Theatre Design

I trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University. I have been a freelance set & costume designer for 20 years. I am Head of Design at Aqueous Humour, a physical theatre company, in charge of design for all the professional shows and community projects. I have worked closely as a designer & facilitator for several years with Proud & Loud Arts and DIY Theatre Company.

CELLS: A Body of Work – Proud & Loud Arts

CELLS: A Body of Work – Proud & Loud Arts

Created by Proud and Loud Arts

Directed by Tom Hogan

Premiered at Manchester Art Gallery

“Cells – a body of work” is a collection of live art installations by Proud & Loud Arts created in response to the rise in reported hate crime incidents against people with disabilities

Following The Thread – DIY Theatre

Following The Thread – DIY Theatre

Directed by Sue Caudle

Music by Wynter Productions

Premiered at The Edge, Chorlton

During 2015 DIY Theatre developed “Following the Thread” into a touring performance designed for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Pyramus and Thisbe – Proud & Loud Arts

Pyramus and Thisbe – Proud & Loud Arts

Written by Proud and Loud Arts & Cathy Crabb

Directed by Tom Hogan

Premiered at Contact, space 2

Based on Ovid’s classic tale of lovers willing to sacrifice everything to be together forever.

We explored digital technology as a tool to enable actors to perform live, without the necessity for travel.

#folksonomy – Aqueous Humour/CYAC

#folksonomy – Aqueous Humour/CYAC

Devised/Written by CYAC & Keisha Thompson

Directed by Tom Hogan

Choreographed by Ruth Jones

Performed at Contact Space 1

If we choose our identity, then why do so many people not like themselves all that much? A funny and frenetic look at group identity, self-expression, rejection and the security of belonging.

M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A – Sturgeon’s Law

M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A – Sturgeon’s Law

Written by Lena Kitsopolou

Translation by Aliki Chapple

Directed by Stella Duffy

Performed at The Storey, Lancaster + touring

The play offers one woman’s insights into the current state of her motherland Greece, its place in the world and its futures.

Beyond the 4th Wall – Proud & Loud Arts

Beyond the 4th Wall – Proud & Loud Arts

Written by Proud and Loud Arts & Cathy Crabb

Directed by Tom Hogan

Performed at Lowry Studio Theatre + touring

It’s paradise in the surreal Cul-De-Sac. Every want and need is catered for without prejudice or unnecessary medical intervention. So why would Taylor and Peter ever want to leave?

Charred Grizzle – Aqueous Humour

Charred Grizzle – Aqueous Humour

Directed by Colette Murray

What appears to be just another bistro has a more sinister side. A passion for fabulous food and impeccable service. The ultimate eating experience drives Jean-Michelle and Bruno to the most extraordinary lengths to impress their guests.

Platform 1 – DIY Theatre Company

Platform 1 – DIY Theatre Company

Directed by Sue Caudle & Jenny Harris

Performed at The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Platform 1 is a fusion of music and theatre – where we explore what music means to us, what it says about us and how it makes us feel.