After taking a degree in Theatre at the University of Warwick, Kerry trained in Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the National Film and Television School. Kerry worked originally in repertory theatre, progressing from Design and Wardrobe Assistant to Resident Designer then became freelance on moving to London 20 years ago. She works mostly as a Theatre Designer and Production Buyer in Television and Film and is also Senior Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art on the (BA Hons) Set Design for Screen course. She has also taught at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, Goldsmiths University, Lewisham College and Royal Holloway, University of London.
She has designed many new (and old) plays throughout London and on tour. Recent designs include Tui I Teraz (Hampstead Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest, Equus, Ghosts, After Miss Julie and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (National tours for London Classic Theatre), Stagefright (Bury St. Edmunds) ,The Crucible (Queen’s College, London), Breathing Corpses (Theatre Delicatessan), Dickens’ Children (Michael Croft Theatre, Dulwich), Negative Space (New End, Hampstead), SH*T-M*X”and Snowbound (Trafalgar 2) and Heroes (National Theatre Education). She has also worked for RADA, Leicester Haymarket, Pop-Up Theatre, Snap Theatre, Polka Theatre and London Bubble.
Recent work as a Production Buyer and Set Dresser includes: Masquerade (a new interactive exhibition at the V&A museum 2015), The Briny (DNA films), A Gun For George (Warp Films), Sweetness Follows (Steel Mill Pictures), Gigglebiz (CBBC), Matched (NFTVS), The Rapture (Rapture Film Productions), Jim, Jam & Sunny (Wish Films), Dolphins (Carnaby Films) and Footballers’ Wives TV (Shed TV).
She recently made two short films with poet Aoife Mannix (Best & Lost at Sea). Best was shortlisted for the Shot Through The Heart competition at the Southbank Centre in 2014.