Credit: Greta Zabulyte

Lauren is a designer for live performance. 
She has designed Sets and Costumes nationally for touring, immersive, community and youth company productions across theatre, dance, carnival, festivals, short film, and events for companies including The Royal Shakespeare Company, Watford Palace Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, NOW TV, Sky, and Sainsburys.

Lauren trained at Nottingham Trent University during which she was the recipient of the Birmingham Opera Prize. In her work, Lauren aims to create exciting, stylised designs in response to briefs, scripts, and verbatim experiences. She enjoys exploring the crossover between audience and performance, regularly intertwining these boundaries, with the goal of creating a better sense of understanding in theatre and event audiences, through use of design, to aid in the storytelling process.

As associate designer, Lauren worked on Watford Palace Theatre’s The Stage In The Park, where she also designed the costumes for the show Buffering. She was associate designer for Greenwich Theatre’s 2021 Pantomime The Queen of Hearts and she then went on to design their 2022 spring production of Alarms and Excursions.

Lauren has assisted several designers with modelmaking and AutoCAD draughting across opera, musicals, exhibitions, installations and touring productions both nationally and internationally.


PRODUCTION DESIGNER

SUMMER AT SAINSBURYS
Event Designer/Lead Stylist
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT EVENT
Lead Stylist
WHO ARE YOU… REALLY?
Exhibition Designer / Maker
ALARMS & EXCURSIONS
Set & Costume Designer
OUT THERE
Set & Costume Designer
BUT WHEN?
Costume Designer
BUFFERING…
Costume Designer
WERE YOU THERE?
Set & Costume Designer
I’M NOT FEELING MYSELF
Set & Costume Designer
PLACES AND DREAMS
Illustrator, Designer & Painter
NIAMH ARMSTRONG
(Short Film)
Set Designer & Dresser 
ALADDIN
Puppet Designer & Maker
CAPULETS & CANDYFLOSS
Set & Costume Designer
RIOT ACT
Set & Costume Designer & Maker
THE EDEN EFFECT
Set & Costume Designer & Maker
PINOCCHIO/SLEEPING BEAUTY
Set & Puppet Designer & Maker
LACED WITHIN OUR BORDERS
Set & Costume Designer/Dresser
IMAGINE LUTON & WATFORD
Décor Designer & Maker
THE ELECTRIFYING BODY
(EMCCAN Runner Up)
Costume Designer & Maker
RISE OF THE SHADOW STEALERS (North Yorkshire Tour)
Set & Costume Designer
OEDIPUS THE KING
(Malaysia Tour 2016)
Set Designer & Maker
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
Costume Designer


Event Producer: Olivia Gregory

Event Producer: Olga Saetta

Dir: Lizzy Fretwell / Thomas Young

Director: James Haddrell

Director: Vikesh Godhwani

Director: Munotida Chinyanga

Set Designer: Louie Whitemore

Director: David Lloyd

Choreographer: Laura Lloyd

Facilitator: Aaron Spendelow


Director: Rad Miller 

Director: Sammy Fonfe

Director: Peter Bradley

Director: Freyja Winterson

Director: Adeyinka Akinrinade

Summer Events Touring Tent

Director: David Lloyd

Project Manager: Celine McKillion


Co-Designer: Viktorija Sakalyte


Director: Dan Ingram-Brown


Director: Martin Berry

Director: David Longford


Hope & Glory, Jubba, Sainsburys

Sky, NOW TV, Jubba, Selfridges

Factory Floor, Hat Factory Luton

Greenwich Theatre

Next Generation Youth Theatre

Tangled Feet, Hat Factory Luton

Watford Palace Theatre

Next Generation Youth Theatre

Tangled Feet, Luton Mall

Luton Borough Council


Pocket Projects & Into Film

Berkshire Theatre Schools

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dark Olive, Yet Another Carnival

