Lucy Read trained on The Motley Theatre Design Course, London. Lucy has designed costume and set for a wide variety of productions mainly for theatre and opera. Alongside designing she teaches design in theatre, college, schools and university accredited courses.
Lucy was shortlisted for the National Theatre's Linbury Prize for Stage Design and the Jocelyn Herbert Award in 2009. Lucy designed the Olivier Award winning Opera La Boheme for Opera Up Close at The Soho Theatre, London.
Currently she is designing the musical The Last 5 Years for the Orange Theatre Company in Amsterdam.
Most recently she designed Space Camp for The Human Zoo Theatre Company collobortating with RAL Space (Science + Technology Facilities Council) and the Harwell Campus with the aim of engaging a wider audience with themes of space and science. In 2018 she designed the National Theatre Connections play The Sweetness of a Sting for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith.
Previous work includes:
Ctrl alt delete (The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith), Monotone Man for The Human Zoo Theatre Company (The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith & Latitude Festival), Promenade pieces; 9 Rooms (Centerpoint Homeless Charity/The Young Vic Tunnels) & ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (Oval House Theatre) Sleepy Hollow (The Watford Palace Theatre) Narcissus & Echo (The Lowry Theatre Manchester & Uk tour) Three Women (Theatre 59E59, New York & The Edinburgh Assembly Rooms) Anansi’s Stories (Lewisham Youth Theatre) Cautionary Tales & Off The Wall (Haringey Shed /The Bernie Grant Centre), Dante (The Arcola Theatre/ Grimeborne Festival) Lucy’s work for The Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, includes; Carmen, Illyria, Basset and The Love Of The Nightingale, The Comedy Of Errors and The Unheard. In 2014 she was employed as resident designer for 4th Monkey Theatre Company. During this period she designed numerous shows including A Massacre At Paris at the Canterbury Catherdral Crypt, Faustus and A Jew Of Malta at the Marlowe Theatre and a promenade performance of Alice in Edinburgh. Lucy has designed extensively for The Oval House Theatre. Productions include; The Grandfathers (Soho transfer,National Theatre Connections) and the premier of Suffocation.