Judith trained first in Fashion and Textiles, then Theatre Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She has worked extensively in the North West, becoming Head of Design for the Library Theatre Company in 1991, where she continues to work on a regular basis. She has designed many of their successful productions of plays by Neil Simon, including the Brighton Beach trilogy, The Odd Couple (winner of Best Production, Manchester Evening News) and Laughter on the 23rd Floor, which she also designed for the West End run, starring Gene Wilder.
Judith has designed musicals, including Assassins, Company and Putting it Together with director Roger Haines at the Library, and Leader of the Pack at the New Wolsey, Ipswich and Theatre Clwyd. Opera includes Falstaff at the RNCM (winner of Best Production of an Opera, M.E.N).
Recent work with the Library includes: My Night with Reg, Translations, Waiting for Godot and Someone to Watch Over Me (all winners of Best Production, M.E.N) Dancing at Lughnasa, The Real Thing, Much Ado about Nothing, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Faith Healer, Frozen, The Glee Club, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Importance of Being Earnest and, at the Quays Theatre in the Lowry, Arcadia, A Doll’s House and Wind in the Willows.
Judith designed the set and costumes for the 2008 cycle of the Chester Mystery Plays. Other site-specific work includes Alice in Wonderland at Heaton Park, Manchester, and Hard Times, presented in 2011 as a promenade production by director Chris Honer, in a disused textile mill in Manchester. She designs for the community based company Theatre in the Quarter in Chester. Productions include Home for Christmas, James, and in Spring 2012, Unsinkable.
Judith has designed the Rock and Roll Panto at Clwyd Theatr Cymru for the last 12 years, working with director Pete Rowe. She is a regular exhibitor with the Society of British Theatre Designers and currently is Chair of the Equity National Designers Committee.