The Basement Bunch

Nottingham Playhouse

Next Generation Youth Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre


Nottingham Playhouse/Carnival


Suitcase & Spectacles


Lakeside Arts Centre

Nottingham Theatre Royal


ASSISTANT DESIGNER

BOB MARLEY
ONE LOVE EXPERIENCE
Assistant Art Director
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
Assistant Designer
BUFFERING…
Associate Festival/Set Designer
SEEDLING
(Sound Installation)
Assistant Designer & Maker
ORIENT FLUX
(Exhibition, Beijing)
Assistant Designer
LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES
Draughtsperson
WRESTLING THE WALRUS
Draughtsperson
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE
Draughtsperson & Modelmaker
THE ENCHANTED ISLAND
Assistant Designer
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
Assistant Designer
WAKE
Assistant Designer
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Assistant Designer
TWO
Draughtsperson
BING! LIVE
Draughtsperson
EUGENIUS THE MUSICAL
Design Assistant
A TEENAGE OPERA
Assistant Designer
PYGMALION
Design Assistant
DRUMS OF WAR
Costume Assistant
ILLUMAPHONIUM
(Installation)
Assistant Maker
HUBBUB – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Assistant Designer
WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR
Assistant Designer
MAKE/BELIEVE
Exhibition Assistant
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Assistant Designer & Maker



Art Director: Ryan O’Conner

Designer: Cleo Pettitt

Designer: Louie Whitemore


Designer: Ruth Stringer


Designer: Stuart Nunn


Designer: Anna Bonomelli

Designer: Hannah Sibai

Designer: Samuel Wyer

Designer: Nicky Shaw

Designer: James Cotterill

Designer: Richard Hudson

Designer: Stuart Nunn

Designer: Hannah Sibai

Designer: Samuel Wyer

Designer: Hannah Wolfe

Designer: Colin Mayes

Designer: Hannah Sibai

Supervisor: Caroline Mirfin


Inventor: Michael Davis


Designer: Hannah Wolfe

Designer: Sarah Oxley

Curator: Kate Burnett

Designer: Rebecca Bradbury



Saatchi Gallery, London

Greenwich Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre


Carbon Theatre


Kennedy London/WEIRDCORE


Royal Northern College of Music

Royal Exchange Studio

UK Tour, Minor Entertainment

British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera

Birmingham Opera Company

Macerata Opera Festival

Gala Theatre Durham

UK Tour, Minor Entertainment

The Other Palace Theatre

British Youth Music Theatre

English Theatre Frankfurt

Birmingham Opera Company


Night Light Nottingham, UK tour


Lakeside Arts Nottingham

British Youth Music Theatre

SBTD, Nottingham Trent, V&A

Trent College, Nottingham


EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

BOB MARLEY
ONE LOVE EXPERIENCE
Assistant Art Director
SEEDLING
(Sound Installation)
Assistant Designer & Maker
ORIENT FLUX
(Exhibition, Beijing)
Assistant Designer
BURBERRY WINDOW DISPLAY
Garland Maker
ILLUMAPHONIUM
Assistant Maker
MAKE/BELIEVE
Exhibition Assistant



Art Director: Ryan O’Conner

Designer: Ruth Stringer


Designer: Stuart Nunn

Team Leader: Carla Batson

Inventor: Michael Davis

Curator: Kate Burnett



Saatchi Gallery, London

Carbon Theatre


Kennedy London, T-10/SKPs

Harlequin Design, Stevenage

Light Night Nottingham, UK Tour

Nottingham Trent Uni, V&A Museum


SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Birmingham Opera Award Winner 2016     |      EMCANN Carnival Clash – Runner Up King Costume 2017
New Designers Exhibitor July 2016     |      Theatre Royal Nottingham Costume Competition Winner 2015

Full, Clean Driving License (own car)

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • AutoCAD 2D Draughting
  • Budget Handling / Buying
  • Casting – Resin, Silicone, Plaster
  • Costume Design, Assisting, Supervising
  • Festival Designing / Décor Making
  • Film – Dresser / Decorator
  • Foam Carving
  • Installation Art
  • Laser Cutting – 1:25 1:50 Scale
  • LED Light Wiring Knowledge
  • MS Office: Excel / PowerPoint / Word
  • Mould Making – Silicon / Clay
  • Model Making – 1:25 1:50 1:100 Scale
  • Procreate
  • Prop Making
  • Puppet Design & Construction
  • Scale Printing– Large / Model box
  • Scenic Construction (Basic)
  • Scenic Painting (Basic)
  • Set Design in Theatre
  • Set Decorating
  • Set Dressing – Theatre and Film
  • SketchUp 3D Drawing (Basic)
  • Wardrobe Assisting
  • Wardrobe Dresser
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*