The Society of British Theatre Designers

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  • Sheer

Biography

Graduated Nottingham Trent University, 1st class Hons Degree in Theatre Design, Slade School of Art, Higher Diploma, MA equivalent.

I am a stage designer and performance maker interested in the intersection between different disciplines. I am part of a growing community of designers exploring the emerging paradigm of eco-scenography. I am interested in developing and participating in ecological projects.

I have chosen to work across a broad spectrum of the performing arts: new writing, poetry, classics, adapted novels, performance art, dance, opera, street theatre, circus, in transitory or purpose built spaces, intimate and larger venues. Currently developing several design lead performances. Set and Costume credits include:

Extant (UK’s only professional visually impaired theatre company) The Chairs, Zombieyez In Zagreb (film), Sheer (costume/masks), Resistence (set), Riverside Studios, Versailles, Lycee International Paris; Bureau of silly Ideas (costume), Christmas at Kew 2013; HMDT Operation Hackney, On London Fields winner of RPS Education Award ‘04, Hackney Empire; McGough’s Menagerie Poetry International 2000 Purcell Room; String of Pearls Millennium Festival, Creation Day 2000 (children & young adults with learning difficulties) Somerset House; Gravity Swing Ra Ra Zoo, Swan Theatre Stratford, Riverside Studios; Romeo and Juliet with Roland Gift, Hull Truck, Shaw Theatre, USA tour; At Home with Ted Bunny by performance artist Trevor Stuart, Heatwave ’92 Serpentine Art Gallery ICA, Young Vic ’94; Lipstick Tango after Manuel Puig, Buster, Edinburgh Festival, Pleasants Theatre, winner ‘91 Carlesberg fringe award; Uylsses Blooms after Joyce ,Cracked Mirror, dir. O.Fuchs, national tour;
Eight Inches Between Us (dance) Sisters Bon Bon, ICA, 19th London Handel Festival, Armino premier, dir. Olivia Fuchs, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music; Ubu Ru after Jarry (set/props), Chamade (intergrated costume/prop horses, still touring), Friches Theatre Urbain, dir. Sarah Harper, Chalon sur Soane, Aurillac street theatre festivals ‘94 -’95; Walking on Peas (set/costume/props), Dorothy Talk, dir. S Harper, Theatre Workshop Edinburgh, USA tour ; Inter Artes Week, Theme Hong Kong by Ho Wai On Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room & Foyer ’90 (set and exhibition design for foyer).

I have worked on music/theatre projects within education/community for people of all ages and with different learning abilities/needs. Amongst others, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Somerset House, Margate Theatre Royal, Cumming Museum, Handel House Museum, Steiner Theatre with ENO Baylis programme, Philamonia, South Bank Centre, HMDT, Creative Partnerships, Glyndebourne, Handel, Opera North, Discover, Graeae, Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Creative Partnerships.