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Claudia Mayer Associate Director-Design


Claudia has been associated with Tara since 1996, when she first designed a show - Dance Like A Man, by Mahesh Dattani, directed by Jatinder Verma. She was a key member of the Journey to the West trilogy project, helping raise funding and designing this mammoth show which toured 9 cities around the UK in 2002.

Since 2010, she has been intimately involved in the design of the new Tara Theatre, working closely with Jatinder and architect Julian Middleton. She sourced all the Indian doors in Tara Theatre, selecting them with Julian Middleton, and, having grown up in a village in India, echoed Jatinder's determination to install a unique earth floor in Tara Theatre. She designed all the interior decoration and signage in Tara Theatre.

Trained at the Motley Design course under Percy (Margaret) Harris and Hayden Griffin, she has been Resident Designer at Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead and Broomhill Opera at Wilton's Music Hall.

Over the years she has designed for the National, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, the Royal Court, Young Vic, English Touring Opera, Birmingham Rep, Sadlers Wells, along with many touring companies including Joint Stock, Monstrous Regiments, Mrs Worthington's Daughters & Pip Simmons.

Her TV/Film credits include Michael Wood's The Story of India, Walker & Let him Have It, both directed by Alex Cox and Seaside Story, directed by Mark Dornford-May.

Claudia Mayer wrote, with Jatinder Verma, a three-part dramatisation of The Mahabharata for BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast in 2007).

She also designed the British Library's Ramayana exhibition in 2008.



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