Credit: Thomas Young

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

She trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University and was the recipient of the Birmingham Opera Award in 2016, resulting in her working with Birmingham Opera Company on the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s new opera Wake as the assistant designer to Richard Hudson.

As associate designer, she worked on Watford Palace Theatre’s new festival for 2021, The Stage In The Park, where she also designed the costumes for the show Buffering…
Assisting work includes modelmaking and AutoCAD draughting for designers Stuart Nunn, Nicky Shaw,
Samuel Wyer, Louie Whitemore, Ruth Stringer, Hannah Sibai, Hannah Wolfe and Anna Bonomelli for opera, musicals, exhibitions, installations and UK tours.


PRODUCTION 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


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


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

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


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


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

SEEDLING
(Sound Installation)
Assistant Designer & Maker
ORIENT FLUX
(Exhibition, Beijing)
Assistant Designer
BURBERRY WINDOW DISPLAY
Garland Maker
ILLUMAPHONIUM
Assistant Maker
MAKE/BELIEVE
Exhibition Assistant



Designer: Ruth Stringer


Designer: Stuart Nunn

Team Leader: Carla Batson

Inventor: Michael Davis

Curator: Kate Burnett



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*