Did you know? The Maria is named after a real woman… The theatre designer Maria Björnson.
Maria Björnson was an acclaimed designer working in theatre and opera across the world. She was a Tony and Drama Desk award-winning designer and one of her most notable designs was The Phantom of the Opera in 1986.
Maria Björnson, as painted by her friend Yolanda Sonnabend
One of Maria’s sketches for Touissant L’Overture
Maria Björnson sadly passed away unexpectedly on 13 December 2002.
Our current show in the Maria is After Miss Julie.