Set & Costume Designer

Ceci Calf

Selected credits

  • HIRPark Theatre
  • Farm HallJermyn Street Theatre/ Theatre Royal Bath/ UK Tour
  • The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas/ A Skull in ConnemaraDailes Teātris Riga, Latvia
  • Othello Watermill Theatre, Newbury
  • Warrior QueensSadler's Wells
  • Under The Black RockArcola Theatre
  • OrlandoJermyn Street Theatre
  • BreedingKing's Head Theatre

About

Ceci is a set and costume designer based in London. She trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has since worked across the UK and Europe.

Her Set & Costume designs include: HIR starring Felicity Huffman (Park Theatre); Farm Hall (Jermyn Street, Theatre Royal Bath); The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas and A Skull In Connemara (Dailes Teātris Riga, Latvia); Othello (Watermill Theatre);  Love & Information (Clapham Omnibus); Breeding (Kings Head);  Under The Black Rock (Arcola); Orlando (Jermyn Street); Warrior Queens (Sadler’s Wells); Tapped (Theatre503 & UK Tour); To Have And To Hold (The Hope Theatre);  Rocky Road (Jermyn Street/ Stream.Theatre); One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Nominated for Offie Award: Best Set Design- Jermyn Street/ Watermill Theatre); Five Green Bottles, Tithonus R&D (Sherman Theatre); Cheer and Mydidae (The Other Room); Not Now (Nominated for Standing Ovation Award), Yes So I Said Yes (Winner of Standing Ovation Award: Best Production, Nominated for Offie Award: Set Design); How To Survive An Apocalypse, Not Quite Jerusalem and The Wind of Heaven (Standing Ovation award: Best Rediscovery/Adaptation- Finborough);  Twelfth Night (Kew Gardens); The Cut (LAMDA & Lion And Unicorn); Waiting for Anya and The Mozart Question (Barn Theatre, Cirencester) and Yellow Moon (LAMDA).  

Featured work

HIR

Park Theatre
Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Steven Kunis
Set & Costume Design by Ceci Calf
Lighting Design by Ryan Joseph Stafford
Sound Design and Composition by Roly Botha

‘The boldly conceived set by Ceci Calf traps the squabbling family inside a disintegrating cardboard playhouse filled with clutter.’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Ceci Calf creates an extraordinary theatrical moment’
★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

Farm Hall

Jermyn Street Theatre/ Theatre Royal Bath/ UK Tour
Directed by Stephen Unwin
Set/ Costume Design by Ceci Calf
Lighting Design by Ben Ormerod
Sound Design by John Leonard
Photography by Alex Brenner

‘Ceci Calf’s living room set, with its scuffed furniture and stained wallpaper, perfectly captures the age of austerity’
★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ Broadway World

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

Dailes Teātris Riga, Latvia
Writer: Dennis Kelly
Director: Amy Milburn
Set & Costume Designer: Ceci Calf
Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Composer: Timofey Patukhov

His name is Gorge Mastromas, and he was destined to become one of the richest and most powerful men on earth. But what is it worth to acquire the entire world if it means losing your soul?

 

A Skull in Connemara

Dailes Teātris Riga, Latvia
Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Amy Milburn
Set/ Costume Design by Ceci Calf
Lighting Designer Peter Small

Mick and Mairton are gravediggers whose job is to disinter the bones of seven-year-old corpses and smash them to dust to make room for the new arrivals. Gossip has it that Mick murdered his wife, so Mick arranges that Tom, Mairton’s policeman brother, should be at her disinterment. But the bones are missing.

Othello

Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Directed by Paul Hart and Anjali Mehra
Design by Ceci Calf
Musical Direction by Nadine Lee
Lighting design by Ali Hunter
Sound design by Ed Lewis

‘The Watermill’s intimate stage is occupied by a rotating cube in Ceci Calf’s design, turning to reveal offices of state, nightclubs, boxing rings and bedrooms. Almost cinematic in its staging, the production is driven by a brusque swagger.’
★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ What’s On Stage

Orlando

Jermyn Street Theatre
Written/ Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Stella Powell-Jones
Set Design by Ceci Calf
Costume Design by Emily sTUART
Lighting Design by Ali Hunter
Composer/ Sound Design by Roly Botha

‘Ceci Calf’s set design creates an almost childlike spirit of make-believe’
★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Warrior Queens

Sadler's Wells
Choreography by Julia Cheng for House of Absolute
Set Design by Ruby Law
Costume Design by Ceci Calf
Lighting Design by Joshua Harriette
Photography by Jack Thomson

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Broadway World

 

The Wind of Heaven

Finborough Theatre
Directed by WillMaynard
Set Design by Ceci Calf
Costume Design by Isobel Pellow
Lighting Design by Ryan Joseph Stafford

‘Ceci Calf’s clever set features a large window at one end and a packed study at the other, overlooked by a doll’s house representing the on-stage dwelling. A closing scene in which small, lit houses are added to the set to suggest the new hope dawning in the village is a work of awesome beauty’
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Arts Review

 

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