A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
22 May – 6 July 2023
Maira trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has freelanced across theatre, film and events. She has designed numerous productions in the UK and abroad from large-scale open-air amphitheatres to studio spaces. Her design work covers a wide range of genres – from drama and opera to children’s theatre and more recently sensory theatre for audience with additional needs.
Some of her theatre design credits are: Fire Songs (The Lowry), Night Out in Nature (National Tour), Son et Lumière (Harrow School, celebrating its 400 years), Emmeline (Cockpit Theatre), Dance With the Devil (Lilian Baylis Studio – Sadlers Wells), Addams Family and The Government Inspector (both for London College Of Music); Romeo & Juliet (Lovrijenac Fortress / Dubrovnik); All Wrapped Up (National Tour), Salvadores Dei (Odeon Of Herodes Atticus Acropolis – Athens), Macbeth (National Theatre Of Northern Greece – nominated for best set & costume design), I’m a Minger (Belgrade Theatre), The Three Princesses Who Sang and Danced (National Theatre Of Cyprus), Merry Widow (Wiltons Music Hall), Salome (Hoxton Hall), Medea, Lysistrata and Antigone (all at the Riverside Studios), From the Silence of the Display Cases to Living Theatrical Voices (Benaki Museum in collaboration with the National Theatre Of Greece); Xerxes and Albert Herring (both for Hampstead Garden Opera with the latter nominated for an Off West End award for Best Opera).
In the film industry, Maira has worked with various directors on the set decorating department such as Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh), Robin Hood and Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott), Snow White & The Huntsman (Rupert Sanders), Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie), Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton), The Duchess (Saul Dibb), The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (Terry Gilliam) and The Other Boleyn Girl (Justin Chadwick).
She worked extensively on the opening and closing ceremony of Athens Olympics 2004, designing and making props. She is a lecturer on Theatre, Screen & Performance at University Arts London - Camberwell, Chelsea Wimbledon Foundation and she is selected to represent her country of origin at the international exhibition of scenography ‘Prague Quadrennial 23’ with her show All Wrapped Up.