Sara Perks has designed around 90 productions, for a variety of venues and genres. She is Associate Artist at the Mercury, where she has designed numerous productions, most recently Assumption, A Slight Ache & The Lover, King David, Man of Blood, Under Milk Wood, Depot, a multi-discipline site-specific promenade production in a vintage tram station, Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West and the acclaimed production of Journey’s End. Current projects include JB Priestley’s Eden End for English Touring Theatre and the Royal, Northampton; and a new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland also for The Royal.Other work includes and The King and I for Curve , Leicester – due to tour nationally later this year; Hot Stuff also for Curve ; Spring Storm and Beyond The Horizon at the National Theatre, and Royal & Derngate; The Wizard Of Oz also the Royal; Neil LaBute’s The Furies/Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead at the Bush and on tour for Dialogue; , Ugly and Forgotten Things for Red Ladder; Wedding Day at the Cromagnons at the Soho, Treasure Island for Derby Playhouse; The Elixir of Love for Grange Park Opera; Beckett’s Rough For Theatre 1 and 2 at the Arts; Return to the Forbidden Planet on national tour; Singin’ in the Rain at Hereford; Dead Funny at Oldham and national tour; The Crypt Project, a site-specific piece at St Andrew’s, Holborn; The Ladykillers for Northcott Exeter; and Union Street, Plymouth Theatre Royal’s millennium project with a cast of 230. She was Associate Designer for English Touring Theatre for three years, for numerous productions including The York Realist (tour and West End), King Lear (tour and Old Vic), and her own design of Romeo and Juliet toured nationally and to the Hong Kong Arts Festival. She also designed the original and several subsequent productions of the cult spacerock musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.
She has also designed with and for students at LAMDA, RADA, Arts Educational School, Mountview, Creative Partnerships and back at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she trained.