Hilary designs set and costume for theatre and film, working extensively all around the UK. She gained a first class degree in Theatre Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
In the past year Hilary has created a medieval inn, an apocalyptic landscape, a modern school room and nursery of baby bat puppets!
Hilary works in many different educational contexts, delivering degree courses, projects with youth theatre companies, workshops and as a part time lecturer at Bridgend College.
Theatre Design Credits Include; BERNARDA ALBA (Union), THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Brassworks Theatre), BASSETT (NT Connections/The Egg), DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT, SLEEPING BEAUTY, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, CINDERELLA (Harrow Arts Centre), UBU ROI, INHERIT THE WIND (University of Wales), HAPPY HOUR (Regional Tour), EDGES (Landor), THE SECRET GARDEN, CHARLEY’S AUNT (Heartbreak Productions), LOVE IN IDLENESS (Yorkshire Dance) HIT ME! THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF IAN DURY (Garrick), TWO HALVES OF GUINNESS (Regional Tour), THE TENDER LAND (Gatehouse/Cochrane), CRAZY FOR YOU (London Palladium), OOHRAH! (Finborough), HEDDA GABLER, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Greenwich Playhouse) UNCLE BARRY (Blue Elephant), JUST SO, ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Royal School), OPERA CABARET (Arcola), BANK (King’s Head), THE SECRET OF BELONGING (Wales Millennium Centre), HAMLET, COMPANY, BLUE STOCKINGS, METAMORPHOSIS, A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, THE CANTERBURY TALES, TOAD OF TOAD HALL, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, DECADE, ANNE BOLEYN (West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company), GUYS AND DOLLS, THE WOMAN WHO COOKED HER HUSBAND, HAMLET, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, CAROUSEL, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, ARABIAN NIGHTS, A HANDBAG (NT Connections/Stephan Joseph Theatre) and THE BEAUTY MANIFESTO (NT Connections/Sheffield Crucible) (Resident designer at Trent College, Nottingham).
Film production design includes work with the London Film Academy and Central School of Speech and Drama.