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Elin Steele
Elin Steele Wales
Based in: Wales
Member Of: SBTD
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Elin grew up on Anglesey and studied Design for Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, graduating with a First Class honours degree. At RWCMD, she received The Cardiff New Theatre Society Award, Ashley Family Foundation Scholarship, and The Margaret Amelia Thomas Award.

Theatre includes:

Romeo and Juliet Associate designer- Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; Dextera,Scottish Ballet; Woof, Sherman Theatre; Working,Iesu!, University of Wales Trinity St David; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Barn Theatre; Why Are People Clapping?,National Dance Company Wales; Intimate Apparel, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Featured Work

Hound of the Baskervilles

Role/Title: Set and costume designer
Year of Production Opening: 2018
Venue: The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
This version of the Hound of the Baskervilles is a comedy, where three actors chaotically re-enact the mystery, punctuated with problematic scenery and mistimed costume quick changes. Because of the nature of the play, it was important the characters were practically caricatures of themselves; we wanted each costume change to be instantly recognisable to the audience.

. Both the costume and set design were inspired by the original illustrations in Conan-Doyle’s novels. The projection design was inspired by magic lanterns, and flicked between etchings of the moorland landscape and Victorian London in the style of a Zoetrope. We also looked to early films of Laurel and Hardy for inspiration for our Holmes and Watson.


Lighting Designer: Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner
Sound Designer: Chris Cleal
Projection Design: Ben Collins
Director: Joseph O’Malley
Writer: John Nicholson and Steven Canny