Sara has designed over 140 productions, for a wide variety of theatres, venues, sites and genres. She was Associate Artist here at the Mercury from 2008 to 2012 and has designed 24 shows here – including the recent production of Quadrophenia; the premiere of Fraser Grace’s King David, Man of Blood; Depot – a huge multi-discipline, promenade site specific collaborative project and an acclaimed production of Journey’s End.
Other credits include The Glee Club – the opening show for brand new arts complex CAST in Doncaster; Hello Dolly!, Gypsy, Hot Stuff! (Curve, Leicester) and The King and I (Curve and national tour); Laurie Sansom’s Young America season at the National Theatre, from the Royal and Derngate, Northampton comprising of Tennesse William’s Spring Storm in rep with Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon, Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz (also for the Royal); Neil La Bute’s Helter Skelter/*Land of The Dead*/*The Furies* (touring for The Bush and Dialogue); Forgotten Things and Ugly (touring for Red Ladder); Wedding Day at The Cromagnons (Soho); Treasure Island ( Derby Playhouse); The Elixir of Love (Grange Park Opera, co-design); Rough for Theatre 1 & 2 (Arts, London); Return To The Forbidden Planet (national tour); Singin’ In the Rain (Courtyard, Hereford); Dead Funny (Oldham and national tour); The Crypt Project (site specific at St Andrews Church, London for Sincera); The Ladykillers (Northcott, Exeter); and Union Street – Plymouth Theatre Royal’s millenium project with a cast of 230. She also designed the original and several subsequent productions of the cult space-rock musical Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens.
She was Associate Designer with English Touring Theatre for three years under Stephen Unwin, and for productions that included Peter Gill’s The York Realist (tour and West End); King Lear at The Old Vic, as well as her own production of Romeo and Juliet for a national tour and Hong Kong Arts Festival. In 2010 she returned to ETT to design Eden End in co-pro with Royal and Derngate, Northampton.
Current projects include Wind In The Willows for Royal and Derngate., Northampton.
She has also designed with and for students at LAMDA, RADA, Arts Educational, Mountview, Creative Partnerships and back at Bristol Old Vic where she trained. She holds an Edinburgh Fringe First; The John Elvery Theatre Design Award and a Vision Design (Costume) Award from the BBC.