Angela Davies Head of Design
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Angela Davies

Head of Design


Angela joined the team at BOVTS in 2011 and has practiced as a professional Performance Designer for twenty seven years. Angela trained at Cardiff College of Art and received a BA Hons in Theatre Design at Nottingham Polytechnic.

She has recently completed four year roles as External Examiner for both the MA Theatre Design Course at UAL (Wimbledon College of Arts) and the BA and MA courses at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She is a member of the PDEC and SBTD, Angela mentored emerging designers and directors for the JMK Directors’ Prize for four years and is currently a SBTD mentor for professional
designers. Angela worked with the British Arts Council to run design workshops in Lagos, Nigeria.

Awards include Winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Timeout Award for Best Designs for her work at the Gate Theatre and The Bush Theatre.

Recent designs include Earthquakes, Wind in the Willows and The Wizard of Oz (The Redgrave Theatre) for BOVTS,                            The Wizard of Oz – set (Birmingham Rep), Blue Heart, Living Quarters (Tobacco Factory Theatres), Crouch-Touch-Pause-Engage (National Theatre Wales) and The Mouse and His Child (RSC). Angela has worked extensively at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, NTW, Chichester Festival, The Donmar Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Traverse, The Young Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre. She collaborated with Shared Experience Theatre Company on a wide range of productions including After Mrs Rochester (Duke of Yorks). Angela shared creative partnerships with many directors including David Farr, Polly Teale, Lucy Bailey and Paul Hunter.

Her Opera Designs include Rigoletto and Falstaff (Grange Park Opera), La Cenerentola and La Gazza Ladre (Garsington Opera) and The Magic Flute (Graz Opera House Opera).

Angela has also Production Designed the feature film Simon Magnus.

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Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design