The Society of British Theatre Designers

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

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  • Mopsa, Dorcas and Clown


Sophie trained at Central St Martins College of Art. She works in both theatre and dance, being a co-founder and Associate Director of seven sisters group. She was Joint Honorary Secretary of the Society for British Theatre Designers between 2009 and 2011.

Work includes; Tell Them That I Am Young and Beautiful (directed by Marcello Magni), Uncle Vanya (directed by Helena Kaut-Howson), Led Easy and Keep Calm and Carry On (directed by Emma Bernard for Cardboard Citizens), Mobilis in Mobili (directed by Bruno Roubicek at Shunt Lounge), The Tempest (directed by Neil Caple at Birkenhead Park), Twelfth Night (directed by George Peck at Chipping Norton Theatre), Blackbird (directed by Jane Howell at The Southwark Playhouse), The Difficult Unicorn (directed by Jane Howell at The Southwark Playhouse), Full Moon (Theatr Clwyd, tour and Young Vic), The Tempest (Shared Experience International Tour), Rape of Lucrece (Angelus Arts), Twelfth Night, If I were lifted up from earth, The Tempest, Pericles (A and BC Theatre Company).

Sophie's designs for seven sisters group include; Asterion (V&A), Boxed (Oxford Street), Salome (St Pancras Chambers), Trainstation (Kings Cross, Waterloo, Nationally and Internationally), Ballroom (Royal Festival Hall), The Forbidden (Royal Opera House).

Sophie's work was chosen to form part of the British exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Great Britain won the Golden Triga for the 03 exhibit. At World Stage Design 2013 Sophie was awarded Gold for Outstanding Achievement Across All categories.

Sophie curated an exhibition at CHELSEA: space called When Marcel Met Motley, about the collaboration between Motley and the architect Marcel Breuer. The exhibition was remounted at the V&A in August 2008. She has been researching the London Theatre Studio and Old Vic School for several years.