Mydd Pharo is an award-winning Designer, Director and Visual Dramaturg working in theatre, opera, TV, Film and live event, creating both intimate and epic scale installations and productions throughout the UK and internationally. His work primarily focuses on immersive and interactive audience experiences and expands both conventional performance spaces and discovered ones.
He is Artistic Director of NPO company WildWorks, an international site-specific theatre company specialising in large-scale performances in unusual locations.
He has also designed works for:
Kneehigh Theatre, Wildworks, The Globe, The Royal Court, Punchdrunk, 1418NOW, NationalTheatre, National Theatre Wales, National Theatre Scotland, Battersea Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith, Young Vic, Paines plough, Stratford East, The Eden Project.
“ Working site-specifically, Mydd draws on stories and experiences of real people and real places, offering them back elevated to the status of epic myth. His work celebrates the magic in the ‘Mundane’ “
“Mydd Pharo is a genuine one-off! Primal, surprising and witty, his work combines the ancient and modern, the urban and the rural. He is a visual magician; a theatre shaman, no less!” Emma Rice – Wise Children
UNCOMMON LAND – WILDWORKS – BSIDE FESTIVAL – Director & Costume Designer – PORTLAND – Sept 2023
Selected Past works include:
GRACELAND – The Royal Court – Designer – Director: Izzy Rabey & Anna Himali Howard, Writer: Ava Wong Davies – Feb 2023
I AM KEVIN – WILDWORKS – Director & Costume Designer – Carlyon Bay, CORNWALL – July 2022
BEHIND THE POSTCARD – Director – CORNWALL – 2021
MEET ME AT THE EDGE FILM – WILDWORKS – Director – Botallack Cliffs, CORNWALL – 2021
COVENTRY CITY OF CULTURE – LAUNCH 2021 – Visual Dramaturg – 2021
THE THIRD DAY AUTUMN – Sky, HBO & Punchdrunk – Costume designer – 2020
MEET ME AT THE EDGE – WILDWORKS – Director – Botallack Cliffs, CORNWALL – Sept 2020
I WANNA BE YOURS – Paines Plough, Tamasha – Set and Costume designer – 2019
EARTH STORY – Designer –The Eden Project Cornwall – 2019
N:DLESS – Trifle Gathering productions – Designer – Dir Kyla Goodey – 2019
100: UnEarth – WILDWORKS – The Lost Gardens of Heligan – July 2018.
Party Skills for The End Of The World – Costume design – The Assembly Hall – Nigel Barrett, Louise Mari, Abigail Conway, Shoreditch Town Hall, February 2018,
Hearty – Emma Frankland – The Yard Now18 – 2018 – 2019
Prideaux Angels – Dance Republic 2 – Simon Birch – Prideaux Place – Padstow – Dec 2017
Wolf’s Child – WildWorks, Trelowarren Estate, Cornwall, July 2017
The Great Survey of Hastings – WildWorks – Root 1066 International Arts Festival – Hastings – Sept 2016
Hansel Und Gretel – Royal College of Music, July 2016
A Great Night Out – WildWorks – Sunderland Cultural Spring – Sunderland – May 2016
The Body – Nigel & Louise – The Barbican, London, Nov 2015 (The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award)
The Cinema of Dreams – WildWorks, Dream Cities, Tunis, Nov 2015 (British Council)
Rituals for Change – Emma Frankland/ None Of Us is Yet A Robot, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh, Aug 2015
Wolf’s Child – WildWorks, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, May 2015
Twice Upon A Castle – WildWorks, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Belgium, April – Nov 2015
Once Upon A Castle – WildWorks, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Belgium, April – Nov 2014
The Yule-tide Ark-ive – WildWorks, The Eden Project, Cornwall, Dec 2014
100: The Day Our World Changed – WildWorks, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, Aug 2014
Nablus: City of Stories – WildWorks, Palestine, Sep 2013
Tony Teardrop – Cut To The Chase, St Luke’s Bomb-Out Church, Liverpool, Feb 2013
Arkive – WildWorks, The National Theatre, London, August 2012
BABEL – WildWorks and BAC, World Stages London, Caledonian Park, May 2012
The Wild Bride – Kneehigh Theatre, The Lyric Hammersmith, The Asylum, Cornwall, Summer & USA Tour 2011 – 2012
The Passion – WildWorks/ National Theatre Wales/ Michael Sheen, Port Talbot, Wales, April 2011
Enchanted Palace – WildWorks, Kensington Palace, London 2010 – 2012
How Long Would You Wait? – Effervescent Social Alchemy, NHS film campaign, 2010
Aqua – Four Generations Project, Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Northern Kenya, 2008
Mydd studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art and Fine Art Installation at Falmouth College of Arts.
Mydd has exhibited selected works at the V&A Museum London.
© Myriddin Pharo 2022