Caitlin Abbott trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was a finalist for the 2019 Linbury Prize for Stage Design and was an assistant Designer at the RSC 2019-2020.
Caitlin wants to make theatre that is vibrant, engaging and accessible, using a mixture of creative media, and makes designs that are playful and come to life in performance, becoming a part of the storytelling. She is inspired and fascinated by social rituals, mass media and urban legends and the interaction between theatre magic and everyday existence. She wants to be part of telling new stories as well as finding ways to reinvent well-known ones for a new audience.
Recent credits as a Set and Costume Designer include:
Perspective (NT New Views, Dorfman Theatre), Chaos, Zero for the Young Dudes!, (Bath Theatre Academy, The egg), Valentina Star Dreamer (Haste Theatre, The Place Bedford), Time and Tide (Park Theatre), Arabian Nights, Bassett, Changing Room (The egg), The Mullah of Downing Street (Chipping Norton, Warwick Arts Centre), Cuttings (The Hope Theatre), Knitmas: A Winter Yarn (Greenwich Theatre Studio), The Elephant Man (Bristol Old Vic), Tender Napalm (The Wardrobe) The Taming of the Shrew (Circomedia).
Short Films: Leak (Last Minute Productions), Life to the Full, Paradise Street (TenTen Productions), Itch (Seven Hills)
As an Associate Designer: Symphonic Dances (Phoenix Dance Theatre, Opera North).
She also has experience as an assistant to Ana Ines Jabares-Pita, Madeleine Girling, Max Jones, Stephen Brimson-Lewis, Max Johns and Janet Bird
Set and Costume Designer
National Theatre of Great Britain
Perspective was the winning play in the National Theatre’s NewViews playwriting competition, produced professionally for the Dorfman stage. Written by Mackenzie Wellfare, it explores the experiences of Leo, a teenager on the autistic spectrum, as he navigates the difficulties of school and home life with his best friend Shaun.