– About –

 

Mila Sanders is a London based Set and Costume designer for performance.

 

Mila  studied Drama at University of Wales, Aberystwyth before taking an MA in Theatre Design / Scenography at Wimbledon School of Art.

 

Mila loves getting her teeth into a good script, whether a piece of new writing, Shakespeare or a neglected gem.  She enjoys trawling through texts for clues and researching visual imagery and unusual historical detail. She has earned a reputation for conjuring up something from nothing and creating witty, intelligent designs.

 

Mila’s broad range of experience includes tours of various sizes and locations, puppetry, musicals, site specific work, dance, outdoor theatre, new writing, and Shakespeare. She has also worked with young people and community groups, leading workshops and devising new work.

 

She  has worked with a variety of theatre companies including the Almeida, National Theatre, Hull Truck, Tara Arts , Little Angel and Young Vic and enjoys regular collaborations with Carl Heap, Asif Khan, Russell Bender and Mike Bradwell.

 

Mila was a lead artist with All Change Arts on Dispensing Wisdom and Transforming Buildings, two arts heritage projects working with young people in Islington to create performances and artworks based on the history of Manor Gardens Health Centre and the Hornsey Road Baths. . She also worked with young parents group Inspire and poet Paul Lyalls to produce Twinkle Twinkle Little Bus a picture book of nursery rhymes and stories.

 

Mila regularly works with students at East 15 Acting School and has designed for RADA and RCSSD.

 

Her work was exhibited as part of the SBTD Make Believe exhibition in Nottingham 2015.

 

Design Credits include:

 

Combustion

Dir. Nona Shepphard, Tara Arts /Arcola and Tour

 

No Dogs, No Indians

Dir. Russell Bender, Penned in the Margins

 

The Wind in the Willows - Set Design

Dir. Robert Marsden,  Birmingham Old Rep

 

Meantime

Dir. Roy Alexander Weise, Sell A Door

 

Love, Bombs and Apples

Dir. Rosamunde Hutt,  Arcola Theatre and Tour

 

Through the Wire

Dir. Mike Bradwell, Central School of Speech and Drama

 

Darknet

Dir. Russell Bender, Southwark Playhouse

 

Soapbox

Dir. Christopher Simpson, Talawa

 

The Flannelettes

Dir. Mike Bradwell, Kings Head Theatre

 

Dogs Barking

Dir. Mike Bradwell, RADA

 

The Rite of Spring / Romeo and Juliet

Dir. Russell Bender and An-Ting Chang, Concert Theatre, Touring

 

Snakes and Ladders

Dir. Kerri Mclean, Touring

 

Stepping off the Edge of the World

Dir. Imogen Ashby and Jane Fallowfield,  Clean Break

 

The Only Way is Chelsea's

Dir. Jane Fallowfield, York Theatre Royal and Tour

 

Queen of the Nile

Dir. Mike Bradwell, Hull Truck

 

Game of Life

Dir. Russell Bender, Yard Theatre

 

A Progress

Dir. Carl Heap, Yard Theatre

 

Parallax

Dir. Natalie Abrahami, Almeida

 

Ghost Town

Dir. Omar Elerian, Limbik Theatre Tour

 

The Winter's Tale

Dir. Ken Walsh, Stamford Shakespeare Company

 

Much Ado about Nothing

Dir. Carl Heap, Cambridge Arts Theatre

 

Gills Around the Green

Dir. Julian Harries, Eastern Angles

 

King Macbeth

Dir. Robert Marsden, Reveal Theatre Tour

 

After Persephone

Dir. Franco Figueredo, Young Vic

 

The Door Never Closes

Dir. Polly Findlay, Almeida

 

Joined up Thinking

Dir. Monique Sterling, Chima Nsoedo, Arinze Kene, Young Vic

 

A Day at the Racists

Dir. Ryan Mcbryde, Finborough

 

Twelfth Night - Costume and Prop Design

Dir. Carl Heap, National Theatre Discover

 

Double Dutch Expresso

Dir. Poonam Brah, Tristan Bates Theatre

 

Macbeth - Costume Design

Dir. Carl Heap, National Theatre Discover

 

Tombstone Tales and Boothill Ballads - Costume Design

Dir. Carl Heap, Arcola Theatre

 

All the Little Things We Crushed

Dir. Simon Godwin, Almeida

 

Pub Quiz

Dir. Psyche Stott, New Writing North Tour

 

Jelly Bean Jack

Dir. Pete Glanville, Little Angel Theatre

 

The Juniper Tree

Dir. Joel Scott, Goat and Monkey Tour

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Co-Designed with Miriam Nabarro

Dir. Carl Heap, National Theatre Discover

 

St George and the Dragon - Costume Design

Dir. Carl Heap,  Warwick Arts Centre and Tour

 

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Costume Design

Dir. Pete Glanville, Kazzum Tour

 

Ten Suitcases

Dir. Pete Glanville, Kazzum Tour

 

Jason and the Argonauts - Costume Design

Dir. Carl Heap, Warwick Arts Centre and Tour

 

The Little Mermaid -Costume Design

Dir. Pete Glanville, Artsdepot

 

Unfolding Andersen - Costume Design

Dir. Sue Buckmaster, Theatre-rites

 

Pinocchio - Costume Design

Dir. Pete Glanville, Artsdepot

 

Jason and the Argonauts

Dir. Carl Heap, BAC