About Me

Rebecca Hurst


I am a Theatre Designer and Visual Artist.

I trained on The Motley Theatre Design Course and have an MA in Visual Communication from Central St Martins.

I am an Associate Lecturer on the BA Costume Design Course at Wimbledon College of Arts and also work widely in arts participation.

Cartoon de Salvo

I was Resident designer and co-company director for the devising company Cartoon de Salvo between 1999 and 2011 for whom I designed over 12 shows. 


Other Theatre Design includes:

The Pardoner’s Tale, Unicorn Theatre Main House, director. Lewis Gibson 
Treasured, Birmingham MAC, Jane Packman Company dir. Jane Packman 
Peapickers, Eastern Angles, dir. Sam Potter 
Pinocchio, York Theatre Royal Main House dir. Richard Hayhow and Jon Palmer
Stoopud F****n Animals, Edinburgh Festival, Traverse Theatre, dir. Kate Budgen 
Romeo and Juliet, New Wolsey, dir. Ellie Jones 
Birds Without Wings, Eastern Angles, dir. Ivan Cutting, 
Metamorphoses, London Bubble, dir. Jonathan Petherbridge
Pomegranate, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, dir. Jo Combes
Electra, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, dir. Jo Combes
The Tempest, New Wolsey, dir. Ellie Jones
The Real Thing, Northampton Theatre Royal Main House, dir. Gareth Machin 
Memory of Water, Watford Palace Theatre Main House, dir. Joyce Branagh
Pictures of Clay, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, dir. Sarah Esdaile
Kes, Manchester Royal Exchange Main House, dir. Sarah Frankcom
Master Harold and The Boys, Southwark Playhouse & Bristol Old Vic Studio dir Joyce Branagh, 
Knives in Hens, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, dir. Jo Combes
Maybe Tomorrow, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, dir. Jo Combes
Alice Through the Looking Glass, London Bubble, dir. Jonathan Petherbridge
Mr Burke and Mr Hare, Liverpool Unity, Ophaboom, dir. Howard Gayton
13 Objects, Wrestling School, Riverside Studios – (Assistant Designer) 
Breaststrokes, BAC, Stella Duffy
Measure for Measure, Cambridge Arts Theatre Main House dir. Stephen Siddall 
Women of Troy, The Orange Tree Theatre, dir. Jo Combes 
This Cookie May Contain Nuts, The Orange Tree Theatre, dir. Joyce Branagh
Logic, The Chelsea Centre Theatre, dir. Suzanne Bell
Monogamy Riverside Studios, dir. Stuart Mullins 

Participation work includes:

Projects for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The House of Illustration, Punchdrunk, Splendid Productions, Action for Children, Immediate Theatre, The V&A Museum, Eastside Educational Trust. Extensive work within The Creative Partnership Programme (Over 10 schools), Dancing for The Games, Share Music, The London Bubble, Soho Theatre, York Theatre Royal, The British Antarctic Survey, The Thames Festival. The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Essex Libraries and The London Sinfonietta. I run my own workshop programme – Exploring Shakespeare through Theatre Design. As well as A Theatre Designer’s Process for A Level Students. 

Feel free to get in contact if you are interested in my work


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