Cleo Pettitt is a set and costume designer for theatre, working around the world in places as diverse as Alaska and Bermuda, as well as the UK, from her base in London.
Having trained as a teenager in scenic art at the Royal Shakespeare Company and later the Birmingham Rep., Cleo went on to study design, gaining a B.A. (hons) Theatre Design (finalist: Linbury Prize for Stage Design) and M.A. Scenography from U.C.E., Birmingham.
Theatre work includes: 'The Pirates of Penzance','The Sound of Music', Anchorage Opera, Discovery Theatre, Alaska; 'Missing Persons', Trafalgar Studios; 'Boy in a Dress', Oval Theatre; 'Art', Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds; 'Ladies
Cage', Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester; 'Around the World in Eighty Days', Liverpool Playhouse; 'Facade', Birmingham Symphony Hall; 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle', 'Cyclops', The Scoop, South Bank; 'Company', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Toad of Toad Hall', Palace Theatre, Westcliff; 'Quest for the Green Knight', Circus Tent, Clapham Common; 'Swollen Tongues', National Tour; 'Trust Byron', Gate Theatre and Tour; 'Macbeth', 'The Snow Queen', Creation Theatre, Oxford; 'Amadeus', Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; 'Joyisms', Looking Glass Theatre, Off-Broadway; 'Hedda Gabler', RSC Fringe.
Many musicals at City Hall Theatre, Bermuda, include: 'South Pacific', 'The Producers', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Oliver!', 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas', 'Into the Woods', 'Dreamgirls', 'Cabaret', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Full Monty', 'Ragtime' and 'Fiddler on the Roof'.
Productions in Dubai include: 'Fame', 'Blood Brothers, 'Woman in Black', 'Annie', 'High School Musical' (1 & 2), 'Abigail's Party' and 'The Sound of Music' (Time Out Award: Best Musical) which transferred to Bahrain's International Arena.
Opera: 'The Marriage of Figaro', Lyric, Hammersmith; 'Cosi Fan Tutte', 'Tosca', Christs Hospital, Horsham; 'Simon Boccanegra', 'The Merry Widow', Bloomsbury Theatre; 'Don Giovanni', Heaven, Charring Cross.
In Canada, the opening two seasons for the Montgomery Theatre, Prince Edward Island, with works from Wilde to Coward and Shaw.
And finally, the great British pantos include: 'Robin Hood', 'Puss in Boots', Greenwich Theatre; 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Aladdin', 'Cinderella', 'Robin Hood', 'Mother Goose', Watford Palace Theatre; 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Aladdin', 'Beauty and the Beast', The Elgiva Theatre; 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Goldilocks', Paul Robeson Theatre; 'Cinderella', City Hall Theatre, Bermuda.