Contact



For graphic design enquiries:

E: graphics(at)josephbisatmarshall.com
josephbisatmarshall



About



Joseph Bisat Marshall is a UK based set designer and graphic designer. The graphic design section of Joseph Bisat Marshall’s studio produces print, digital and spatial work. Clients have included the Courtauld Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Association of British Cover Design, Visual Editions, Penguin, University of the Arts London and Ken Garland.

 

Joseph has a particular interest in typography and book design as well as graphic design for stage and film. He has produced countless pieces of on-stage graphic design for productions on the West End, Broadway and throughout Europe and North America.


Contact


For production design enquiries:

E: production(at)josephbisatmarshall.com
I: josephbisatmarshall



About


Joseph Bisat Marshall is a UK based set designer and graphic designer. He has created work for film, theatre, opera, and dance productions throughout Europe and North America. He is the associate designer of the live show Apollo 11 (US Tour) with Leslie Travers, with whom he has worked on a number of productions including Carmen (Welsh National Opera), Manon Lescaut and Francesca da Rimini (La Scala), Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera), Death of a Salesman and Twelfth Night (Manchester Royal Exchange), Werther (Opéra National de Lorraine), Le Baron Tzigane (Grand Théâtre de Genève), La Clemenza di Tito (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Fiddler on the Roof (Malmö Opera) and The Haunted Manor (Polish National Opera).

 

Joseph designed the UK tour of Salomé by Edifice Dance Theatre and recently designed on-stage graphics for RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour and The League of Gentlemen Live Again!. He has assisted many of the world’s most renowned designers including Lez Brotherston, Andy Walmsley, Thaddeus Strassberger, Stewart Laing, Michael Pavelka, Totie Driver, Matt Kinley, Paul Brown and Scott Pask as well as producer Cameron Mackintosh.



Full credits

2019

Salomé, UK Tour,
Dir. Edifice Dance Theatre,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Rusalka, Santa Fe Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Carmen, Welsh National Opera,
Dir. Jo Davies,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Apollo 11, US Tour,
Dir. Scott Farris,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Associate Designer


RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour, World Tour,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Artwork Designer


Manon Lescaut, Teatro all Scala,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


La Clemenza di Tito, Los Angeles Opera,
Dir. Thaddeus Strassberger,
Des. Thaddeus Strassberger
Role: Assistant Designer


Katya Kabonova, Scottish Opera,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


2018

Swan Lake, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


The League of Gentlemen Live Again!, UK Tour,
Des. Duncan McLean
Role: Artwork Designer


Death of a Salesman, Manchester Royal Exchange,
Dir. Sarah Frankcom,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Werther, Opéra National de Lorraine,
Dir. Bruno Ravella,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


A Greek Passion, Ekaterinburg State Opera,
Dir. Thaddeus Strassberger,
Des. Thaddeus Strassberger
Role: Assistant Designer


2017

Darling, I Don’t Sell Dreams..., The Place, London,
Dir. Hanna Wroblewski,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Twelfth Night, The Globe Theatre,
Dir. Emma Rice,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Fiddler on the Roof, Malmö Opera,
Dir. Orpha Phelan,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Twelfth Night, Manchester Royal Exchange,
Dir. Jo Davies,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Fiddler on the Roof, Chichester Festival Theatre,
Dir. Daniel Evans,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


La Baron Tzigane, Grand Théâtre de Genève,
Dir. Christian Räth,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Hairy Ape, Park Avenue Armoury, New York,
Dir. Richard Jones,
Des. Stewart Laing
Role: Assistant Designer


La Bohème, Royal Opera House,
Dir. Richard Jones,
Des. Stewart Laing
Role: Assistant Designer


La Clemenza di Tito, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


2016

The Phantom of the Opera 30th Anniversary, Her Majesty’s Theatre, London,
Des. David Harris, Orig. Maria Björnson
Role: Assistant Designer


Funny Girl, Savoy Theatre,
Dir. Michael Mayer,
Des. Michael Pavelka
Role: Assistant Designer


The Marriage of Figaro, Lyric Opera of Kansas City,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Lyric Opera of Kansas City


Idaho!, The Smith Center, Las Vegas,
Dir. Matt Lenz,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Assistant Designer


Africarmen, UK Tour,
Dir. Bawren Tavaziva,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Cabaret Jazz, The Smith Center, Las Vegas,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Artwork Designer


Half a Sixpence, Chichester Festival Theatre,
Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh,
Des. Paul Brown
Role: Assistant Designer


Flowers for Mrs Harris, Theatre Royal Stratford East,
Dir. Erica Whyman,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Show Boat, New London Theatre,
Dir. Daniel Evans,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


