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Chloe Lamford

Chloe Lamford

Set & Costume Designer



Chloe trained as a designer at the Wimbledon School of Art, London. 

2003 shortlisted for the Linbury Prize for Set Design.
2007 Winner of Theatre Design Award from the TMA, (Small Miracle)
2013 Winner of Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Design for Performance: Set & Costume

Chloe is currently an Associate Artist at the Royal Court Theatre and a resident of Somerset House Studios.


Design in Theatre & Dance

1984 Tour (West End Production)

State Theatre Company of South Australia


Royal Court Theatre

Dir. John Tiffany


Opera Comique, Paris

Dir. Raphaël Pichon

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Duke of York's Theatre

Dir. Vicky Featherstone

B by Guillermo

Victory Condition by Chris Thorpe

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Vicky Featherstone


Royal Exchange Theatre

Dir. Chris Goode

Ophelia's Zimmer

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Lighting Des: Fabiana Piccioli

Pelleas et Melisande

Festival d'Aix en Provence

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

National Theatre and on tour

Dir. Vicky Featherstone

The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse Production)

St Ann's Warehouse, Brookly

Dir. Phyllida Lloyd


Playhouse Theatre

Dir. Robert Icke

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

National Theatre

Dir. Michael Longhurst

De meiden

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Verkarte Nacht Rambert Sadler's Wells, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Bath, Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Chor: Kim Brandstrup
Lighting: Fabiana Picciol

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

based on The Sopranos by Alan Warner, adapted by Lee Hall

National Theatre Scotland
Dir: Vicky Featherstone
Hamilton Complex Hetpaleis, Antwerp
Dir:Lies Pauwels

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Dramatised by Enda Walsh

Royal Court

Dir: John Tiffany

How to Hold Your Breath

by Zinnie Harris

Royal Court

Dir. Vicky Featherstone

Rules for Living

by Sam Holcroft

National Theatre

Dir. Marianne Elliott


Festival d'Aix en Provence

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Cost des: Laura Hopkins

Events Actors Touring Company - USA tour
God Bless the Child
by Molly Davies

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Vicky Featherstone

by Duncan Macmillan / Chris Rapley

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Teh Internet is a Serious Business
by Tim Price
Royal Court Theatre
Dir. Hamish Pirie
Praxis Makes Perfect (revival) Berlin
1984 Almeida Theatre, Playhouse Theatre and Headlong UK Tour
As part of the Arts Foundation Fellowship, Chloe spent time in Mexico and Berlin.
by Duncan Macmillan

Berlin Schaubuhne

Dir. Katie Mitchell

The World of Extreme Happiness
by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
The Shed, National Theatre 
Dir: Michael Longhurst
The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price

National Theatre Wales, Edinburgh Festival
Dir. John E. McGrath

Circle Mirror Transformation

by Annie Baker

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. James Macdonald

The President Has Come To See You
by Lasha Bugadze
Death Tax
by Lucas Hnath
by Suhayla El-Bushra
by Clare Lizzimore
Talk Show
by Allistair McDowell
Untitled Matriarch Play (or Seven Sisters)
by Nikole Beckwith

Royal Court Theatre - Open Season
1984 Headlong Theatre
Dir: Rob Icke


by David Greig

Actors Touring Company
Dir. Ramin Gray
The History Boys Sheffield Theatre Crucible Trust and Soho Theatre 
Dir. Michael Longhurst
Praxis Makes Perfect National Theatre of Wales
Dir. Wils Wilson


by Rory Mullarky

Royal Exchange Manchester
Dir. Michael Longhurst


by Nathaniel Martello-White

Young Vic

Dir. David Lan

Little Sweep Malmo Opera
Dir. Robin Norton Hale


by Ella Hickson

Hightide Festival/Headlong
Dir. Robert Icke

A Shrinking Life

by Alison Peebles

National Theatre of Scotland
Dir. Lies Pauwels

Appointment with the Wickerman

National Theatre of Scotland
Dir. Vicky Featherstone
The Kreutzer Sonata (revival) The Gate
Dir. Natalie Abrahami

The Gate Keeper

by Chloe Moss

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Dir. Tessa Walker
Britannicus Wiltons Music Hall
Dir. Irina Brown

Disco Pigs

by Enda Walsh

Zelig Productions, Young Vic 
Dir. Cathal Cleary

Salt, Root and Roe

by Tim Price

Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios 
Dir. Hamish Pirie

Greyscale Theatre Company at The Almeida 
Dir. Lorne Campbell

On the Record

by Christine Bacon / Noah Birksted-Breen

Ice and Fire
Dir, Michael Longhurst

Knives in Hens

by David Harrower

National Theatre of Scotland
Dir. Lies Pauwels

Desire Lines

by Ian Rowlands

Sherman Cymru
Dir. Irina Brown

The Country

by Martin Crimp

Salisbury Playhouse 
Dir. Jo Davies
Orpheus in The Underworld Royal College of Music
Dir. Liam Steel

My Romantic History

by D C Jackson

Bush Theatre, Sheffield Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival
Dir. Lindsey Turner
Romeo and Juliet Pilot Theatre
Dir. Marcus Roma

Ghost Story

by Mark Ravenhill

British Sky Broadcasting, Riverside Studios 
Dir. Mark Ravenhill
Joseph K Gate Theatre
Dir. Lyndsey Turner
Songs from a Hotel Bedroom Chor. Kate Flatt
Women on the Verge of HRT Derby Live
Dir. Tessa Walker
Daisy Pulls it Off Watermill Theatre
Dir. Caroline Leslie
Sus (revival) Young Vic 
Dir. Bolohan Obisesan
War and Peace Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama/Scottish Opera 
Dir. Irina Brown
This Wide Night (revival) Clean Break 
Dir. Lucy Morrison

