Anna is a set and costume designer based in London and a graduate of Wimbledon College of Art. She represented the UK as an emerging designer at World State Design in Taipei in 2017.
Design credits include: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (Royal Court); The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs, Soft Animals, Fury (Soho Theatre); The Telephone, Miss Fortune (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Sessions (Paines Plough); The Memory of Water, Cash Cow, Paradise, The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre); Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, The Kitchen Sink and Jumpers for Goalposts (The Oldham Coliseum); Dust (New York Theatre Workshop); Scrounger, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Finborough Theatre); The Sweet Science of Bruising (Wilton’s Music Hall); Our Country’s Good, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tobacco Factory Theatre); Mary’s Babies, Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre); Twelfth Night, Collective Rage, Dear Brutus, The Cardinal, School Play (Southwark Playhouse); Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios); Schism (Park Theatre); Grotty (The Bunker); Rattle Snake (Live Theatre Newcastle, Theatre Royal York, Soho Theatre); Sex Worker’s Opera (set only, National Tour and Compagnietheater Amsterdam); Arthur’s World (The Bush Theatre); Hippolytos (Victoria and Albert Museum); Hamlet (The Riverside Studios).
Set and Costume Designer
Set in a hotel room in Ibiza, three friends engage in a week of sex, drinking and dancing, whilst, unbeknownst to two of them, the mental health of one of them rapidly deteriorates. Ibiza rooms are often all white but this felt it could veer towards an aesthetically cold and clinical “examination” of the themes and characters.
Simultaneously, we wanted to stay true to the attractive and joyous fashion choices of the girls, and didn’t want to overwhelm the costumes with too vibrant a set. We divided the space into block areas of pastel colour with a graphic which could be a sunset or sunrise depending on how you interpret the characters’ musings on what it means to be 25. This was contrasted with a wildly eclectic palette for the costumes full of busy patterns so the drama was supported by a warm, playful space without drowning out its inhabitants.