Susie has designed sets and costumes for many of David Wood’s plays, including The Gingerbread Man, The Old Man of Lochnagar, The BFG, The Witches, Babe the Sheep Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Guess How Much I Love You and most recently Shaun The Sheep, a ballet based on the Aardman TV Series.
Amongst her other West End and theatre credits are Play it Again Sam, Gaslight, Dandy Dick, Personals (American musical from the creators of Friends), The Last of Mrs Cheyney, The Constant Wife, Charley’s Aunt, The Dumb Waiter, The Good Doctor, Betjemania and the operas Down by the Greenwood Side and Noyes Fludde (which she co-directed).
Susie designed the Rupert Festival for the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, which also exhibited some of her costumes and scale set models.
Susie also designed sets for the Magic Circle Centenary and was the costume designer for the BBC’s Party at the Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 80th Birthday. Her BFG giant was filmed in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace.
Susie has paintings and theatrical sketches in many private collections, including the Costume Museum in Leningrad and she was also commissioned to paint two large pastoral scenes to hang permanently in the auditorium of the Shaftesbury Theatre.