe  – The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Only Fools and Horses The Musical - Theatre Royal Haymarket, Hangman – The Royal Court, Aeida – The Coliseum and has recently designed for The Guildhall School for Music and Drama, The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, UK

Tutor: Gary Thorne

Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Design (set and costume): Distinction

Sep 2014 – July 2016

University of Brighton, UK

First Class Degree [HONS] Fine Art Sculpture: High 2:1

Sep 2009 – July 2012

City College Brighton and Hove, UK

Art Foundation

Sep 2007 – July 2008: Merit


May 2021. Set/Costume Design, "The Turn of The Screw" Directed by Rory Fazan, The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, European Opera-directing Prize entry

October 2019. Set/Costume Design, "Mysterious Bruises" Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, The Vanbrugh Theatre, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

Aug-Dec 2012. Prop Maker, Theme Works, A Brighton based Events Company

January 2019. Design Assistant, "Only Fools and Horses The Musical" Directed by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, Designer Liz Ascroft, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

December 2018. Set Design, "The Pirates of Penzance" Directed by John Ramster, The Little Opera Company,  Uk Tour

June 2018. Set/Costume Design, "Opera Makers" Directed by John Ramster, Milton Court Theatre, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

July 2017. Set/Costume Design, Bunster+Malyon, "Der Freischutz", Directed by Oliver Platt, Black Heath Opera Hall, London

March 2017. Set/Costume Design, Bunster+Malyon, "Cheltenham Jazz Festival" Directed by Oliver Platt

November 2016. Design Assistant, “Aeida”, Directed by Phelam McDermoutt, Designer Tom Pye, The Coliseum, London

October 2016. Event Design, Bunster+Malyon, Match and Fuse, European Jazz Festival, London

September 2016. Set/Costume Design, Bunster+Malyon, “Shakespeare Unearthed”, Directed by Nona Shepard, Royal Court Theatre, Cunard, Queen Mary 2

August 2016. Set/Costume Design,  Bunster+Malyon, “L’Elisir d’Amore” Westminster Opera Company, Château de Panloy, France

May 2016. Set/Costume Design, “Mr Puntila and his Man Matti”, Directed by Simona Gornella, GBS Theatre, London

March 2016. Set/Costume Design, “Pains of Youth”, Directed by Polly Findlay, The GBS Theatre, London

January-February 2016. Set/Costume Design, co-designed,  Bunster+Malyon for RAM’s Opera Scenes (RAO Directed by Oliver Platt and VF Directed by Bruno Ravella), RADA Studios, London

July 2015. Design Assistant, “Hangman”, Directed by Martin McDonagh, Designer Anna Fleischle, The Royal Court, London

March 2014. Design Assistant, “Porgy and Bess”, Directed by John Doyle, Designer Liz Ascroft, The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen

Nov 2013. Assistant Designer, “Tartuffe”, Directed by Roxana Silburt, Designer Liz Ascroft, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

May 2013. Set Design/Build, Tanglehead Productions “The Graduate”, Claverndon Centre, Brighton Fringe Festival

May 2013. Set/Costume/Prop Design/Build, ”The Modernists”, Tanglehead Productions,  Komedia. Brighton Fringe Festival

Dec 2012. Set/Costume Design/Build, “Breathing Corpses”, Hux Productions, The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton


June 2008, Trafalgar Studios, Pelham Street, City College Brighton and Hove, Brighton; June 2009, Elastic Bang, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall; Jan 2010, Byam Sham Exhibition, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins, North London; Feb 2010, Here and Now, Brighton University, Curated by Barry Barker; March 2010, Basement Projects, FRED London, Vyner Street, London, Curated by Fred Man and Robin Page

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