Most recent productions include The King’s Speech (Birmingham Rep, Chichester and UK tour); Mermaid (Shared Experience); Orfeo (Royal Opera House and Roundhouse); Tamburlaine The Great (Theatre For a New Audience, NY); The House That Will Not Stand (Tricycle); Hamlet, The Libertine, King Lear (Citizens, Glasgow); Bakersfield Mist (West End); The Big Meal (Theatre Royal Bath and Hightide); and Red Velvet (Tricycle and NY). He has worked at the National Theatre, Donmar, Soho, Dundee Rep, Bush, Gate Dublin, Nottingham Playhouse, Hampstead and Sheffield Crucible. Tom Piper was the Associate Designer of the RSC for ten years; recent work there includes Love for Love; Christmas Truce; Antony and Cleopatra (RSC/Miami/NY); Boris Godunov; Much Ado About Nothing; Macbeth; City Madam, and the complete History Cycle, for which he won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Costume Design and was nominated for the Award for Best Set Design.
He was the designer for the critically acclaimed poppy installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, at the Tower of London. He received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours, 2015. He also received the ‘Contribution to London’s Cultural Excellence’ award at the London Awards and came first in The Telegraph’s Briton of the Year in early 2015.