Zahra Mansouri
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Of Algerian‚ Polish and Scottish descent‚ British born Zahra Mansouri graduated in Theatre Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins. She has been nominated twice by the Off-West End Awards and has earned herself an associate design position at Fourth Monkey TC‚ reaching her 60th Design after 7 years with the company. During her early years as a designer‚ Zahra has built up a diverse portfolio of work and thereby gained a wealth of varied experience.

Most recent and current design projects include Dead Man Walking (Oldenburgisches Staatstheater)‚ 3 Women (Trafalgar Studios)‚ media campaign shoots for the NHS and Refugee Action (Brickwall Productions)‚ Henry VPericlesThe TempestRomeo and JulietWidowsGhetto‚ and new writing pieces: BombshellsKidnap! and Fatty Arbuckle‚ (Fourth Monkey House)‚ Hansel and Gretel (The Rose Theatre)‚ The Trenches (Les Enfants Terrible at the Southwark Play House).

Past design work includes: Late Company (transfer‚ Trafalgar Studio 2 from Finborough Theatre)‚ Movie Trilogy Tour (The Royal Albert Hall Studio‚ Pleasance King Dome‚ BAC)‚ Devised site specific project: Orlando (Knole House and Hanbury Hall in association with BFI ‘Flare)‚ The Great Gatsby (Wilton’s Music Hall)‚ This Little life of mine (Park Theatre)‚ Finding Butterfly (Limehouse Town Hall)‚ The Shallow End (Southwark Play House)‚ The Marked (Oval House)‚ Paradise Lost (Trinity Buoy Wharf)‚ Blood Wedding (Theatre Cavantes)‚The Cause (Jermyn Street Theatre)‚ Elephant Man (Brockley Jack)‚ 4.48 Psychosis (Theatro Technis)‚ Being Tommy Cooper (The Old Red Lion) and HamletMuch Ado About Nothing and The Bells (Park Theatre 90)

Film Work includes: The Good Neighbour and Shadow Plant (Black House Pictures)‚ Brighton to Southgate (Aegis Film Productions)‚ Diversion (LA Productions)‚ and Stolen (Fahrenheit Films).

Zahra also has a background in competitive Ballroom and Latin Dancing where she refined skills in designing and making competitive dance wear for a number of private clients‚ which led her to work with leading dance couture houses‚ Chrisanne and Dance Sport International. As a result she now prides herself on creating work that is informed by her knowledge of movement and understanding of people inhabiting space.

Valhalla, Fourth Monkey

By displacing the action onto four different floors, the piece is permeated by a sense of structural disorientation, which allows the company to play with spaces and visuals. The multiple rooms are decorated with simple materials crafted into vivid and truly impressive sets. From woodland to a cold corporate meeting room, the look of the production and the peculiar use of props are as remarkable as the configuration of the subject matter itself.

Broadway World (August 2019)

Kaj Nazar, London Armenian Opera

In Zahra Manouri’s simple, but versatile suspended set she created a series of almost ritualistic tableaux that included a procession around the theatre (a converted church) and surreal projections such as a moon that became a rolling eyeball.

The Opera Magazine (July 2019)

3 Women‚ Stage Traffic

'It comes as a shock to walk into the theatre and be confronted by a sumptuous hotel suite complete with champagne flutes and roses. This is the kind of set that once would have got a welcoming round of applause in Shaftesbury Avenue.'

The Guardian (May 2018)

Late Company Transfer‚ Stage Traffic

'Zahra Mansouri’s set design is snazzier and more detailed. The dining room is spotless in its simple grandeur and shows off the Shaun-Hastings’ significant wealth.'

Broadway World (August 2017)

Late Company‚ Stage Traffic

'Both the set and costumes were subtle‚ but well observed enough to communicate the different social standings of the two families as they spend an evening crossing the great divide of middle and upper middle.'

The Independent (July 2017)

'The set‚ brilliantly detailed... The set by Zahra Mansouri makes you feel that you‚ too‚ have been invited to this sad soirée.'

The Times (July 2017)

Scrooge & The Seven Dwarves‚ The Sleeping Trees with Theatre 503

'Zahra Mansouri’s design transforms Theatre503’s tiny space into a treasure chest of imagination as scenes flip between Victorian London‚ Fairytale Land and Lapland.'

What’s on Stage (December 2016)

The Marked‚ Theatre Temoin

It comes as a shock to walk into the theatre and be confronted by a sumptuous hotel suite complete with champagne flutes and roses. This is the kind of set that once would have got a welcoming round of applause in Shaftesbury Avenue.

The Guardian (May 2018)

The Elephant Man‚ Brockley Jack Theatre

The set is an inspired choice

The Independent (November 2014)

Finding Butterfly‚ Lime House Town Hall

'Limehouse Town Hall‚ a massive shell of a building steeped in history and containing that empty and slightly haunted sense of an unfrequented venue‚ provides the perfect atmosphere for this reimagined storyline. It is complemented by a minimalist set of hospital beds and wheelchairs‚ and an ensemble of patients‚ a motley crew of characters who provide just enough colour to what otherwise is a very small cast without obstructing the focus of the storyline.'

Everything Theatre (September 2012)

4.48 Psychosis‚ Theatro Technis

Limehouse Town Hall‚ a massive shell of a building steeped in history and containing that empty and slightly haunted sense of an unfrequented venue‚ provides the perfect atmosphere for this reimagined storyline. It is complemented by a minimalist set of hospital beds and wheelchairs‚ and an ensemble of patients‚ a motley crew of characters who provide just enough colour to what otherwise is a very small cast without obstructing the focus of the storyline.

Everything Theatre (September 2012)

30th November, 2019

Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre

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Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers - Battersea Arts Centre