Polly Sullivan

Designer

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Assistant: Jennifer Thomas

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Polly was awarded a First Class (BA) Hons in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art, and before that studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art.

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THE ROUNDABOUT

2016

Cahoots Theatre Company / Park Theatre

TROUBLE IN MIND

2016

Theatre Royal Bath: Ustinov Studio

Theatre

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ALLIGATORS

2016

Hampstead Theatre: Downstairs

By Andrew Keatley
Dir. Simon Evans

JUMPY

2016

Theatr Clwyd

By April De Angelis
Dir. Lisa Spirling

LES MISERABLES

2016

Wermland Opera, Karlstad, Sweden

As Associate Designer
Designer Lucy Osborne
Director James Grieve
Musical Director David White

FOREVER YOURS, MARIE-LOU

2016

Theatre Royal Bath: Ustinov Studio

By Michel Tremblay, translated by Michael West
Dir. Laurence Boswell

FIREBIRD

2016

Trafalgar Studios

By Phil Davies
Dir. Edward Hall
Transfer of Hampstead production

PINE

2016

Hampstead Theatre: Downstairs

By Jacqui Honess-Martin
Dir. Lisa Spirling

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

2015

Theatre Royal Bath: Ustinov Studio

By Georges Feydeau, translated by Kenneth McLeish
Dir. Laurence Boswell

MONSIEUR POPULAR

2015

Theatre Royal Bath: Ustinov Studio

By Eugène Marin Labiche, in a new translation by Jeremy Sams
Dir. Jeremy Sams

FIREBIRD

2015

Hampstead Theatre: Downstairs

By Phil Davies
Dir. Edward Hall

MATCHBOX THEATRE

2015

Hampstead Theatre: Main Stage

By Michael Frayn
Dir. Hamish McColl

DEPOSIT

2015

Hampstead Theatre: Downstairs

By Matt Hartley
Dir. Lisa Spirling

ELEPHANTS

2014

Hampstead Theatre: Downstairs

By Rose Heiney
Dir. Tamara Harvey

THE SNOW DRAGON

2014

Tall Stories at St James Theatre

Dir. Toby Mitchell

THE NINE O'CLOCK SLOT

2014

Ice & Fire Theatre Company / The Red Gallery (Shoreditch)

By Hannah Davies and Annecy Lax
Dir. Lisa Spirling

DONKEYS' YEARS

2014

Rose Theatre (Kingston)

By Michael Frayn
Dir. Lisa Spirling

FAULT LINES

Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

By Ali Taylor
Dir. Lisa Spirling

I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT EVE

2013

Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

By Colette Kane
Dir. Lisa Spirling

HERE

2012

Rose Theatre (Kingston)

By Michael Frayn
Dir. Lisa Spirling

THE BOMB - SECOND BLAST: PRESENT DANGERS (1992 - 2012)

2012

Tricycle Theatre

Dir. Nicolas Kent

THE BOMB - FIRST BLAST: PROLIFERATION (1940 - 1992)

2012

Tricycle Theatre

Dir. Nicolas Kent

THE RIOTS

2011

Tricycle Theatre

By Gillian Slovo from spoken evidence
Dir. Nicolas Kent

A WALK IN THE WOODS

2011

Tricycle Theatre

Dir. Nicolas Kent

TACTICAL QUESTIONING: SCENES FROM THE BAHA MOUSA INQUIRY

2011

Tricycle Theatre

Dir. Nicolas Kent
Edited by Richard Norton-Taylor

HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS

2011

Buckle For Dust (in association with English Touring Theatre) / Soho Theatre

Dir. Lisa Spirling

COTTON WOOL

2008

Theatre 503

By Ali Taylor
Directed by Lisa Spirling

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

2007

Chickenshed Theatre

Directed by Mary Ward & Louise Perry

THE LADY OF BURMA

2007

Riverside Studios

By Richard Shannon
Directed by Richard Shannon & Owen Lewis

FLIGHT PATH

2007

Bush Theatre

By David Watson
Directed by Naomi Jones

CALLED TO ACCOUNT - THE INDICTMENT OF ANTHONY CHARLES LYNTON BLAIR FOR THE CRIME OF AGGRESSION AGAINST IRAQ - A HEARING

2007

Tricycle Theatre

Edited by Richard Norton-Taylor
Directed by Nicolas Kent

THE ATHEIST

2007

Theatre 503

By Ronan Noone
Directed by Ari Edelson

AUNG SAN SUU KYI

2007

Riverside Studios

Directed by Richard Shannon

HOW LONG IS NEVER? (A RESPONSE TO DARFUR)

2007

Tricycle Theatre

Directed by Nicolas Kent, Indhu Rubasingham & Charlotte Westenra

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS

2006

Old Vic Theatre

Gala fundraiser

YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE

2006

New End Theatre

By Christian Spurrier
Directed by Tim Roseman

SEDUCED

2006

Finborough Theatre

Written and directed by Michael Kingsbury

THE SNOW DRAGON

2006

Tall Stories Theatre / US Tour

Directed by Toby Mitchell

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

2006

Pleasance Theatre, London

By Eve Ensler
Dir Lisa Spirling

THE LYING KIND

2005

LAMDA Linbury Studio

Directed by Lisa Spirling

THE SNOW DRAGON

2005

Tall Stories Theatre / Soho Theatre

Directed by Toby Mitchell

THE BEAR STORIES

2005

Polka Theatre

By Martin Waddell
Directed by Richard Shannon & Annie Wood

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS

2005

Old Vic Theatre

Gala fundraiser

A NEW YORK THREESOME

2005

Pleasance Theatre, London

By Lesley Ross
Directed by Steve Marmion & Lisa Spirling

GAS AND AIR

2005

Pleasance Theatre, London

By Lou Ramsden
Directed by Lisa Spirling

FIREBIRD (Trafalgar Studios)

“Clever little touches (by designer Polly Sullivan) denote changes in location such as the flashing neon sign of a kebab shop or a mattress dropping from the ceiling to depict Tia's squalid bedroom.” (Lettie McKee, The Londonist)

 

MONSIEUR POPULAR (Theatre Royal Bath)

"Polly Sullivan’s design honours the spirit of farce…A glorious soufflé of a production" (Financial Times, Ian Shuttleworth)

"Designer Polly Sullivan's set, especially the French Impressionist scenery of the second act, is delightful" (Bath Chronicle, Jackie Chappell)

"Polly Sullivan`s opulent town and country sets make sumptuous French-design use of the smallish Ustinov stage" (The Stage, Jeremy Brien)

 

HERE (Rose Theatre)

"The set was perhaps one of my favourites" (Heather Deacon, One Stop Arts)

 

THE BOMB (Tricycle)

“Designer Polly Sullivan elegantly conjures a wide range of locations” (Charles Spencer, The Telegraph ****)

 

A WALK IN THE WOODS (Tricycle)

"The drama takes place in a beautifully conceived Swiss wood, courtesy of designer Polly Sullivan." (Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide)

 

COTTON WOOL (Theatre503)

"Polly Sullivan’s literal framing of the stage allowed oceans of offstage action to occur in my imagination. The stage’s rising three layers of beach support the play’s multi-layered writing, a real triumph for Sullivan and her collaboration with director Lisa Spirling, who has delivered the most unified piece of theatre, the best acting and design that I have seen at 503." (Adam Maher, Epoch Times)