The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Dinah England

Gallery Images

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Glass Menagerie

Biography

Dinah England trained in theatre design at Nottingham Trent University.

As resident designer at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch she designed set and costumes for twenty-eight main house productions, including Hard Times, The Entertainer, Having a Ball, Jack the Ripper, Don’t Dress for Dinner, A Chorus of Disapproval, Dracula, What the Butler Saw, The Glass Menagerie, Jack and the Beanstalk, One for the Road, Blithe Spirit, April in Paris, The Ghost Train, Lost World, Brief Encounter, Sleuth, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and Keep on Running. Also costumes for Blitz and Perfect Pitch, a collaboration with Hull Truck.

Dinah’s freelance work includes the UK première of the musical Murderous Instincts (Theatre Royal, Norwich and The Savoy Theatre, London) and the première of Year 10 (The Finborough Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, and then Le Thèâtre National de Strasbourg). Also Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis (Salisbury Playhouse), Room at the Top and costumes for the première of It’s a Fine Life (The Queens Theatre, Horchurch), The Card (Arts Ed, London), Victorian Music Hall, Scenes From the Big Picture (East 15), Time of My Life, A Night in Provence, The Heiress, Plaza Suite, The Odd Couple, I Ought to be in Pictures, Guilty Secret, Room Service Included, California Suite, Plaza Suite (The Mill at Sonning), Mother Goose, Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Jack and The Beanstalk, Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman Playhouse), Tommy, Arcadia, The Tempest, An Inspector Calls (LAMDA), Yerma, Widows, Les Belles Soeurs, Book of Days, Blood Wedding, Black Snow (E15), Twelfth Night (GSMD)

TV work includes A Midsummer Night's Dream and Goldilocks and the Three Bears for CBeebies.

Current projects include Unexpected Encounter for The Mill at Sonning and a new project for CBBC.