Set & Costume Designer

Frankie Bradshaw

Selected credits

  • SweatDonmar Warehouse
  • JerusalemWatermill Theatre
  • On The ExhaleTraverse Theatre
  • CookiesTheatre Royal Haymarket
  • Assata Taught MeGate Theatre

About

Frankie is a set and costume designer based in London. She was a Linbury Prize Finalist in 2015 and a Jerwood Young Designer in 2017.  She won the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design in 2016 for Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre) and was nominated for the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design 2017 for Assata Taught Me (Gate Theatre).

Recent designs include Sweat directed by Lynette Linton at Donmar Warehouse which has received 5* reviews.  Upcoming projects in 2019 include  English Touring Opera’s Spring Season of Macbeth, Idomeneo and Elisabetta directed by James Conway and James Dacre, Skellig directed by Lisa Blair at Nottingham Playhouse and Napoli Brooklyn directed by Lisa Blair for a UK Tour.

Featured work

Sweat

Written by Lynn Nottage
Donmar Warehouse
Direction: Lynette Linton
Set & Costume: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: George Dennis
​Photos by Johan Persson

“Frankie Bradshaw’s design is first monumental and decrepit, then bright and detailed. An industrial wasteland – rusty pipes the breadth of human torsos – gives way to a bright bar with a neon sign in cursive writing, plastic tomatoes for ketchup.”
Observer *****

Jerusalem 

Watermill Theatre
Written by Jez Butterworth
Direction: Lisa Blair
Set and Costume: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Christopher Nairne
Sound: Tom Attwood
​Photos: Phillip Tull

“With a setting by Frankie Bradshaw that faithfully recreates the clutter around the caravan and winds May ribbons around the pillars of the theatre itself, she brings an element of tenderness into Byron’s relationship’s with those around him”
WhatsOnStage *****

Assata Taught Me

Gate Theatre
Written by Kalungi Ssebandeke
Direction: Lynette Linton
Set and Costume: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Jack Weir
Sound: Richard Hammarton
Scenic Art: Richard Nutbourne
​Photo: Ikin Yum

“ the design is a little miracle: Frankie Bradshaw conjures old Havana with a tiled floor, beaten copper walls and a crumbling ceiling.”
Guardian

Orca

Southwark Playhouse
Written by Matt Grinter
Direction: Alice Hamilton
Set and Costume: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Richard Hammarton
Scenic Art: Richard Nutbourne
Photo: Richard Lakos

“Lovingly designed by Frankie Bradshaw…. It’s gorgeous to look at and incredibly atmospheric: a jetty surrounded by shale and shell. You can almost feel the sea-spray on your face and taste the salt on the air. ”
The Stage

 

 

 

 

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