Set & Costume Designer
Charlie Cridlan is a set and costume designer working across theatre, opera, dance, live events and exhibitions. Charlie trained at Camberwell College, the University of Kent and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she received The John Elvery Prize for Theatre Design. Her training and experience have taught her to think in precise detail about form, environment and its effect on audience leading her to create dynamic unusual environments and installations which explore fabric, light and colour.
Charlie has received Best Design Offie nominations for Once Upon a Time at The Adelphi and Liars Market. At the Vaults Festival 2018, Caravan, which she had designed, received the People’s Choice Award.
Charlie’s credits include: Wagner Dream (The Barbican); #We Are Arrested, Day of the Living (RSC: The Other Place); The Oresteia, Trojan Horse, The Mother, Around the World in 80 Days, Don Juan, Wind in the Willows (Scoop at City Hall); Caravan, Orator (The Vaults); Da Native (Sadler’s Wells); Three Sisters (Rose Theatre Kingston); Brixton Stories (Lyric Hammersmith); Awake, Liar’s Market, Once Upon a Time at The Adelphi (Union Theatre); Shore (Riverside Studios); Uncle Vanya (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Magic Flute (Peacock Theatre); Mr Stink (Leicester Curve & National No1 Tour); Maria Marten, The Front Page, Love Labour’s Lost, Travelling Light, Everyman (Bristol Old Vic); Getting Here, Parkway Dreams (Eastern Angles); The Bald Soprano, Labyrinth, Rewind and Play (Oval House); A Little Night Music, The Children (Chelsea Theatre); Carmen, Trial By Jury, Eleanor Vale, La Boheme, Jago, Tosca, The Pearl Fisher’s Opera (Wedmore Opera); Cinderella (Charles Court Opera); Santa Science Project, Pippin, The Ostrich and the Dolphin, Oh! What a Lovely War (Bloomsbury Theatre); The House That Nat Built (Derby Playhouse); and various tours for Bad Apple Theatre, White Horse Theatre, Eastern Angles and Up The Road Theatre.
Cridlan has collaborated with companies including: Fanta, The Mill Sketty Productions, the BBC, Channel 4, the English Touring Theatre, Kenny Wax & Nick Brooke, Wavelength Connect, the Charles Dickens Museum, Rich Mix, Shoreditch Studios, ?What If! Innovation, Diageo and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Additionally, her work has been exhibited at the V&A in Gormley to Gaga, Transformation & Revelation Design for Performance and appears in publications: Make Space, Time & Space and Eleanor Vale; a small community with a big idea.