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[Image: Finale 'Shaun's Big Show', 2012.]

Susie trained under Motley at the English National Opera Design School and has designed productions for numerous theatres throughout the country, in London’s West End and abroad. Previously she had studied painting and sculpture at Saint Martins College of Art, London. She has paintings, watercolours and theatrical sketches in private collections around the world, including the Costume Museum in Leningrad.

Amongst her many design credits are Personals: (American musical from the creators of Friends) Apollo Theatre West End. Play It Again Sam with Dudley Moore, Globe Theatre. I Am Who I Am, The Constant Wife and Dandy Dick directed by Sheila Hancock for the Cambridge Theatre Company. For the Actors Company, The Scent of Flowers and the European premiere of Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. For the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Owl and Pussycat went to See… Charley’s Aunt and The Last of Mrs Cheyney with Joan Collins. For Clarion Music Theatre, Down By The Greenwood Side, (Opera by Harrison Birtwhistle) at Three Mills Island Studios. For Tina Williams, her adaptation of The Book of the Banshee, by Ann Fine (author of Mrs. Doubtfire).

Other works include: Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, (which she also co-directed), Tina Brown’s Happy Yellow, Bush Theatre, The Grass is Greener, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Toronto: Gaslight and Pinter’s Dumb Waiter for Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. For Manchester Forum, Charlotte’s Web, and for musical humorist John Gould, she has designed his one-man show at the Mayfair Theatre and the musical review Betjemania, based on the works of Sir John Betjeman.

Susie was asked by the Victoria and Albert Museum to design The Rupert Festival for their Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood. This exhibition celebrating 75 years of Rupert Bear was displayed in Rupert settings created by Susie and included many of her original scale models, drawings, costumes and headdresses. She also designed a new colour scheme for the interior of the Shaftsbury Theatre, and was commissioned to paint two large pastoral scenes to hang permanently in the auditorium.

Susie has created many designs for David Wood, including all the London West End productions and National tours of his children’s musicals, namely, The Owl and The Pussycat Went to See… The Selfish Shellfish, Nutcracker Sweet, The Old Man of Lochnagar (based on the book by HRH The Prince of Wales) and shown on Channel 4 television). Save The Human, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, The Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish, The See Saw Tree, Rupert Bear and The Green Dragon, Noddy and Babe The Sheep Pig.

Susie designed David Wood’s hugely successful shows The Witches and The BFG (both adapted from the books by Roald Dahl).  These productions have played many seasons in the West End. Their production of The Gingerbread Man had seasons in London, New York, Bahrain and was seen on Channel 4 television.

Susie also designed sets for the 2005 Magic Circle Centenary and was the costume designer for BBC’s 2006 Party at the Palace, to celebrate the Queen’s 80th Birthday in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Her Giant from the BFG was also filmed in the Throne Room of the Palace.For the New Shakespeare Company at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Susie designed sets and costumes for Babe The Sheep Pig and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Susie’s recent work includes the National and International Tours of Guess How Much I Love You and a ballet, Shaun’s Big Show, based on the Aardman TV Series and Gyles Brandreth and Julian Slade’s 2013 show, Now We are Sixty (a comedy with music based on the life and work of A.A. Milne)starring Russell Grant and Charlotte Pageplayed to great acclaimat the King's Head Theatre, London.

Her latest international show is David Wood’s adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, based on the book by Judith Kerr, currently on tour in the UK following performances in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre. After a hugely successful run in the West End, Tiger was nominated in the 2012 Olivier Awards.  The Production was seen in China in 2015 before returning to the West End. Tiger shortly opens at London’s Cadogan Hall for the 2016 Summer Season.

Reviews for The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Anne Morley-Priestman for What's On Stage wrote, "Susie Caulcutt is the designer and she's created something which echoes Kerr's illustrations, adds in some very good touches (Scott Penrose's fridge is particularly effective) and costumes which define their wearers.The tiger sports one of the best "skins" which I've seen for a long time..."

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In the words of Lyn Gardner (The Guardian), Susie Caulcutt's design 'faithfully transposes the look of the illustrations from page to stage down to the last oak tree, and the pit area of the Rose finally gets an opportunity to prove its worth as a playpen for the nursery-aged, who get to jiggle along to the songs.'

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