Sascha Gilmour is a multidisciplinary designer based in Manchester with a studio in Cheshire.
She creates work for plays, musicals, festivals, events and performance art.
Alongside designing, Sascha runs workshops and sessions covering elements of design, making and sustainability.

Working collaboratively, pushing boundaries and a focus on sustainability are at the core of her creative process.
Sascha is a co-founder of the North West Design Allotment and a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers.

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Education

1st Class BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts 2015-18

Curious School of Puppetry 2019 

Theatre Design

THE BREAD WE BREAK // Set & Costume

with Miray Sidhom at Contact Theatre, Winter 2022

 

AFTER BIRTH // Set & Costume

Director: Grace Duggan with Maiden Moor Productions, Winter 2022

 

THE WELKIN // Set & Costume

Director: Fiona Buffini at Manchester School of Theatre, Winter 2022

 

EXPOSURE NEWHAM // Design & Performance

with the vacuum cleaner at venues in Newham, Autumn 2021

PORTO'S PECULIAR PLAYGROUND // Installation & Costume 

Director: Nina Hajiyianni at Whitby Hall, Summer 2021

DEEP BLUE // Set & Costume at the Unity Theatre Liverpool

Director: Nicole Behan with Paperwork Theatre, Spring 2021

 

WHEN WOLVES COULD SPEAK // Set & Costume for regional touring

with Goofus Theatre, Winter 2021

 

GOOD GRIEF // Co-Set & Costume with Kirsty Barlow at the Unity Theatre Liverpool

Directors: Grace Gallagher & Rachael Smart with Ugly Bucket Theatre, Autumn 2020

SANTI & NAZ // Set & Costume at VAULT Festival

Director: Madelaine Moore with The Thelmas, Winter 2020

 

CABARET // Set & Costume at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 

Director: Jake Norton, Spring 2019  

FAT GIRL SINGING // Set & Costume for Regional Tour

Director: Emma Geraghty, Winter 2019 

THE BALLAD OF RUDY // Associate Set, Costume & Puppetry at New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Director: Matt Hassall with Goblin Theatre, Winter 2018

IF I SHOULD FALL // Set & Costume for Regional Tour 

Director: Martha Simon with Red Bobble Theatre, Autumn 2018

RED & BLACK // Co-Costume & Set at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Director: Alan Lane with Slung Low, Spring 2018 

THE JUNGLE BOOK // Costume, Set & Puppetry at Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Director: Nina Hajiyianni with Action Transport Theatre, Winter 2017

CHEKHOV IN HELL // Set at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Director: Rachel Heyburn, Spring 2017 

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR // Costume at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 

Director: Erica Gould, Spring 2017 

Installation

LOVE IT FOR LONGER // Maker

for Wild Rumpus, Spring 2021

NEWBURY LANTERN TRAIL // Maker

for 101 Outdoor Arts, Winter 2020

THE LANTERNS AT CHESTER ZOO // Maker 

for Wild Rumpus, Autumn/Winter 2020

DOZE // Installation at Birmingham Rep

Artist: Toni-Dee Paul with Selina Thompson, Winter 2020

MADLOVE TAKE OVER // Spatial Design in St Helens, Hardshaw Centre

Co-design with the vacuum cleaner, Autumn 2019

Costume

Sascha has worked as a designer, maker, breaking down artist and assistant on:

AN ADVENTURE // Bolton Octagon

TWISTED // Paperwork Theatre 

HOLIBLOBS // Ugly Bucket Theatre

TREASURE ISLAND // Bolton Octagon

NETBALL WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY // Liverpool Arena

RIVER FESTIVAL LIVERPOOL // with designer, Mary Lamb 

cBeebies THUMBELINA // Regent Theatre, Stoke 

FUNNY GIRL // UK Tour 

Puppetry

HOYO Research & Development // Designer & Maker 

with Tracey Gibbs, Winter 2020

 

Sascha has puppeteered a range of giant puppets at:

THE LANTERNS AT CHESTER ZOO

SKIPTON PUPPET FESTIVAL

SHAMBALA FESTIVAL

KENDAL CALLING

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

OLDHAM ILLUMINATE 

TWYCROSS ZOO 

  

Awards

Nominated for Naomi Wilkinson Design Prize 2019

Philip Holt Award 2018 

Referees

ASHLEY SHAIRP // Head of Theatre and Performance Design at LIPA

A.Shairp@lipa.ac.uk

the vacuum cleaner// Artist, James Leadbitter

james@thevacuumcleaner.co.uk

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