Neil Sheriff

Neil Sheriff

Set & Costume Designer - Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
Neil Sheriff

Neil Sheriff

Set & Costume Designer - Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall


British born but raised in Australia, Designer Neil Sheriff began his training age 9, when his Mother taught him to sew.

A fashion scholarship at a vocational high school for gifted students ensued , before becoming the youngest applicant accepted into West Australian Academy of Performing Arts Theatre Design Course.

Upon completion of his degree, Sheriff returned to London where he embarked on a career in stage design and design education.

Career high-points during this phase of Sheriff’s career included lengthy tenures at world-renowned institutions The Victoria & Albert Design Museum as Theatre Design Lecturer and Content Creator, MTV as Creative Events Designer, The Almeida Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera, and The Courtyard Theatre (all as Set/Costume designer) City Of London as Creative Events Designer and award-winning production house Beau Productions as Head of Design.

After tiring of the incessant touring, Sheriff retrained in Commercial Fashion Business and Brand Management at the prestigious London College Of Fashion, working for brands such as Paul Smith and Nicole Farhi counting actors Naomi Watts, Rufus Sewell, Alan Rickman singer Adele and play write David Hare among his personal clients.

Feeling the call of home in 2010, Sheriff returned to Perth to set up his studio and continue his career in both theatre and fashion, working for luminaries such as Perth fashion icon Ruth Tarvydas and becoming National Brand Manager for Sydney label, Saxony, as well as launching and sustaining his own label Hoodedwept in 2015, securing international stockists, national press coverage and runway shows for Melbourne Fashion Week, StyleAid Ball, Schwarzkopf Sydney Hair Show 2017, Perth Fashion Festival and Paris Fashion Week 2018.

2019 saw Sheriff re-connect with his stage design roots alongside his fashion career, completing a major West Australian touring show as Set and Costume Designer on F.I.F.O (Fit In Or F**K Off) with the Iconic Yirra Yaakin indigenous theatre company.

In 2020, mid-pandemic, Sheriff was engaged as Art Director for the 2021 Season campaign for Black Swan State Theatre Company, as Art Director, Designer and Producer of all 7 photoshoots and media packages to accompany the 2021 season “With Love”

Sheriff continues to design for Hoodedwept, works in design education at WA Museum – Boola Bardip and is in talks for 2022 projects with Theatre 180 and music group, Australian Baroque.


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We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.
Thanks to CircuitWest we have two of our wonderful teaching artists in Albany this weekend. TrenT Baker and Tegan Mulvany will be conducting some awesome acting/directing/impro workshops at the Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company. Beautiful Albany - we wish we were all there! 
#theatre #Workshops #albany #theatre180 #circuitwest
Due to positive Covid cases among the artistic team we have had to reschedule the two performances of Matters of the Heart to Friday 20th May, 11am and 7pm. All existing ticket holders have been notified by email and your tickets will be automatically valid for the new date and time. Please check your inbox and if you can't make the new date please email for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick!
A first get together with the cast, director, costume/set designer and producers of THEATRE 180’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange. A very exciting discussion has ensued about characters and costume/set ideas 😊

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the best contemporary plays written in the last two decades! 

Laurence Olivier Award – Best Play 2001
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and  perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic - and anatomises the politics of medical care.” – Evening Standard (London)
“In the way of great comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” - The Independent (London)
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis, Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Designer - Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer – Noah Ivulich
Lighting Designer – Garry Ferguson
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth
August 20 – September 3
Bookings link
#theatre #mentalhealthawareness
Thank you Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for providing creative development funding for our next cinestage production based on the stunning series of books by Dianne Wolfer - Author The Lighthouse Girl, The Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and the Last Light Horse. 
Titled ‘The Lighthouse Girl Saga’, the script, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner, with AV Design by  Josephine Hayes, AV Production by Sunburnt Films, Sound Design by Ben Collins and directed by Stuart Halusz, this seed funding sets us on our path to seek full production funding for this very special story. Thank you to our readers Michelle Fornasier Brendan Hanson and Nick Maclaine ❤️ #thelighthousegirl #theatre #westernaustralia #DLGSC #artsfunding
So excited to be at the launch of @diannewolfer  latest book The Last Light Horse at the beautiful Albany Town Hall! We are thrilled we have been given creative development funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to turn all of the 4 books into a script for a theatre production, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner ❤️