Set & Costume Designer

Amy Jane Cook

Selected credits

  • JellyfishDorfman Theatre/Bush Theatre
  • You Stupid Darkness Paines Plough/Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • LavaNottingham Playhouse
  • The Importance of Being EarnestThe Watermill
  • The Rise and Fall of Little VoiceTheatr Clwyd

About

Amy is a set and costume designer working in theatre and performance.  She trained on the prestigious Motley course.

Amy’s designs were nominated for three Off West End  Best Set Design Awards in 2018 for Jellyfish (Bush Theatre), Not Talking (Arcola Theatre) and The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse/UK Tour). She was the winner of Best Design at the Wales Theatre Awards 2017 for Constellation Street directed by Chelsey Gillard and Dan Jones for The Other Room, Cardiff.

Featured work

The Season

The Royal & Derngate,
Northampton & New Wolsey Theatre
Written by Jim Barne & Kit Buchan
Director: Tim Jackson
Composer: Jim Barne
Lighting: Simon Wilkinson

“The single set by Amy Jane Cook is cleverly conceived and more than enough to give us an airport, a subway car, Chinatown and a couple of hotel bedrooms – with some surprises along the way.” ★★★★1⁄2 The Reviews Hub

You Stupid Darkness

Paines Plough / Theatre Royal Plymouth
Writer: Sam Steiner
Director: James Grieve
Lighting Design: Peter Small
Sound Design: Dominic Kennedy
Photo: Matt Austin

Following its acclaimed premiere, You Stupid Darkness is enjoying a run at Southwark Playhouse from January 16th – February 22nd 2020.

“Outside, the natural world erodes, with Amy Jane Cook’s design dipping tungsten lights into a fizzing blood-red state of emergency.”                                      ★★★★ The Guardian

Jellyfish

Dorfman Theatre/Bush Theatre
Writer: Ben Weatherall
Director: Tim Hoare
Lighting Design: Jamie Platt
Producer: Mark Cartwright
Photo: Sam Taylor & Amy Jane Cook

“Amy Jane Cook’s stage design is used to stunning effect ….. The set – a pier, some fairground lights, an imagined sea tipping off stage – exquisitely captures the faded glory of Skegness.”                  The Guardian

Lava

Nottingham Playhouse
Writer: James Fritz
Director: Angharad Jones
Lighting: Alexandra Stafford
Photos: Amy Jane Cook & Creative by Wren

“Designer Amy Jane Cook has created a black circular crater in the centre of the stage, an impact zone, but also a place in which emotions can pool… It’s a beautiful bit of visual storytelling.”  TheStage.co.uk

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Watermill
Director: Kate Budgen
Lighting: Sally Ferguson
Sound Design: Jon McLeod

“The simple yet very effective set from designer Amy Jane Cook… and fabulous traditional costumes all enhanced a superb evening, of which no doubt Oscar Wilde himself would have been proud.”  The Henley Standard

Not Talking

Arcola Theatre
Writer: Mike Bartlett
Director: James Hillier
Lighting Design: Zoe Spurr
Photo: Amy Jane Cook and Lidia Crisafulli

“It’s especially striking to have the performers play live on the echoing upright piano that takes centre stage in Amy Jane Cook’s spare and carefully crafted set.”
★★★★ Whatsonstage 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Theatr Clwyd
Director: Kate Wasserberg
Lighting Design: Nick Holdridge
Photo: Manuel Harlan

With Amy Cooks bold and brash costume designs, the characters feel like a very vivid memory of a time just on the outskirts of memory…. The set design has real streak of genius transforming from the Hoff household to Mr. Boo’s club”
★★★★ The Reviews Hub

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