IMG_0101111Based in Luton, Lauren is a Set and Costume Designer for performance.
She trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University and has designed for small scale touring shows, carnival, festivals and plays including new writing for youth companies.

Lauren works both as a Theatre Designer in her own right and has worked as an assistant designer on a number of theatre productions.

In 2016 she was awarded the Birmingham Opera Prize for her design of the Opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’.   This won her the opportunity to work on Birmingham Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere of ‘Wake’ as the Assistant Designer to Richard Hudson.

Lauren has also previously assisted designers Stuart Nunn and Nicky Shaw in Opera productions.


PRODUCTION DESIGNER

LACED WITHIN OUR BORDERS
Set & Costume Designer/Dresser ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Director: David Lloyd, Laura Lloyd⠀⠀⠀ NGYT UK
IMAGINE FESITVALS
Décor Design/Maker⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Proj. Manager: Celine McKillion⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Watford Palace Theatre
ESU ODARA – EMCCAN COSTUME
Costume Designer/Researcher⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Co-Designer: Viktorija Sakalyte ⠀⠀⠀⠀    Nottingham Carnival
RISE OF THE SHADOW STEALERS
Set & Costume Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Director: Dan Ingram-Brown ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀     Suitcase & Spectacles
OEDIPUS THE KING
(Toured to Malaysia 2016)
Set Designer/Maker ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Director: Martin Berry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Lakeside Arts Nottingham
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
Costume Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀  Director: David Longford ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Theatre Royal Nottingham


ASSISTANT DESIGNER

THE ENCHANTED ISLAND
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Designer: Nicky Shaw ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ British Youth Opera
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Designer: James Cotterill⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ British Youth Opera
WAKE
Assistant Designer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Richard Hudson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Birmingham Opera Co.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Designer: Stuart Nunn⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Macerata Opera Festival
TWO

Draughtsperson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Hannah Sibai⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Gala Theatre Durham
BING! LIVE
Draughtsperson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Samuel Wyer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Minor Entertainment
EUGENIUS THE MUSICAL
Design Assistant  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Designer: Hannah Wolfe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  The Other Palace
A TEENAGE OPERA
Assistant Designer for Costume ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Colin Mayes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Youth Music Theatre
PYGMALION
Design Assistant ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Designer: Hannah Sibai ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀   English Theatre Frankfurt
DRUMS OF WAR/SOUL SEARCHERS
Costume Assistant ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Costume Supervisor: Caroline Mirfin ⠀⠀⠀⠀Birmingham Opera Company
HONK!
Associate Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Richard Cooper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀  National Youth Music Theatre
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Richard Cooper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀Upstairs at the Gatehouse
ILLUMAPHONIUM
Assistant Maker ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Designer: Michael Davis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀UK Installation Tour
HUBBUB – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀Designer: Hannah Wolfe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mishmash Productions
WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR
Assistant Designer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Designer: Sarah Oxley ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   Youth Music Theatre
MAKE/BELIEVE (NTU & V&A)
Exhibition Team ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Curator: Kate Burnett ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀SBTD
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Assistant Designer/Construction⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀  Designer: Rebecca Bradbury⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Trent College


ACADEMIC

2013-2016
Nottingham Trent University ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ BA(Hons) Theatre Design ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀First Class Degree

2011-2013
Barnfield College ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀BTEC in General Art and Design ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀DD*D*


SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Birmingham Opera Prize Winner 2016
  • New Designers Exhibitor July 2016
  • 1:25 and 1:50 model making/soldering
  • 1:25 and 1:100 scale laser cutting
  • Excellent AutoCAD skills (technical drawings, laser cut documents, imagery for printing)
  • Excellent Photoshop skills (graphics, imagery, costume designs, storyboarding)
  • Puppet Making
  • Festival Decoration Design/Making
  • Scenic Painting
  • Basic LED Light wiring
  • Mould making, resin, silicone, plaster, foam carving
  • Skilled SketchUp 3D drawing
  • Wardrobe dressing, hairstyling and make up knowledge
  • Full competence in Microsoft Office
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