Chloe Lamford is an internationally renowned stage designer, working in theatre, opera, music and installation. She trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art. She received the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Design for Performance 2013.
Chloe is Associate Designer at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and a resident of Somerset House Studios.
She recently created The Site, at the Royal Court Theatre, a temporary theatre space and installation with five curated plays written in response to provocations and the space itself.
Chloe is co-directing and designing The Antipodes with Annie Baker for the National Theatre. She recently designed Europe (Donmar Warehouse; Innocence directed by Simon Stone (Aix Festival, July 2020); The Handmaids Tale (Royal Danish Opera); she is co-creating The Song Project with Wende Snijders for the Royal Court Theatre; Mens (Visual direction for singer Wende Snijders); directed by Lies Pauwels (Hetpaleis, Antwerp); .
Designs for theatre include:
Hilary and Clinton (Broadway); Hexenjagd (Theater Basel); The American Clock (Old Vic); Atmen and Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin); De Maiden (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); John, Amadeus,Rules for Living, The World of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre); 1984 (Broadway, West End/Headlong/Almeida); Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (West End, National Theatre and National Theatre Scotland); The Cane, Pity, Gun Dog, Victory Condition, B , Road, Unreachable, The Twits, God Bless The Child, How to Hold Your Breath, Circle Mirror Transformation, Teh Internet is Serious Business, 2071 and Open Court for the Royal Court Theatre; Het Hamiltoncomplex; Truth or Dare, Britney or Goofy, Nacht und Nebel, Jesus Christ or Superstar (Hetpaleis Antwerp and LIFT festival); The Tempest (Donmar at Kings Cross); Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse); The Events (ATC and Young Vic); Disco Pigs and Sus (Young Vic), Blackta (costume design) also at the Young Vic Theatre; My Shrinking Life, Appointment with the Wicker Man, Knives in Hens (National Theatre Scotland); Praxis Makes Perfect, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales); Boys (HeadlongTheatre); Cannibals and The Gate Keeper, Jubilee (Manchester Royal Exchange); Ghost Story (Sky Arts Live Drama), Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), My Romantic History (Crucible, Sheffield/ Bush), Joseph K, The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate), Songs from a Hotel Bedroom (Linbury Studio ROH + Tour), It Felt Empty… (Clean Break), Everything Must Go! and This Wide Night (Soho Theatre), The Mother Ship, How to Tell the Monsters from the Misfits (Birmingham Rep), Small Miracle (Tricycle/ Mercury, Colchester-Winner Best Design TMA awards).
Designs for opera include:
Miranda (Opera Comique, Paris); Ariadne Auf Naxos, Alcina (set), Pelleas and Melisande (costumes) (Aix-En-Provence Festival); The Little Sweep and Let's Make An Opera at Malmo Opera House, Sweden;The Magic Flute (English Touring Opera), War and Peace (Scottish Opera/ RCS), Cunning Little Vixen, Orpheus in the Underworld (Royal College of Music) and La Calisto (Early Opera Company).
CONTEMPORARY ART COLLABORATIONS:
TBC TV (installation created with Mel Brimfield and Ewan Jones Morris, Somerset House); Show Room (Somerset House, Great Arch Hall); Echo Chamber (installation, Royal College of Art); Absence and Hope (Collaboration with performer/ writer Rachel Mars, Tate Modern), Wish You Were Here! (Somerset House Studios); The Gulch (Bedwyr Williams at The Curve , Barbican)