Sascha Gilmour is a theatre designer, maker and puppeteer living in Manchester with a studio in Cheshire.

She creates work for plays, musicals, festivals, events and performance art.

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.

Current work in progress

Design for after birth with Grace Duggan at North Wall Arts Centre

Design for Exposure Newham with the vacuum cleaner in the borough of Newham

Design for The Promise R&D with Lucy Bradley

Maker for Love it for Longer with Wild Rumpus for Chester Zoo

Projects postponed due to Covid-19

Maker for Last Gasp with Split Britches at the Barbican 

Assistant to designer Jasmine Swan for Omeros at the Gate Theatre

Education

1st Class BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts 2015-18

Curious School of Puppetry 2019 

Theatre Design

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

 

TWISTED // Costume for Virtual Halloween Trail in Liverpool parks

Director: Nicole Behan with Paperwork Theatre, Autumn 2020

HOLIBLOBS // Costume for Walkabout 

with Ugly Bucket Theatre, Summer 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 

DEEP BLUE // Set, Costume & Puppetry at Liverpool Everyman 

R&D with Paperwork Theatre, Winter 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

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

 

Model Making

CINDERELLA // for designer, Katie Scott

the Dukes Lancaster, Summer 2019

UNDER 3 MOONS//for designer, Katie Scott

Box of Tricks, Summer 2019

SEAGULLS // for designer, Katie Scott

Bolton Octagon, Summer 2019 

BLACKOUT // for designer, Katie Scott

the Dukes Lancaster, Summer 2016

Costume

TREASURE ISLAND// Costume Props maker

Bolton Octagon, Autumn 2019

NETBALL WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY// Costume maker

Designer: Fabrication Studio, Summer 2019

RIVER FESTIVAL LIVERPOOL// Costume maker

Designer: Fabrication Studio, Summer 2019

REBEKKA ANSTEM // Design & Making 

Custom Stage outfit, Winter 2019

THUMBELINA // Costume Assistant at Regent Theatre, Stoke 

Designer: Fabrication Studio for cBeebies, Autumn 2018

FUNNY GIRL // Alterations for UK Tour 

Manchester Opera House, Spring 2017

DYE SHOP ASSISTANT // Placement 

Royal Opera House, Winter 2016 

Puppetry

HOYO // Designer & Maker 

with Tracey Gibbs, Winter 2020

 

THE LANTERNS AT CHESTER ZOO// Puppeteering Giant Frog

with Wild Rumpus, Winter 2019

 

SKIPTON PUPPET FESTIVAL // Puppetry design and directing

with Project Sustainable, Autumn 2019

SHAMBALA FESTIVAL // Puppet making workshops 

with Headstrung Puppets, Summer 2019

 

KENDAL CALLING // Puppeteering Giant Glowing Gastropod

with Global Grooves, Summer 2019 

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL // Puppet maintenance

with VIP Puppets, Summer 2019

OLDHAM ILLUMINATE//Puppeteering Giant Glowing Gastropod

with Global Grooves, Winter 2019

SECRET WINTER GARDEN // Puppeteering Giant Owl and Raven

 at Croxteth Hall with Liverpool Lantern Company, Winter 2018 

TWYCROSS ZOO // Puppeteering Zebra 

with VIP Puppets, Summer 2018 

LIVERPOOL RIVER FESTIVAL // Puppeteering Giant Mermaid 

with VIP Puppets, Summer 2017 

BLAKEMERE CHRISTMAS EVENT // Puppeteering Reindeer 

with Tell Tale Puppets, Winter 2016

HACKNEY FIREWORKS/BROADWAY CHRISTMAS EVENT // Puppeteer & Maker for Giraffe and Camel 

with VIP Puppets, Autumn 2016 

  

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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