2015

I Puritani, Welsh National Opera,
Dir. Annilese Miskimmon,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Elysium, Den Norske Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Haunted Manor, Polish National Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Edward Scissorhands, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Pride and Prejudice, Sheffield Crucible,
Dir. Tamara Harvey,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Oh What a Lovely War, Theatre Royal Stratford East,
Dir. Terry Johnson,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, London,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver, Matt Kinley
Role: Assistant Designer


2014

The Phantom of the Opera, US Tour,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Paul Brown
Role: Assistant Designer


Miss Saigon, Beatrix Theatre, Utrecht; Tokyo,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver
Role: Assistant Designer


2013

Oliver!, UK Tour,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver
Role: Assistant Designer


2017 | Installation

This installation piece, entitled Now the Great Bear and Pleiades, was co-designed with Leslie Travers for Orchestra of Letters, an exhibition at Lettering Arts Centre, Suffolk, UK.

Exhibition catalogue text:

‘Who can decipher in storm or starlight’ is a line taken from ‘Now the Great Bear and Pleiades’, an aria in Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes, which was performed on Aldeburgh beach in 2013. The aria enacts the tragic, internal dialogue of the character Peter Grimes, revealing him as an afflicted soul within a hardened exterior who has an irrevocable destiny. The musical poetry of the aria is testament to the ability of music to surpass language in the communication of experience.

In this piece, the line provides a description of an artistic practice, portraying a creative life as a kind of madness set somewhere within the bounds of order and chaos. Viewers are invited to imagine an artist — in the broadest sense of the word — situated at a desk, consumed by their work. Within this space, held between a heavy steel frame, there is order and chaos, linearity and divergence, sense and madness. There is a ubiquitous attempt to move beyond words.

The freshly sawn oak used to create the piece will continue to warp and crack for a number of years. The continuous movement, unpredictable yet susceptible to its surroundings, is designed to be reminiscent of an artist at work. There is no way of knowing what will happen.



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This website is split into the two sections of Joseph Bisat Marshall Studio: graphic design and a production design (stage and screen). Joseph’s graphic design studio produces print, digital and spatial work. As a production designer, he has created work for theatre, musical theatre, opera and dance productions throughout Europe and North America. He is the associate designer of the live show, Apollo 11.


Contact

×



For graphic design enquiries:

E: graphics(at)josephbisatmarshall.com
I: josephbisatmarshall



About


Joseph Bisat Marshall is a UK based set designer and graphic designer. The graphic design section of Joseph Bisat Marshall’s studio produces print, digital and spatial work. Clients have included the Courtauld Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Association of British Cover Design, Visual Editions, Penguin, University of the Arts London and Ken Garland.

 

Joseph has a particular interest in typography and book design as well as graphic design for stage and film. He has produced countless pieces of on-stage graphic design for productions on the West End, Broadway and throughout Europe and North America.


Contact

×



For production design enquiries:

E: production(at)josephbisatmarshall.com
josephbisatmarshall



About


Joseph Bisat Marshall is a UK based set designer and graphic designer. He has created work for film, theatre, opera, and dance productions throughout Europe and North America. He is the associate designer of the live show Apollo 11 (US Tour) with Leslie Travers, with whom he has worked on a number of productions including Carmen (Welsh National Opera), Manon Lescaut and Francesca da Rimini (La Scala), Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera), Death of a Salesman and Twelfth Night (Manchester Royal Exchange), Werther (Opéra National de Lorraine), Le Baron Tzigane (Grand Théâtre de Genève), La Clemenza di Tito (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Fiddler on the Roof (Malmö Opera) and The Haunted Manor (Polish National Opera).

 

Joseph designed the UK tour of Salomé by Edifice Dance Theatre and recently designed on-stage graphics for RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour and The League of Gentlemen Live Again!. He has assisted many of the world’s most renowned designers including Lez Brotherston, Andy Walmsley, Thaddeus Strassberger, Stewart Laing, Michael Pavelka, Totie Driver, Matt Kinley, Paul Brown and Scott Pask as well as producer Cameron Mackintosh.


