The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 29, 2020 at V&A London

Elizabeth Wright

Gallery Images

  • Model for The Dwarfs
  • Wallflowering
  • Costume design for Ketch


Liz grew up in Liverpool and studied Theatre and English at the University of Leeds before training in design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2009, she completed her PhD, an oral history of British theatre design, at Wimbledon College of Art.

Much of Elizabeth’s work has been carried out at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, where she started work as a trainee in 2003. This includes designs for Wallflowering, Not a Game for Boys, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Tramping Like Mad, Blue/Orange, Ghosts, Frozen, The Birthday Party, Shining City, Silence, The Glass Menagerie, The Blue Room and Dumb Show, as well as work for Cumberland Youth Theatre.

Other design work includes: April in Paris at The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke; Macbeth and The Maids at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; set for Cider with Rosie at The Bristol New Vic Studio; The Dwarfs in The New Vic Basement and costumes for Our Country’s Good at The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. On the London fringe Liz has designed Five Kinds of Silence, The Christian Brothers and Hedda Gabler.