It Felt Empty...

by Lucy Kirkwood

Clean Break
Dir. Lucy Morrison
The Kreutzer Sonata The Gate
Dir. Natalie Abrahami
Everything Must Go Soho Theatre
Dir. Lis Goldman
National Youth Theatre at Soho Theatre
Dir. Anna Niland
Sus Young Vic
Dir. Bolohan Obisesan
Blithe Spirit Watermill Theatre
Dir. Orla O'Loughlin
The Magic Flute English Touring Opera
Dir. Liam Steel
The Snow Queen Sherman Cymru
Dir. Anna Linstrum
Soul Play Kate Flatt Projects
Lola Trestle Theatre Company, in collaboration with Increpación Danza 
Dir. Emily Gray
This Wide Night 
by Chloe Moss
Clean Break
Dir. Lucy Morrison
The Cunning Little Vixen 

The Royal College of Music
Dir. Jo Davies
How to tell The Monsters from The Misfits
by Paul Lucas
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Dir. Lorne Campbell

Arts Educational School 
Dir. Jo Davies
The Mother Ship 
by Douglas Maxwell
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 
Dir. Ben Payne


by Moria Buffini
National Youth Theatre
Dir. Paul Roseby
The Good Person of Sechwuan  Birmingham New Generation Festival
Dir. Tom Wright
Small Miracle 
by Neil D'Souza
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Dir. Janice Dunn
La Calisto 
by Cavalli
Iford Arts Festival, Wiltshire
Dir. Oliver Mears
Secret Ingredient 

Trestle Theatre Company
Dir. Laura Halliwell


Top Girls
by Caryl Churchill

Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Kirstie Davis

Blue Sky State 
by Anna Reynolds
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Dir. Adrian Stokes

Gaddafi - World Premiere

by Asian Dub Foundation

English National Opera
Associate Des to Es Devlin
The Wild Party Rosie Kay Dance Company
Edinburgh Festival & Tour
Chor. Rosie Kay
by Louis Sachar
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
Dir. Russ Tunney
More Light
by Bryony Lavery
Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Katy Silverton / James Williams


Hells Mouth
by Nick Darke

Soho Theatre
Dir. Mike Shepherd

The Shy Gas Man
by Gill Adams
Southwark Playhouse
Dir. Garry Cooper

Fear & Misery in the Third Reich

by Bertolt Brecht

Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Kirstie Davis

The Love of the Nightingale 

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Ian Wainwright

Human / Nature

by Anna Reynolds

Trestle Theatre Company
Dir. Emily Gray


Mother Courage and Her Children

Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Kirstie Davis

Lord of the Flies Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Ian Wainwright
Through the Walls
(Site Specific / Installation)
Trestle Theatre Company
Dir. Emily Gray


Rough Cut
by Danusia Iwaszko

Riverside Studios
HAL Theatre Co. 
Dir. Danusia Iwasco

The Crucible Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Kirstie Davis
The Ring Road Tales
(Site Specific)
Watford Palace Theatre
Dir. Kirstie Davis
Hamlet Broadway Theatre Catford
Dir. Tristan Brolly


Design in Film


The Full Monteverdi Silicon 19

2002 - 2006

Short Film
Collaboration with Anna Reynolds
The Four Dreams of Miss X Agent Provocateur
Dir. Mike Figgis
The Space Between Us Kubista Films
Dir. Magalie Charrier
Being Venus Particular Pictures
Wysiwyg Films
Rare Books & Manuscripts Sister Films
Dir. Bruce Webb
Hibernation Sound Films
Dir. John Williams
Big Red Button Big Red Button
Dir. John Burns
Gloriana Illuminations Television
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd

Design in Music Video

Mediaeval Baebes Peculiar Management

2002 - 2006

The Ballad of Paul K
Whitehouse Pictures
Dir. Corin Hardy
Waste A Moment
Whitehouse Pictures
Dir. Corin Hardy
Mar in Grech
Whitehouse Pictures
Dir. Corin Hardy


AMADEUS (National Theatre)

Reviews for Chloe Lamford's design, labelled "ingenious" by Ann Treneman (The Times ★★★★) and compared to the "explosive  scene-setting" of Emma Rice by Johnny Fox (Londonist★★★★)

"Mile-wide panniers and spangly trainers - pop with colour and a gleefully anachronistic quality to some of the dance scenes"

(The Stage ★★★★)


Rules for Living (National Theatre)

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Guardian

...a comedy that might easily seem mechanistic is given a wealth of spontaneous life by Marianne Elliott's exuberant production and by Chloe Lamford's design, which shows a neat open-plan kitchen being virtually destroyed by its childlike occupants


God Bless The Child (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre)

Chloe Lamford's set sits us at the edges of a Year 4 classroom complete with wall displays, tiny coat hooks and hexagonal desks. Flags and cardboard raindrops hang from the strip-lit ceiling. It's perfect.

The Times

★★★★ Financial Times

1984 (Almeida Theatre London)

Special mention must go to Chloe Lamford's design, which at first looks drab and retro, yet explodes into an onslaught of fierce light and buzzing energy. It's the heart of a show that is sometimes grating but often stunning.

Evening Standard

The World of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre)

Chloe Lamford's design offers up neon rainbows and pink dolls who judder like puppets on a string.

The Guardian

...Chloe Lamford's simple but effective design of illuminated boxes of "Made in China" dolls begins to look more and more sinister.

Evening Standard

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