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Service of Thanksgiving for Peter Farmer

Posted on March 3, 2017

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A Service of Thanksgiving, celebrating the life and work of the eminent theatre designer Peter Farmer, will be held at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11am, to which all are welcome. Amongst those participating are Wayne Eagling, Kevin O’Hare and Sir Peter Wright.

Peter enjoyed a remarkable and prolific career that spanned 50 years, during which he worked with companies, choreographers and directors throughout the world, some of whom might welcome the opportunity to make a personal tribute. It is therefore intended to incorporate such tributes in the printed Order of Service. However, it will be appreciated that of necessity, these must be limited to one short paragraph. Should those wishing to contribute in this way please send their tribute to Peter Wilson at, no later than April 30.  Thank you.


Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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