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Frankie is an award winning set and costume designer based in London, working across theatre, opera, dance and film.


Most recently she was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Costume Design for her work on Blues for an Alabama Sky at the National Theatre. In 2019 she won the Stage Debut award for Best Creative West End Debut with director Lynette Linton for their partnership on creating Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre. Frankie was winner of the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design in 2016 for Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre) and was also a Linbury Prize Finalist in 2015, and a Jerwood Young Designer in 2017.

She has worked across the UK in the West End and in venues including the National Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse, the Young Vic, Kiln Theatre and the Royal Exchange in Manchester. 

She has a particular interest in sustainability within performance design, and always seeks to be as eco-friendly in her work as possible.


Pins and Needles, directed by Amit Sharma (Kiln Theatre)

Ballet Shoes, directed by Katy Rudd (National Theatre)

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Dear Octopus, directed by Emily Burns (National Theatre)

Starter for Ten, directed by Charlie Parham (Bristol Old Vic)



Macbeth, directed by Simon Godwin (Site Specific - Liverpool/Edinburgh/Liverpool/Washington)

Clyde's, directed by Lynette Linton (Donmar Warehouse)

Never Have I Ever, directed by Emma Butler (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Itch, directed by Stephen Barlow (Opera Holland Park)

Retrograde, directed by Amit Sharma (Kiln Theatre)

The Talentshort film directed by Thomas May Bailey (Second Name Productions)

Unexpected Twist, directed by James Dacre (Royal and Derngate and UK Tour)




A Christmas Carol, directed by Rosie Jones (Rose Theatre, Kingston)

Local Hero, directed by Daniel Evans (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Lynette Linton (National Theatre)

Mad House, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Ambassadors' Theatre)

We Started to Sing, directed by Barney Norris (Arcola Theatre)

Beautiful, directed by Nikolai Foster (Leicester Curve and UK Tour)

Hamlet, directed by Tinuke Craig (National Theatre's Schools Tour)

House of Ife, directed by Lynette Linton (Bush Theatre)



Beauty and The Beast, directed by Lucy Morrell (Rose Theatre, Kingston)

The Lemon Table, directed by Michael Grandage (UK Tour)

The Long Song, directed by Charlotte Gwinner (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Pinocchio, choreographed by Gavin McCaig (Northern Ballet)

Piaf, directed by Adam Penford (Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse)

Assembly, directed by Joseph Hancock (Donmar Warehouse)

Ragtime, directed by Stephen Whitson (Arts Ed)

Kipps, directed by Joseph Pitcher (Arts Ed)



Hamlet, directed by Tinuke Craig (National Theatre's Primary Schools Tour)




A Christmas Carol, directed by Liz Stevenson (Theatre Clywd)

Cinderella, directed by Tinuke Craig (Lyric Hammersmith)

Two Trains Running, directed by Nancy Medina (Royal and Derngate/ETT UK Tour)

Kiss Me Kate, directed by Paul Hart (Watermill Theatre)

Sweat, directed by Lynette Linton (Gielgud Theatre)

- Winner of the Best West End Debut at the Stage Debut Awards

Napoli Brooklyn, directed by Lisa Blair (Original Theatre Company UK Tour/Park Theatre)

Skellig, directed by Lisa Blair (Nottingham Playhouse)

ETO Spring Season 2019: Macbeth, Idomeneo, Elisabetta, directed by James Conway and James Dacre (English Touring Opera)





Sweat, directed by Lynette Linton (Donmar Warehouse)

Robin Hood, directed by Laura Keefe (Watermill Theatre)

Trying It On, directed by Christopher Haydon (China Plate UK Tour)

Jess and Joe Forever, directed by Lotte Wakeham (Stephen Joseph Theatre)

Mercury Fur, directed by John Haidar (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


On The Exhale, directed by Christopher Haydon (Traverse Theatre)

Jerusalem, directed by Lisa Blair (Watermill Theatre)

Loose Lips, directed by Sammy Glover (Big House Theatre company)

This is, directed by Lynette Linton (Arts Ed)

Hansel, directed by Jo Newman (Salisbury Playhouse)

Acceptance, directed by Anna Ledwich (Hampstead Theatre)


Saved, directed by John Haidar (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


Colder Than Here, directed by Lisa Blair (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


Easter, directed by Titas Halder (RADA)

Trestle, directed by Cathal Cleary (Southwark Playhouse)

Cookies, directed by Anna Ledwich (Haymarket Theatre, London) in collaboration with Masterclass and Kidscape


Oxy and the Morons, directed by Peter Rowe (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich)


Private Lives, directed by Michael Cabot (London Classic Theatre - UK Tour)


Di and Viv and Rose, directed by Lotte Wakeham (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough)


Nesting, directed by Emily Burns (Watermill Theatre and rural tour)

Assata Taught Me, directed by Lynette Linton (Gate Theatre)

Moth, directed by Piers Black-Hawkins (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester)

La Ronde, directed by Max Gill (Bunker Theatre



Orca, directed by Alice Hamilton (Southwark Theatre)

Adding Machine, directed by Josh Seymour (Finborough Theatre

- Winner of the Off West End award for Best Set Design 2016

Dido and Belinda, directed by Ella Marchment (Kings College Arts and Humanities Festival)


5 Plays 5 Days project and Fresh Direction project (Young Vic)

Co-Designer with Shawn Soh for Karagula directed by Max Barton (STYX, Tottenham in collaboration with Soho Theatre)


Brink, directed by Matthew Xia (Royal Exchange Studio)

Clickbait, directed by Holly Race Roughan (Theatre 503)


Barbarians, directed by Liz Stephenson (Young Vic - JMK Award 2015)

- nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre


Grav, directed by Peter Doran (Torch Theatre Wales and touring)


A First World Problem, directed by Holly Race Roughan (Theatre 503)


Stories from the Sea, co-directed by Laura Campbell and Carl Cockram (Unity Theatre, Liverpool)


A Picture of Dorian Gray, directed by Stephen Buckwald (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts)


The Comedy of Errors, directed by Max Rubin (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts)


Punk Rock, directed by Abi Randles (The Actor’s Studio, Liverpool)


If Walls Could Talk: 100 Seel Street, a site-specific piece directed by Hannah Tyrell-Pinder in Liverpool


2010 - present

2010 - present

Set & Costume Designer
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