Cleo Pettitt

18 Apr 2019

Training: B.A. (hons) Theatre Design & M.A. Scenography, U.C.E. Birmingham; Linbury Prize for Stage Design finalist, 1997; nominated for Best Set Design 2017, 2019 & 2021 (Great British Panto Awards) – Winner in 2021.

Cleo is delighted to be designing the legendary Ipswich panto for the first time. She regularly designs many others, including for Watford Palace Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Belgrade Coventry, Palace Theatre Westcliff, The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton and costumes for the Hackney Empire.

Other shows – in Bermuda: Mamma Mia!; The Pirates of Penzance; South Pacific; The Producers; Jesus Christ Superstar; Oliver!; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Into the Woods; Dreamgirls; Cabaret; Beauty and the Beast; The Full Monty; Ragtime; The History Boys; Fiddler on the Roof; The Addams Family.

In Dubai: Fame; Blood Brothers; Woman in Black; Annie; High School Musical (1 & 2); Abigail’s Party; Don’t Dress For Dinner; Dial M for Murder; The Sound of Music (Time Out Award: Best Musical), transferred to Bahrain and Qatar.

In Canada: the opening two seasons for the Montgomery Theatre, Prince Edward Island, with works from Wilde to Coward and Shaw.

Opera: The Marriage of Figaro (Lyric, Hammersmith); Cosi Fan Tutte, Tosca (Christ’s Hospital, Horsham); Simon Boccanegra, The Merry Widow (Bloomsbury Theatre); Don Giovanni, Heaven (Charing Cross). For Anchorage Opera, Alaska: The Magic Flute; The Sound of Music; The Pirates of Penzance.

Other work includes: Bad Days and Odd Nights (Caryl Churchill plays, Greenwich Theatre); Grandma Saves the Day! The Giles Family Musical (New Wolsey Theatre); Dracula (Cheltenham Everyman/national tour – costumes); A Christmas Carol (Players Theatre, New York); Missing Persons (Trafalgar Studios, London); Art (Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds); Ladies Cage (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester); Macbeth, Robin Hood, The Snow Queen (Creation Theatre, Oxford); Around the World in Eighty Days (Liverpool Playhouse); The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Cyclops (The Scoop, South Bank); Company (Palace Theatre, Westcliff); Swollen Tongues (National Tour); Trust Byron (Gate Theatre and Tour); Joyisms (Looking Glass Theatre, Off-Broadway); A Christmas Carol (Players Theatre, Greenwich Village, New York).