Last updated September 2013 - See main page of website for up to date work.

I am interested in designing performance environments that have the ability to involve and incorporate the audience, creating an interesting reality that allows the story to happen.
I strive to design worlds that hold many secrets,  gradually revealed to the audience throughout the performance, as the story unfolds.
I feel it is important for all aspects of a set and performance to be used in a visually pleasing way.  I try to approach scene changes, moving of set and in some cases costume changes as part of the performance and find a beautiful and interesting way for these to happen.
Rather than disguising necessary changes I try when possible to develop a way of incorporating them into the visual landscape of the play.

I also work as a prop maker, scenic painter and costume maker. I really enjoy working practically and enjoy the process of problem solving and figuring out the best method and materials for the job.

Theatre Design

Current   The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Tutti Frutti Theatre Company. Set and Costume Designer.

Current   Cinderella. Georgian Theatre Royal. Richmond. Set Designer.

July 2013 Take Cover. By Gin and Swing, our devised walkabout theatre piece was launched at the Secret Garden Party in July. Co set design, prop maker, deviser and director with Dean Sudron.

Feb to Promised Land. Red Ladder Theatre Company. The Carriageworks Leeds. Set Designer
June 2012

April to Leeds Canvas Over worlds and Underworlds with the Quay Brothers. The Dark Arches 
May 2012 Leeds. Set designer, maker and Art Director.

February to Not Much Matches Mansfield. Mansfield Palace Theatre. Site specific performances across
July 2012 five outdoor locations in town centre. Set, prop and Costume design and making.

October to  Prince of Denmark. Arts Support Service. Nottingham and Sheffield. National Theatre 
February 2012 Connections Project. Set and Costume designer.

September to The Book in my Head is now on the Page. A Quiet Word. The Leeds Library. 
October 2011 Site specific performance. Designer and Model maker.

July 2011 Santa's Grotto and overall Xmas market design. UK Wide

May  to Frankensteine. Arts Support Service Nottingham. Set and Costume 
July 2011 Designer. Lakeside Arts Centre.

February to Brassed Off. Mansfield Palace Theatre. Set and Costume Designer. Director: Christopher Neil.
June 2011

March to SBTD Exhibition. Exhibiting 'Looking for the Rainbow' Model box and costume drawings. 
April 2011 Cardiff.

December2010 to The Edge of the Unknown. A Quiet Word. Site specific Set and Costume Designer Lit and Phil, 
March 2011 Newcastle. Directors: Alison Andrews and Maurice O'Connell

September  to The Terror Season - Reanimator, The Exclusion Zone, Country and The Unimaginable. 
October 2010 The Sticking Place and Seabright Productions. Southwark Playhouse. Set and Costume Designer
Directors: Hannah Eidenow, Mark Ravenhill, Jason Lawson, Adam Maggido.

August 2010      The Great British Weekend. The Pleasance. Vauxhall Collective. The Mound Edinburgh. Set and Costumer Designer. Director: Hannah Eidenow.

May to Dream Play. Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham. Arts support Service.  
July 2010 

May to Bittersweet Sunshine. Red Ladder Theatre Company. Set and Costume Designer. 
June 2010 Carriage works Leeds. Emerge Festival.

April 2010 Bomber's Moon. Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham. Design Associate. 
Designer Laura McEwen. Director: Matt Aston Writer: William Ivory.

March 2010 Under Milk Wood. Mansfield Palace Theatre. Set and Costume Designer. 
Director: Christopher Neil.

January Looking for the Rainbow. Big Window Theatre Company. National Tour. Set and Costume 
to May 2010 Designer. Director: Penny Breakwell.
November 2009 Those Magnificent Men. Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham and U.K tour and Edinburgh Festival 2011  Assistant Designer and model maker to Helen Davies. Director: Daniel Buckroyd.

October 2009 West Side Story. Nottingham Arts Theatre. Set Design Consultant.

September to Seven Jewish Children. Roundabout Theatre at Nottingham Playhouse Set and 
October 2009 Costume Designer. Director: Andrew Breakwell.

July 2009 The Insect Play. Thoresby Riding Hall, Nottingham. Set and Costume Designer.

June 2009 Six Characters in Search of an Author. New Theatre Nottingham. Set Designer.

February 2009 Burglars. Roundabout Theatre at Nottingham Playhouse. Set Design and Construction, Scenic Painting and Prop Design and Construction. Director: Andrew Breakwell.

January to The Heights. Stoney Street Theatre and Steven Joseph Theatre  
March 2009 Scarborough, Set, Costume, Puppet and Mask  Design and Construction. Director: Ian Smith.

January to  Pericles. York Theatre Royal main stage, Set designer. Director: Julian Ollive.
April 2009

November 2008 Aladdin. Roundabout Theatre at Nottingham Playhouse. Leading workshops in primary schools  with ages 7 to 11.

September  2008 More story Please. Big Window Theatre Company. Midlands tour for ages 2-4. Assistant Designer to Laura Mc Ewen and construction of set. Director: Penny Breakwell.

July 2008 Kids Play. Television Workshop ltd. Stoney Street Studio Theatre. Set design, Construction and Scenic Artist. Director: Ian Smith.

June to July 2008 Our Day Out. Art workshop assistant, teaching in four schools throughout Bulwell (Nottingham) With children age 11 and 12. In association with the Roundabout Theatre at Nottingham Playhouse. 
March to May 2008 Smile. Nottingham Lakeside Theatre. Design and construction of Puppet set for film section, prop sourcing and scenic painting. Director: Matt Aston. Designer: Laura Mc Ewen. 
                             Writer: Stephen Lowe
March 2008            Twelfth Night. Television workshop in association with the Shakespeare Youth festival at Nottingham Playhouse. Set Construction and Scenic Painting.

