IMG_0101111Based in Luton, Lauren is a Set and Costume Designer for performance.

Lauren trained at Nottingham Trent University.
In her final year she was awarded the 2016 Birmingham Opera Prize for her designs of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Her prize was the opportunity to work on Birmingham Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere of Wake as the Assistant Designer to Richard Hudson.

Lauren has designed Sets and Costumes for small scale touring shows, carnival, festival, and new writing for youth companies such as Laced Within Our Borders, Rise of the Shadow Stealers and Imagine Luton

She has been employed as an Assistant Designer, both model making and draughting on a number of productions, for Stuart Nunn, Nicky Shaw, Samuel Wyer and Hannah Sibai.


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

IN THE NIGHT GARDEN
Draughtsperson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Designer: Samuel Wyer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Minor Entertainment
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 | EMCANN Carnival Clash – Second Place 2017
New Designers Exhibitor July 2016 | School For Scandal Competition Winner 2015

  • 1:25 and 1:50 Model Making
  • 1:25 and 1:100 Scale Laser Cutting
  • Skilled in AutoCAD – technical drawings, laser cutting, imagery
  • Skilled in Photoshop – graphics, costume designs, storyboarding
  • Puppet Making
  • Scenic Painting
  • Costume Supervising
  • Wardrobe Dressing
  • Festival Designing
  • Festival Decor Making
  • Draughting
  • Basic Scenic Construction
  • Basic LED Light wiring
  • Mould Making
  • Casting in Resin, Silicone and Plaster
  • Foam Carving
  • SketchUp 3D drawing
  • Hairstyling and Make Up Knowledge
  • Budget Handling
  • Full competence in Microsoft Office
  • A full, clean driving license and access to own car.
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