About

Sophie designs for theatre and performance and won the overall Gold Medal at World Stage Design 2013. She is Co-Artistic Director and designer for performance company Seven Sisters Group, who are well known nationally and internationally for their site-specific work. She completed a PhD on theatre designers Jocelyn Herbert and Motley. Her designs were selected to represent Britain at every Prague Quadrennial exhibition of world theatre design between 1999 and 2011 and have been exhibited at the V&A museum several times.

Work includes: Gauhar Jaan (directed by Mukul Ahmed, Omnibus Theatre), Tell Them That I Am Young and Beautiful (Marcello Magni, Arcola Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Helena Kaut Howson, Belgrade Studio and Arcola Theatre), Led Easy (Emma Bernard, Cardboard Citizens tour), Mobilis In Mobili (Bruno Roubicek, Shunt Lounge), The Winter’s Tale (Neil Caple, Birkenhead Park), The Bald Prima Donna (Hanna Berrigan, Etcetera Theatre), Blackbird and The Difficult Unicorn (Jane Howell, Southwark Playhouse), The Tempest (Nancy Meckler, Shared Experience tour) and Full Moon, (Helena Kaut-Howson, Theatr Clwyd, Welsh tour and Young Vic Theatre).

Sophie’s designs for Seven Sisters Group include: Twelfth Player (Sixfields Stadium, Northampton) Like a Fish Out of Water (Seven Sisters Group with English National Ballet at Uxbridge and Hampton Lidos), Atalanta (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Asterion (V&A Museum), Salome (St Pancras Chambers), Trainstation (Kings Cross, Waterloo, Internationally), Concrete (Royal National Theatre), Ballroom (Royal Festival Hall), The Forest (Newlands Corner) and The Forbidden (Royal Opera House).

 

Sophie is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London, teaching on BA and MA Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins, and BA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art. She is also a visiting lecturer for MA Scenography at Central School of Speech and Drama. Her teaching experience includes workshops for children, families, professional artists from a variety of artistic disciplines and community groups.

Sophie curated an exhibition at the V&A Museum and Chelsea Space called When Marcel Met Motley, about the collaboration between Motley and the architect Marcel Breuer.

Former Joint Honorary Secretary of the Society of British Theatre Designers, Sophie is a Linbury Prize committee member and was a judge for the 2015 Linbury Prize. She was a judge for World Stage Design 2017 and is curator for the Site Specific Performance Festival at Prague Quadrennial 2019.