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Biography

Lis Evans trained at Cardiff Art College and what was then Trent Polytechnic, graduating in 1987. She went on to design, paint and make props for various productions, exhibitions and trade shows, including "Circus Senso's Christmas Show" (Hackney Empire) and "Equus" (Incompany Theatre).

As resident designer at the New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire since 1991, she has designed over forty productions, including:: "Sweeney Todd", "Kiss of the Spiderwoman", "Translations", "The Cherry Orchard", "The Tempest", "Carmen", "From a Jack to a King", "Twelfth Night", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "A Comedy of Errors", "The Wizard of Oz", "The Mikado", "Top Girls", "The Magic Flute", "Pat and Margaret", "The Snow Queen", "Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle and Dick", "Toad of Toad Hall", "The Railway Children", "Hamlet", "Ali Baba", "My Mother Said", "Talking Heads" (also in Liverpool and Harrogate) and most recently, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane".

Lis has recently returned to the New Vic as Head of Design, after having her third daughter, to design "The Snow Queen" for Christmas 2002.