Set & Costume Designer

Frankie Bradshaw

Selected credits

  • JerusalemWatermill Theatre
  • Assata Taught MeGate Theatre
  • HanselSalisbury Playhouse
  • CookiesTheatre Royal Haymarket
  • Di and Viv and RoseStephen Joseph Theatre


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).

Upcoming productions include:  Sweat directed by Lynette Linton (Donmar Warehouse),  English Touring Opera’s Spring Season 2019: Macbeth, Idomeneo, Elisabetta directed by James Conway and James Dacre, Robin Hood directed by Laura Keefe (Watermill Theatre),
Trying It On directed by Chris Haydon (China Plate Tour), Jess and Joe Forever directed by Lotte Wakeham (Stephen Joseph Theatre) and Mercury Fur directed by John Haidar (Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

Featured work


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.”
The Guardian


“Frankie Bradshaw’s design is utterly transformative, with detailed Cuban floor tiles and weathered wooden panels, allowing the audience to be transported into the tiny world of Assata’s front room, whilst being exposed to the huge world that exists outside it”
***** Theatre Bubble


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

Shortlisted for Off-West-End Award for Best Set Design

“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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