Victoria SpearingCategory: Designers
Graduating from Bretton Hall in Theatre Design and Technology in 2001, Victoria started work as a freelance set designer with South Hill Park Arts Centre, where she is now resident designer and with whom she won the award for Best Staging/Set at the 2019 Great British Pantomime Awards for their production of Dick Whittington And His Cat. She has also been nominated for the same 2020 award.
This will be the 22nd design for Blackeyed Theatre, from The Caretaker to the highly acclaimed tours of Not About Heroes, Dracula and Teechers. Her design for The Beekeeper was nominated for the Best Set Design in the 2012 Off West End Theatre Awards.
She has designed over one hundred sets for a variety of companies, producing initial sketches and model boxes through to involvement in set building, painting and final dressing.
For South Hill Park she has designed the last twelve pantomimes, as well as a range of in-house productions, including Brassed Off, Stepping Out, Blood Brothers, Calendar Girls and Oh What A Lovely War. She also redesigned South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre Bar and Foyer to create a new performance space.
Her design work for other companies includes the world premier of A Little History of the World (Watermill Theatre), The Dumb Waiter, Miss Julie, Waiting for Godot, Race and The Nativity that Goes Wrong (Reading Rep), Journey’s End, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Madness of George III, Three Men in a Boat and Birdsong (Original Theatre Company), Lotty’s War (Giddy Ox), Loserville (Youth Music Theatre), The History Boys and Danny the Champion of the World (London Contemporary Theatre), as well as various Christmas shows for The Castle Wellingborough.