The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

Miriam Nabarro

Gallery Images

  • Bang Bang Bang
  • Bugles at the Gates of Jalalabad
  • Palace of the End


Miriam is a theatre designer, photographer and artist currently based in London.
Recent productions include Bang Bang Bang (Out of Joint/ Bolton Octogon/ Royal Court), Anne and Zef (Salisbury Playhouse/Company of Angels), Qudz + Shiver (the Yard), The Great Game: Afghanistan (with Pamela Howard) (Tricycle 2009 and 2012 and US tour, Nominated for Olivier Outstanding Theatrical Event 2009), The Winters Tale (Headlong/ Schtanhaus + tour), Palace of the End' (Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, Royal Exchange Studio, Galway Festival,Traverse Theatre), Dr Korczak's Example, Royal Exchange Studio and Arcola Theatre(2008 Best Studio Production MEN Award), Cupboard of Surprises, Twelfth Night , A Midsummer Nights Dream and Macbeth ( all National Theatre Cottesloe/ NT Learning), Measure for Measure (National Youth Theatre), George and the Dragon and Tombstone Tales (Schtanhaus/ Beggarsbelief, WAC/ Lyric/ Arcola and tour). Site specific pieces include Quicken Tree (Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh), ID 1000 (NYT/ Tower of London/ Furness Abbey), MaudProjekt (Cherub/ Rosslyn Hill Chapel).

Miriam trained at Central Saint Martins, HKU, Utrecht and DAMU, Prague, gaining her MA in European Scenography, with distinction. She also holds an English Literature degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Political Science from SOAS.

Enjoying new writing, political theatre, site specific collaborations, song theatre and Shakespeare, she has also worked extensively as a community artist and with young people and vulnerable groups including periods working for NGO's and the British Council in Iran, Georgia, Kosovo, Syria, Sudan and DRC. She often runs workshops for teachers, trainers of trainers, artists and young people in theatre design, photography and printmaking both in the UK and further afield.

In 2012 she spent six weeks on an artists residency at Papunya in the NT Central Australia, 2008 she was Artist in Residence at Bundanon, NSW, Australia and has exhibited this work in solo and group shows in London and Tbilisi, Georgia.

Her 2010 photographic exhibition at the National Theatre: SE1 9QX will be published by Scala/ NT in 2013.