The creative collaboration between Moiseiwitsch and Tyrone Guthrie began with Cyrano de Bergerac for the Old Vic, London, in October 1946. This was followed by:
Peter Grimes, Royal Opera House, November 1947; Henry VIII, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 1949; The Beggar's Opera, Lyric Aldeburgh, June 1950, co-designer Christine Pirie; The Passing Day, Northern Ireland Festival Company, March 1951 and July 1951; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford-upon-Avon, December 1951; Henry VIII, Old Vic, May 1953; Richard III, Stratford Festival, July 1953; All's Well That Ends Well, Stratford Festival, July 1953; The Taming of the Shrew, Stratford Festival, June 1954; Oedipus Rex, Stratford Festival, July 1954 (revived 1955 at Stratford-upon-Avon, toured to Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, and filmed in 1956); The Matchmaker, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, August 1954 and Royal Haymarket, November 1954; The Merchant of Venice, Stratford Festival, June 1955; A Life in the Sun, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, August 1955, The Matchmaker, Locust, Philadelphia and Royale, New York, October 1955; Twelfth Night, Stratford Festival, July 1957; The Merchant of Venice, Tel Aviv, 1959; All's Well That Ends Well, Stratford-upon-Avon, April 1959; Design of the Guthrie Theatre stage, Minneapolis, 1962-63; The Alchemist, Old Vic, November 1962; The Three Sisters, Hamlet, and The Miser, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1963; Saint Joan, Volpone,Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1964; The Cherry Orchard, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1965; As You Like It and The Skin of Our Teeth, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1966; Volpone, National Theatre Company/Old Vic, 1968; Macook's Corner, Ulster Theatre Company/Opera House, Belfast, Abbey Theatre, 1969; Swift, Abbey Theatre, 1969; Uncle Vanya, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1969; The Barber of Saville, Royal Brighton, 1971. (The Stage is All the World, pp. 129-133).
In August 2022, the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, announced the renaming of their small theatre, formerly known as the Studio, to that of the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse. The renaming was 'in honour of the hugely influential theatre designer that had an essential role in the creation of the Crucible complex.' https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/news/studio-renamed-the-tanya-moiseiwitsch-playhouse
We are planning to name a room after Moiseiwitsch - more of which in our next newsletter. We are also seeking to forge a strategic partnership or partnerships with appropriate organizations, so that we can create a bursary for an up-and-coming theatre designer to come to the Centre to make the most of our facilities, and of the creative environment that is The Tyrone Guthrie Centre. If this suggestion interests you, please contact our director at email@example.com
'Tanya Moiseiwitsch was a pioneer. Innovative, imaginative and a ground-breaker in her profession. Tanya created radical theatre shapes now enshrined and cherished in theatre buildings all over the world. Without her vision, neither the Crucible nor the newly named Playhouse would exist in the forms that they do. Hers is an incredible legacy.'
Sheffield Theatres, 'Our Studio is renamed The Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse, 8 August 2022, www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Researched and written by Dr Éimear O'Connor, Director of The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig.