ABOUT

Born in the Lake District, Louie grew up spending her summers working with the National Youth Theatre, and following school took a degree in Technical and Production Arts at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

She then studied at the prestigious Motley Theatre Design Course, directed by Alison Chitty (whom she subsequently assisted), and tutored by Ashley Martin Davis and Anthony Lamble. 

Louie has worked primarily in Opera, Ballet and Theatre, and has also created a number of installations and site-specific productions.  Based in London, Louie has worked in the UK and abroad, with productions Germany and Italy, and further afield in America, China, Pakistan, Lithuania and Palestine.

 

Up Coming Projects : Nora, new piece for English National Ballet, Sadlers Wells. Vera returns with English National Ballet to Sadlers Wells as part of the Lest We Forget season.

 

Previous credits include : 

2018

Single Spies / Theatre by the Lake. Director Tom Littler.

'Louie Whitemore’s design artfully combines abstract and naturalistic elements. This is nowhere more evident than when naturalistic room settings are revolved to foreground their otherwise barely perceptible rake.' **** The Stage

'Louie Whitemore has done an excellent job of design to capture the mood and feeling of the time, place and tale.' ***** Cumbria 24

Bold Girls / Theatre by the Lake. Director Bobby Brook

Stewart Lee / BBC2, UK Tour, Royal Festival Hall

Tonight at 8.30 / Jermyn Street Theatre. Director Tom Littler. OFFIE NOMINATED BEST SET DESIGN **** The Stage, The Independent 

'Louie Whitemore curates the highly realistic set design with rich furniture pieces throughout the plays. She utilises the space cleverly. ***** Broadway World

Savitri and Der Kaiser Von Atlantis / Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow. Director Caroline Clegg

The Daughter in Law / Arcola Theatre. Director Jack Gamble. OFFIE NOMINATED BEST COSTUME DESIGN **** The Guardian

Nina's Got News / BBC New Writing Edinburgh Festival. Director Polina Kalinina. Written by Frank Skinner

Diamond / BBC New Writing Edinburgh Festival. Director Jane Moriaty. Written by Beryl Richards

Tomorrow at Noon / Jermyn Street Theatre. Director Stella Powell Jones

Images Choreographics / Lillian Bayliss Sadlers Wells and UK Tour. Choreographers Morgann Runace Temple, Hubert Essakow, Erico Montes, Bim Malcomson

2017

Hound of the Baskervilles (Set Design) / Jermyn Street Theatre. Director Lottie Wakeham

Blythe Spirit / Drum Theatre Beijing. Director Shuang Zou. 

Handbagged / Theatre by the Lake. Director Liz Stevenson

Miss Julie / Theatre by the Lake. Director Tom Littler. EVENING STANDARD TOP 20 SHOW OF 2017. OFFIE NOMINATED FOR BEST SET DESIGN, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTOR. 

Take Flight / The Royal Opera House, Hull City of Culture New Theatre Opening. Choreographer Rachel Attfield.

London Road / Mountview. Director Carol Harvey.

Macbeth / The Dukes Theatre Lancaster. Director Liz Stevenson

Images Choreographics / Lillian Bayliss Sadlers Wells and UK Tour. Choreographers Morgann Runace Temple, Liz Agizz, Jennifer Jackson, Matthew Hart. 

2016

After The Floods / The Dukes Theatre Lancaster and North West Tour. Director Alex Summers.

Let the Right One In / Arts Education. Director Dan Bird.

Strangers / NEBT. Choreographed by George Williamson.  'Exquisite visual compositions.'

Banished / Blackheath Halls. Director Elaine Kidd.

The Minotaur / The Unicorn Theatre. Director Tarek Iskander

My Father Odysseus / The Unicorn Theatre. Director Purni Morell.

Messiah / Frankfurt Opera / Director David Freeman. Costume design.

Unlicensed / English National Ballet / Sadler Wells. Choreographer Stina Quagebeur. Costume design.

Images Choregraphics / Lillian Bayliss Sadlers Wells and UK Tour. Choreographers Morgann Runace-Temple, Johnathan Watkins, Sally Marie and Jennifer Jackson. Costume Design.

2015

The Magic Flute / Schwerin Opera. Director David Freeman.

Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes / Lithuania National Ballet. Choreographer George Williamson.

Britannia Waves The Rules / Manchester Exchange Theatre. Director Dan Bird.

Swan Lake / English National Ballet, 'My First' ballet productions / The Peacock and UK Tour. Choreographer George Williamson.

The Chair / Unicorn Theatre. Director Lewis Gibson.

Dance Journeys / English National Ballet / Sadlers Wells. English National Ballet. Choreographer Stina Quagebeur. Costume design.

The Adventure / BAC UK Tour. Director Dan Bird.

Shakespeare Untold / Globe tour and Edinburgh Festival 2015. Directors Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald.

Pirates of Penzance / English National Opera. Associate Designer. Director Mike Leigh. 

The Cure and The Corridor / Aldeburgh Music and Royal Opera House. Associate Designer. Director Martin Duncan. 

2014

Coppelia / English National Ballet, 'My First' ballet productions / The Peacock and UK Tour. Choreographer George Williamson.

The Dog, The Night and The Knife / The Arcola. Director Oliver Dawe.

Harvest / Arts Ed. Director Dan Bird.

Dead Man Walking / Schwerin Opera. Director David Freeman.

Winters Tale / Napa, Karachi. Director Gregory Thompson.

Potted Sherlock / Edinburgh Festival and UK Tour. Director Hannah Berrigan

Choreographics / The Barbican. English National Ballet. Choreographers Stina Quagebeur, James Streeter, Makoto Nakamura. Costume design.

2013

Lulu / Oval House. Director David Freeman.

The Magic Playroom / UK Tour. Director Hal Chambers.

Lost Land / The Freedom Theatre, Jenin Palestine. Director Di Trevis. 

The Adventure / Manchester Royal Exchange and The Pleasance. Director Dan Bird.

Future Worlds / Manchester Royal Exchange. Exhibition design. 

Do I Hear a Waltz  ? / The Park. Director John Savournin.

Buttons / The Rosemary Branch. Director John Savournin. Set design.

2012

Messiah / Royal Danish Opera. Director David Freeman. Costume design.

Egusi Soup / Soho Theatre. Director Paul Bourne. 

House of Bones / Platform Theatre. Director Laurence Chater.

The Criminals / Platform Theatre. Director Oliver Dawe.

The Adventure / High Tide festival with Bad Physics. Director Dan Bird.

Hotbed New writing Festival / Menagerie Theatre Company. Festival designer.

2011

The Nutcracker / Choreographer Wayne Eagling. Associate Designer.

Dracula / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Di Trevis. 

The Magic Flute and Carmen / Co - Opera Co UK Tour. Director’s Chris Newell and William Relton.  Costume design.

La Fille du Regiment / Diva Opera. Director Wayne Morris. Set Design. 

Black Battles with Dogs / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Kath Rogers. Set design.

Crossed Keys / Eastern Angles Tour. Director Kate Budgen.

The National Theatre / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Rea Karnowski. Set design.

2010

The Nutcracker / Shanghai Ballet. Choreographer Derek Deane. 

Serse / Iford Opera. Director David Freeman. 

Carmen / Dorset Opera.  Director Paul Higgins. Co design with Kate Lane. 

SkinTight / Riverside Studios. Director Stella Duffy. 

Marriage of Figaro / Co Opera Co. Director Jacopo Spirei. Costume design

Two Planks and a Passion / The Cochrane Theatre.  Director Lawrence Evans.

Summer Folk / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Simon Dormandy.  Set design.

A Winters Tale / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Annie Tyson.

Much Ado about Nothing / The Cochrane Theatre. Director James Kemp. Set design.

An Ideal Husband / Heartbreak productions. Director Peter Mamack. 

