The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

David Woodhead

Gallery Images

  • Edward Bond
  • Snowbound
  • Falsettoland


David graduated from LIPA with a first class degree in Theatre & Performance Design and was a finalist in the 2009 Linbury Prize for Stage Design, working with the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton on a radical adaptation of ‘The Duchess of Malfi’. His designs were displayed in an exhibition of the finalists work at the National Theatre.

Recent work includes costume design for Knives in Hens at the Arcola Theatre and set design for Twelfth Night at the Greenwich Playhouse, Falsettoland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Six Ways, a new musical which transferred to the Jermyn Street Theatre, London. Feature film includes work experience on Kicks and Bright Star; directed by Jane Campion.

Credits whilst at LIPA included set designs for Snowbound in the Sennheiser Studio Theatre and Kindertransport at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. He co-designed the costumes for Edward Bond’s Lear and was commissioned by Tate Liverpool to produce a site-specific art installation for the Albert Dock. David is also a keen puppet maker and assisted on the National Theatre’s production of War Horse.

As a modelmaker David has assisted Christopher Oram on Red (Donmar Warehouse), Madam Butterfly (Houston Opera), Backbeat (Glasgow Citizens) and Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera) and also Klara Zieglarova on Sister Act (Operettenhaus Theatre, Hamburg).

David is particularly excited by new writing and unusual performance spaces.