April 2008 Galactic Space Hop. Livestock Entertainment Ltd. Finsbury Town Hall. (Touring show.)
Artistic Director, Set design, Prop Design, Lighting Design, Scenic artist and Prop/set Construction.

December 2007        Burying Your Brother in the Pavement Television Workshop ltd.  Set Design, Lighting Design, Construction, Scenic Painting, Program design. Director: Ian Smith.

For reference please contact: 
Alison Andrews: 07738519518 (A Quiet Word), Laura McEwen: 07846056396,   Christopher Neil: 07932154242 (Mansfield Palace Theatre), Jeremy Cort: 07947105388 (Art Support Service, Patrick Connellan: 0115 848 4850 (Nottingham Trent), Ian Smith: 07769886004 (The Television workshop ltd) Hannah Eidenow: 07958453364. Lucie Conran 07957681781 (Leeds Canvas)

Prop maker and scenic painting

I have experience in scenic painting, sculpting and making puppets and props. Particular skills include fibre-glassing,
poly carving, carpentry, set construction, model making, upholstering, industrial/domestic sewing, drape making,
costume maintenance, festival décor and illustration.

May 2013 Jagprops. James and the Giant Peach puppet maintenance.

March 2013 Jagrops. Prop maker. Four wearable cow heads for Connacht Gold Butter advert.

January to               Jagprops. Costume maker for 'The Book of Mormon' Westend.
Feb 2012

December 2012       Jagprops. Prop maker for 'Heidi' Bath Egg.

November 2012       Jagprops. Prop maker for The Royal Shakespeare Company

July 2012                Pleasance Edinburgh. Sign painter.

June 2012               City Walk. A Quiet word. Promenade City walk, as part of the Leeds 'LUDUS' Festival.

June 2012               Q Division Leeds. A Promised Land. Red Ladder Theatre Company

December 2011       Q Division Leeds. Beauty and the Beast. English national Ballet Prop maker
September 2011 Nottingham Playhouse Cinderella. Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman 
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Prop Maker and Upholsterer.

September to           Nottingham Playhouse. Mother goose, Amy's View, Under the story tree. Prop Maker. 
December 2010

November 2009        Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham. Flat Stanley.  Prop designer and Maker.

July 2009  Blunderbus Theatre Company. Pinocchio.  Scenic Artist.

July 2009 Blunderbus Theatre Company. Giraffes Can't Dance. Puppet designer, Puppet Maker and  Scenic Artist.

July 2009                 Blunderbus Theatre Company. Pinocchio. Scenic Artist.

December 2008  Brighton and Hove Market Theatre. Jack and the Beanstalk. Set Construction, Prop Maker  and Head of Scenic Art. 

November 2008       Oily Cart. How Long is a Piece of String?  Prop Making, Hat Construction, Sewing, Rope
                             Manipulation and Scenic Painting.

For reference please contact: Nathan Rose: 01159474361 (Head of Props at Nottingham Playhouse)


April 2010 to           Presentation Design Services. Drape maker/Seamstress
January 2012

For Reference please contact: Nicky Hudswell: 01332 371710

Costume and Wardrobe

August 2012           Potter Potter. Seabright Productions. Golden Snitch Costume Designer and Maker.

February 2012        Strictly Gershwin. Bristol hippodrome. Dresser.

Januray 2012          Sister Act. Bristol  Hippodrome. Dresser.

November 2011      South Pacific. Bristol Hippodrome. Wardrobe Maintenance.

August 2011           Potted Potter. Seabright Productions. Golden Snitch Costume Designer and Maker.

March to April         A day in the Death of Joe Egg. Nottingham Playhouse. Dresser and Costume 
2009                      Maintenance. 

February 2009         Forever Young. Nottingham Playhouse. Dresser.

November to Beauty and the Beast. Nottingham Playhouse. Dresser and costume maintenance.
February 2009 

For Reference please contact: Helen Tye: 01159474361 (Head of Costume Nottingham Playhouse)


May 2009                Foremost Films F.A.M. Art Department.

July 2008                Warp X. Bunny and the Bull. Model maker and art department for feature film. Directed
                              by Paul King (Mighty Boosh director)  starring Edward Hogg, Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett
                              (Mighty Boosh).

Theatre and Music Festivals

August 2012             Shamabla Festival. 'The Hotel'. Head of Design and décor.

July 2012                 Pleasance Edinburgh. Fit up Crew Scenic painter.

May 2012                 Leeds Canvas Overworlds and Underworlds Leeds. Set dressing fit up crew.

July to                     Pleasance Edinburgh. Pre festival Construction, drape maker and
September 2011       fit up crew.  During festival, Stage managing and Venue Crew. Pleasance Grand. 
July to                     Pleasance Edinburgh. Pre festival Construction and fit up
September 2010       crew. During festival, Venue/stage Manager. Cabaret Bar. 

July to                     Podpads.  Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude. Boutique Camping Festival Crew.
September 2010       

July to                     Podpads. Camp Bestival and Bestival. Boutique Camping Festival Crew.
September 2009

July to                     Pleasance Edinburgh. King Dome. Venue Crew.
September 2009

July to                     Pleasance Edinburgh. Pleasance Two. Venue Crew.
September 2008 

For reference please contact: Sarah Middleton: 07595415670 (Rolling Stage)
Matt Britten: 07976104411 / Simon Streeting: 07966202239 (The Pleasance Edinburgh)

Further Education:

Nottingham Trent University – Theatre Design BA
September 2005 to July 2008
Awarded a First Class honours degree

London College of Fashion
September 2004 to June 2005
ABC Diploma in art and Design “Merit” grade