Sara Perks


Sara has designed over 250 shows during her career to date,  for UK & world tours, regional theatres, immersive & site specific, West End and National Theatre; and for genres including  Shakespeare, classic drama, devised work, children & family shows, new writing, comedy and many musicals.

Highlights include American Idiot, Spamalot (West End & UK Tours, Selladoor), Hello Dolly!, Gypsy, Hot Stuff! (Curve) and The King and I (UK tours); Brideshead Revisited (English Touring Theatre & York); the all-female Oranges and Elephants (London); the all-female POSH (London); The Suffragette Project (York);  Spring Storm & Beyond The Horizon (National Theatre & Northampton); The Mold Riots (Clwyd); Betty Blue Eyes, Sweeney Todd, Turn Of The Screw; Top Girls; Depot (amongst many other shows at The Mercury Theatre). She was Head of Design for Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre (managing teams for eight productions); and she individually designed Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream; Twelfth Night and Hamlet, as well as the  2nd interior stage & facade (2018 & 2019, York & Blenheim Palace).

In lockdown worked with students at LAMDA; branched out into short Film with Birdflight Productions; and was back at York Theatre Royal for their outdoor summer family show.

She has held Associate Designer positions at both at The Mercury and English Touring Theatre, and  was nominated for Broadway World Award and What’s On Stage Award for American Idiot; and also nominated for an Offie (Oranges & Elephants);  She holds an Edinburgh Fringe First; The John Elvery Theatre Design Award and a Vision Design (Costume) Award from the BBC.

Next year her design for much delayed international tour of Footloose (Selladoor) is due to open,  and other work includes the new 50th Anniversary production at Hull Truck by Richard Bean; and an exciting new musical at Storyhouse,  Chester.

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