Set & Costume Designer

Frankie Bradshaw

Selected credits

  • Hamlet (spring season 2020) National Theatre's tour/Dorfman
  • Level Up (spring season 2020) Bush Theatre
  • SweatGielgud Theatre/Donmar Warehouse
  • JerusalemWatermill Theatre
  • Assata Taught MeGate Theatre


Frankie is a set and costume designer based in London. Upcoming projects include Hamlet directed by Tinuke Craig (National Theatre’s schools tour/Dorfman), Piaf, directed by Adam Penford (Nottingham Playhouse), and Level Up, directed by Lynette Linton and Daniel Bailey (Bush Theatre).

Frankie has received numerous accolades for her work. She and director Lynette Linton won the Stage Debut award for Best Creative West End Debut for the acclaimed production of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat. She was also a Linbury Prize Finalist in 2015 and a Jerwood Young Designer in 2017.  She won the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design in 2016 for Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre) and was nominated for the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design 2017 for Assata Taught Me (Gate Theatre).

Featured work


Written by Lynn Nottage
Gielgud Theatre, Donmar Warehouse
Director: Lynette Linton
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: George Dennis
​Photos by Johan Persson

“Frankie Bradshaw’s design is first monumental and decrepit, then bright and detailed. An industrial wasteland – rusty pipes the breadth of human torsos – gives way to a bright bar with a neon sign in cursive writing, plastic tomatoes for ketchup.”
★★★★★ Observer 

Two Trains Running

Royal and Derngate/ETT UK Tour
Director: Nancy Medina
Lighting: Amy Mae
Sound: Ed Lewis
Movement: Rachael Nanyonjo
Photos by Manuel Harlan

“An underlying sense of menace and instability is viscerally encapsulated by Frankie Bradshaw’s set…. above it a wrecking ball suspended from a chain seems caught at the moment of mid-swing, between the blow that has just destroyed and the blow that is yet to come.” ★★★★ Guardian


Watermill Theatre
Written by Jez Butterworth
Director: Lisa Blair
Lighting: Christopher Nairne
Sound: Tom Attwood
​Photos by Phillip Tull

“With a setting by Frankie Bradshaw that faithfully recreates the clutter around the caravan and winds May ribbons around the pillars of the theatre itself, she brings an element of tenderness into Byron’s relationship’s with those around him”
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage 

Assata Taught Me

Gate Theatre
Written by Kalungi Ssebandeke
Director: Lynette Linton
Lighting: Jack Weir
Sound: Richard Hammarton
Scenic Art: Richard Nutbourne
​Photos by Ikin Yum

“the design is a little miracle: Frankie Bradshaw conjures old Havana with a tiled floor, beaten copper walls and a crumbling ceiling.” Guardian


Nottingham Playhouse
Writer by David Almond
Director: Lisa Blair
Lighting: Alexandra Stafford
Composer/Sound Design: Tom Attwood
Movement Director: Chi-San Howard
Photos by Marc Brenner

“The set, by Frankie Bradshaw, is a child’s dream: it inspires you to want to run up and explore, not sit back and sigh, as adults do, about having to clean it up.”
★★★★ The Times 

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