2009

Measure for Measure, the experiment / Oval House.  Director David Freeman. 

Hotel Medea / Para active. The Arcola. Co design with Lise Marker.

The Tempest / Ripley Castle. Director Lucy Kerbal. 

La Boheme and Albert Herring / Co Opera Co UK Tour. Director’s William Relton and Ashley Dean. Costume design.

The Rehearsal / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Guy Rettallack. Set design.

Figaro Gets Divorced / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Christopher Ettridge. Set design.

The Kitchen / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Jonathon Martin. Set design.

The Wild Duck / The Cochrane Theatre. Director Daniela Pelaneau. Set design.

A Midsummer Nights Dream / Oval House. Director Lynn Farleigh. 

Tim : Against all odds / The Kings Head and Edinburgh Festival. Directed by the Roaring Boys.

Killing Alan / Bracknall and Edinburgh Festival. Director Simon Pittman.

2008

Good Soul / The Young Vic. New David Harrower translation. Director Adele Thomas. 

I am a Superhero / Old Vic New Voices. Theatre 503. Director Lucy Kerbel. 

David and Goliath / Opera. Queens Chapel Cambridge. Director Sinead O'Neil.

Why We Ate Cliff Richard / The Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival.  Director John Terry and the Roaring Boys.

2007

Mud / The Gate Theatre. Director Kate Budgen. 

I Capuleitti e Montecchi / Grange Park Opera. Director Tol Christie. Revival design.

The Bicycle Men / The Kings Head. Writer and Directors Mark Nutter, Joe Liss, John Rabano, Can Castellaneta.

Lucifer Saved / World Premier by Peter Oswald. The Finborough Theatre. Director Reuben Grove.

Bed and Breakfast / New writing for the Royal Court. Edinburgh Festival. Director Reuben Grove / Erica Fee.

The Cherry Orchard / Theatro Technis.  Director Monty Holender.

2004

The Bite of the Night / The Chandler Studios. Director Hugh Hodgart. 

Twelfth Night / The Arches Glasgow. Director Ros Steen and Joyce Deans.

 

Associate / Assisting

2015

The Cure and The Corridor / Royal Opera House. Director Martin Duncan. Design by Alison Chitty. Associate.

Theodora / Paris Opera. Director Stephen Langridge. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant.

The Pirates of Penzance / English National Opera. Director Mike Leigh. Design by Alison Chitty. Associate.

2013

Nabucco / La Scala and The Royal Opera House. Director Daniele Abbado. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant.

Parsifal / The Royal Opera House. Director Stephen Langridge. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant. 

2012

Madam Butterfly / Den Norsk Opera. Director Stephen Langridge. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant.

A Provincial Life / National Theatre Wales. Director Peter Gill. Design Alison Chitty. Associate.

Nabucco / La Scala, The Royal Opera House, Barcelona. Director Daniele Abbado. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant.

2011

Grief / The National Theatre. Director Mike Leigh. Design by Alison Chitty. Assistant.

2009

Norma / Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Director Martin Constantine. Grange Park Opera. Assistant.

Alessandro / Design by Cordelia Chisholm. Director William Relton. Royal College of Music. Assistant.

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci / Design by Cordelia Chisholm. Director William Relton. Dorset Opera. Assistant

2008

The Pearl Fishers / Dorset Opera. Director William Relton. Design Cordelia Chisholm. Assistant

2007

Uncle Vanya / The Rose, Kingston. Director Peter Hall. Design Alison Chitty. Assistant.

Turandot Dorset Opera. Director William Relton. Design Cordelia Chisholm. Assistant. 

2006

HerodiadeDorset Opera. Director William Relton. Design Cordelia Chisholm. Assistant.

 

other work

Provider of design workshops for all ages, tailored to suit the group and project. 

Examples :

Play In A Week Project - Unicorn Theatre. 

'What is design, how to design,' based around an end of term production of Oliver for a GCSE Drama group and after school yr 7 to 9 group.