Christopher Richardson, set designer for Maurice's Jubilee, trained under Sir Hugh Casson at the Royal College of Art. There he gained a silver medal for Experimental Theatre Design and was co-winner of the Prix d’Etranger at the 1965 Paris Biennale. He taught design and drama in Rutland for twenty years before he set up and ran, until 2005, The Pleasance Theatre Festival . In 1987 he formed Theatre Futures, a theatre consultancy whose work includes, the Theatre By The Lake in Keswick and The Jersey Opera House. He has designed for Rowan Atkinson, the National Youth Music Theatre, Nichola Mcauliffe’s play National Hero and more recently, A British Subject. He was Chairman of the Society of British Theatre Designers for 8 years, is a member of the Society of Theatre Consultants and lives in Islington with a sloppy black Labrador.