Alison Ashton - Designer

Alison gained a 1st class degree in theatre design and has since designed a wide range of productions for numerous theatre companies throughout the country.

After learning her trade at the Birmingham Rep, RSC, Young Vic and Half Moon, London she was Associate Designer at the Royal Theatre Northampton where one of her favourite designs was for the lavish restoration comedy The Way of the World.

Since moving to Newcastle she has designed for Open Clasp Theatre Co. and Theatre sans Frontiers. Alison has created artwork and installations for Centrica and since she made the Storytelling Chair for Seven Stories has produced many more for schools, libraries, theatres and Durham Cathedral. Alison recently won a commission to design a large scale piece of corporate artwork for the headquarters of Newcastle Building Society. 

Alison designed The Savage at Live Theatre and Turning Pages last autumn, and is now delighted to be designing Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing.