Tara is a London based Set and Costume Designer, trained at Wimbledon College of Art and now working across musical, dance and drama productions. Her work often features texture as a metaphor or stimulus and the set itself as a living part of the the production which transforms and changes with the storyline.
Most recent productions include, JMK Winner Little Baby Jesus at Orange Tree Theatre; Queen of the Mist at Charing Cross Theatre; Heart of Darkness Immersive Experience at The Marlowe Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream UK Summer Tour with Immersion Theatre; The Barber of Seville Tour with Surrey Opera; Queen of the Mist at Brockley Jack; Nuns at Tristan Bates Theatre; Sweet Like Chocolate Boy at Brockley Jack and UK Tour; See Me For Myself at Tabard Theatre; Treasure Island at Trinity Theatre and Sweeney Todd at The Minack Theatre.
Little Baby Jesus
Orange Tree Theatre
Little Baby Jesus was the 2019 JMK Award Winning production at the Orange Tree Theatre and was a collaboration between Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu and Tara Usher. Set in a state of pre-adolescent limbo, the design featured a central rubber tarmac island surrounded by a celestial concrete sea with an omniscient LED fixture above the action which controlled, reacted to and was intrinsically linked with the action of the play, ultimately deciding whether their experiences have shaped them enough to allow them to leave their childhood behind them.