The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: UK Design for Performance 2015-2019 (Image: Performing Architects)

Maira Vazeou

Gallery Images

  • Jamaica Inn
  • Erofili
  • Merry Widow

Biography

Maira is a stage designer, working in theatre, opera and films. She trained at the Central School Of Speech and Drama

Her theatre designs credits include: Salvadores Dei at the ancient amphitheatre of Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dance With the Devil (Lilian Baylis Studio - Sadlers Wells), Jamaica Inn (Tabard Theatre), From The Silence Of The Display Cases To Living Theatrical Voices, a collaboration of Benaki Museum with the National Theatre Of Greece, Salome (Hoxton Hall), Dea a new trilogy written and directed by Edward Bond (Secombe Theatre), Macbeth (National Theatre Of Northern Greece - nominated for best set & costume design), Sweet Bird Of Youth (Alma Theatre -Athens), I’m a Minger (Belgrade Theatre & national tour), Medea, Lysistrata (Riverside studios), Antigone (Riverside studios & International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, Cyprus), Guernica (National Theatre Of Greece), Chutney (Greenwich & Docklands Festival & International Tour), The Three Princesses Who Sung and Danced (National Theatre Of Cyprus), Velvet Scratch (Edinburgh, Prague, Athens & New York Festivals), Fresh Meat, Told You So (Courtyard Theatre).

Designs For Opera include: Alchina (Ryedale Festival & Scotland); Merry Widow (Ryedale Festival & Wiltons Music Hall); Xerxes (Hampstead Garden Opera) Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera - nominated for an Off West End award for Best Opera), Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre).

Maira has designed various projects for Royal Central School Of Speech & Drama, Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts and Court Theatre Training Company.

She has worked in Pinewood, Shepperton and Elstree Studios as a set dresser on Cinderella, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sherlock Holmes, Sweeny Todd, The Duchess, Kingdom Of Heaven, The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus, Robin Hood, The Other Boleyn Girl.

She designed Moments in Theatre, two documentaries based on Eumenides and Friedrich Schiller for the national Greek and German television.

She worked on the props department at the Opening & Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games – Athens 2004.