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Chloe Lamford

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  • It Felt Empty...
  • This Wide Night
  • War and Peace


Chloe Lamford trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art. She won best design at the 2007 TMA awards and was shortlisted for the Linbury Prize for set design in 2003. Her work is diverse, ranging from straight theatre, devised pieces, opera, and dance to designs for film and television.

Design for theatre includes The Kreutzer Sonata (The Gate Theate), Sus (The Young Vic), Everything Must Go! (Soho Theatre), It Felt Empty (Clean Break, Studio K at the Arcola), This Wide Night (Clean Break / Soho Theatre + tour), The Mother Ship, How To Tell The Monsters From The Misfits (Birmingham Rep), Blithe Spirit (Watermill Theatre); Antigone at Hell’s Mouth with the National Youth Theatre and Kneehigh Theatre at the Soho Theatre; Silence by Moira Buffini, also National Youth Theatre, Small Miracle by Neil D'Souza (Tricycle Theatre and Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Blue Sky State by Anna Reynolds (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); The Snow Queen (Sherman Cymru); Lola (Trestle Theatre Company); The Wild Party (Rosie Kay Dance Company); The Good Person of Sichuan (Birmingham), The Shy Gas Man (Southwark Playhouse); Holes and Wizzil (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Hamlet (Broadway Theatre Catford). Chloe has also designed various shows for the Watford Palace Theatre including Top Girls (main house), tours of Mother Courage, Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, The Crucible, and a site-specific project, The Ring Road Tales.

Designs for opera include War and Peace for Scottish Opera and RSAMD, The Magic Flute (English Touring Opera), The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal College of Music), La Calisto (Early Opera Company), Associate designer to Es Devlin on Gaddafi: A Living Myth (ENO.

She has designed various short films and music promos for bands such as McFly and Fightstar, and has written and directed a short film, Being Venus. Other work includes art director on Agent Provocateur's film starring Kate Moss, The Four Dreams of Miss x directed by Mike Figgis. She also production designed The Full Monteverdi, an opera film for television.