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Full credits

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2019

Salomé, UK Tour,
Dir. Edifice Dance Theatre,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Rusalka, Santa Fe Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Carmen, Welsh National Opera,
Dir. Jo Davies,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Apollo 11, US Tour,
Dir. Scott Farris,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Associate Designer


RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour, World Tour,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Artwork Designer


Manon Lescaut, Teatro all Scala,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


La Clemenza di Tito, Los Angeles Opera,
Dir. Thaddeus Strassberger,
Des. Thaddeus Strassberger
Role: Assistant Designer


Katya Kabonova, Scottish Opera,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


2018

Swan Lake, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


The League of Gentlemen Live Again!, UK Tour,
Des. Duncan McLean
Role: Artwork Designer


Death of a Salesman, Manchester Royal Exchange,
Dir. Sarah Frankcom,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Werther, Opéra National de Lorraine,
Dir. Bruno Ravella,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


A Greek Passion, Ekaterinburg State Opera,
Dir. Thaddeus Strassberger,
Des. Thaddeus Strassberger
Role: Assistant Designer


2017

Darling, I Don’t Sell Dreams..., The Place, London,
Dir. Hanna Wroblewski,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Twelfth Night, The Globe Theatre,
Dir. Emma Rice,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Fiddler on the Roof, Malmö Opera,
Dir. Orpha Phelan,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Twelfth Night, Manchester Royal Exchange,
Dir. Jo Davies,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Fiddler on the Roof, Chichester Festival Theatre,
Dir. Daniel Evans,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


La Baron Tzigane, Grand Théâtre de Genève,
Dir. Christian Räth,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Hairy Ape, Park Avenue Armoury, New York,
Dir. Richard Jones,
Des. Stewart Laing
Role: Assistant Designer


La Bohème, Royal Opera House,
Dir. Richard Jones,
Des. Stewart Laing
Role: Assistant Designer


La Clemenza di Tito, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


2016

The Phantom of the Opera 30th Anniversary, Her Majesty’s Theatre, London,
Des. David Harris, Orig. Maria Björnson
Role: Assistant Designer


Funny Girl, Savoy Theatre,
Dir. Michael Mayer,
Des. Michael Pavelka
Role: Assistant Designer


The Marriage of Figaro, Lyric Opera of Kansas City,
Dir. Stephen Lawless,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Lyric Opera of Kansas City


Idaho!, The Smith Center, Las Vegas,
Dir. Matt Lenz,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Assistant Designer


Africarmen, UK Tour,
Dir. Bawren Tavaziva,
Des. Joseph Bisat Marshall
Role: Designer


Cabaret Jazz, The Smith Center, Las Vegas,
Des. Andy Walmsley
Role: Artwork Designer


Half a Sixpence, Chichester Festival Theatre,
Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh,
Des. Paul Brown
Role: Assistant Designer


Flowers for Mrs Harris, Theatre Royal Stratford East,
Dir. Erica Whyman,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Show Boat, New London Theatre,
Dir. Daniel Evans,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


2015

I Puritani, Welsh National Opera,
Dir. Annilese Miskimmon,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Elysium, Den Norske Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


The Haunted Manor, Polish National Opera,
Dir. David Pountney,
Des. Leslie Travers
Role: Assistant Designer


Edward Scissorhands, Sadler’s Wells Theatre,
Dir. Matthew Bourne,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Pride and Prejudice, Sheffield Crucible,
Dir. Tamara Harvey,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Oh What a Lovely War, Theatre Royal Stratford East,
Dir. Terry Johnson,
Des. Lez Brotherston
Role: Assistant Designer


Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, London,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver, Matt Kinley
Role: Assistant Designer


2014

The Phantom of the Opera, US Tour,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Paul Brown
Role: Assistant Designer


Miss Saigon, Beatrix Theatre, Utrecht; Tokyo,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver
Role: Assistant Designer


2013

Oliver!, UK Tour,
Dir. Laurence Connor,
Des. Totie Driver
Role: Assistant Designer


×

2017 | Installation

This installation piece, entitled Now the Great Bear and Pleiades, was co-designed with Leslie Travers for Orchestra of Letters, an exhibition at Lettering Arts Centre, Suffolk, UK.

Exhibition catalogue text:

‘Who can decipher in storm or starlight’ is a line taken from ‘Now the Great Bear and Pleiades’, an aria in Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes, which was performed on Aldeburgh beach in 2013. The aria enacts the tragic, internal dialogue of the character Peter Grimes, revealing him as an afflicted soul within a hardened exterior who has an irrevocable destiny. The musical poetry of the aria is testament to the ability of music to surpass language in the communication of experience.

In this piece, the line provides a description of an artistic practice, portraying a creative life as a kind of madness set somewhere within the bounds of order and chaos. Viewers are invited to imagine an artist — in the broadest sense of the word — situated at a desk, consumed by their work. Within this space, held between a heavy steel frame, there is order and chaos, linearity and divergence, sense and madness. There is a ubiquitous attempt to move beyond words.

The freshly sawn oak used to create the piece will continue to warp and crack for a number of years. The continuous movement, unpredictable yet susceptible to its surroundings, is designed to be reminiscent of an artist at work. There is no way of knowing what will happen.




Now the Great Bear and Pleiades, 2017






Unassembled timber pieces, 2017







Joseph Bisat Marshall Studio © 2019