Charles is a set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance and film. A recent graduate of NIDA, Charles also studied architectural design at Monash University.
Charles’ theatre designs include: A SMOKE SOCIAL (Darwin Festival); BUYER AND CELLAR and THE KITCHEN SINK (Ensemble Theatre); SMURF IN WANDERLAND (Griffin Theatre/National Theatre of Parramatta); the Helpmann Award nominated FLY (Lano and Woodley national tour, Token Events, set); THE WHALE (Old Fitz), UNFINISHED WORKS (Seymour Centre); co-design THE GRAND HOTEL (Sydney Grammar); KANDAHAR GATE, and WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE (NIDA). Charles was associate set designer for MURIEL’S WEDDING – THE MUSICAL (Sydney Theatre Company/Global Creatures). Charles’ opera designs include: THE CORONATION OF POPPEA (Pinchgut Opera); BIOGRAPHICA (Sydney Chamber Opera/Sydney Festival); OH MENSCH! (SCO, costume); HANSEL AND GRETEL directed by Michael Gow (Queensland Conservatorium); and associate set design for CARMEN and THE MERRY WIDOW (Opera Australia). Upcoming work includes design for: THE REVUE for Sydney Theatre Company; and ARTASERSE for Pinchgut Opera.
Charles was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for THE WHALE. Charles is a lecturer and mentor for NIDA’s undergraduate design programme. View Charles’ designs at: charlesdavisdesigner.com