Staging Places
Laura Fontana
Laura Fontana Greater London
Based in: Greater London
Member Of: SBTD
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Laura is a Swiss stage designer based in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a BA (Hons) in Design in 2016.

Her recent work includes DNA by Dennis Kelly at the Southwark Playhouse and the workshop performance of Function by Sophie Ellerby at the Criterion Theatre for the National Youth Theatre, Twelfth Night at the London College of Music and Dispatches for the ENO Baylis Opera Works Workshop.

Image credit: Helen Murray

Featured Work


Role/Title: Set and Costume Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2018
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Helen Murray
Image Credit - Helen Murray
In this project, I explored how design can allow different locations and realities to coexist within a single and very limited space, turning the focus on one or the other, sometimes many simultaneously, to support and expand the storytelling process.

The set allows the four different locations of the play to exist simultaneously, with a central area merging three sections of the forest with one another and a street surrounding them. The design was a starting point for devising the play and heavily influenced its physicality and direction. With the use of LED lights hidden within the set we created a support for storytelling, allowing the design to change and evolve with the play.


Lighting Designer: Christopher Nairne
Sound Designer: Jak Poore
Scenic Art: Jonny Brown
Set Building and Scenic Art: Dian Cathal
Assistant Set Builder: Emanuel Gue
Assistant Set Builder: Paryce Richards
Assistant Set Builder: Thomas Walker
Director: Sean Hollands
Writer: Dennis Kelly
Composer: Felix Mackenzie-Barrow
Choreographer: Rachel Hosker
Photographer: Helen Murray