Judith Croft is an artist and theatre designer. Her work reflects her delight in colour and light, form and space.
In her theatre design career, she has worked extensively in Manchester, both at the Library Theatre and at the Lowry. Her design work includes period drama, Shakespeare, new plays, musicals, opera and site-specific work in found spaces. Many productions designed by Judith have won awards, including Hard Times performed in Murray Mills, Manchester, Falstaff at The Royal Northern College of Music and Waiting for Godot at the Library Theatre.
West End work includes Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Queens Theatre.
Judith has designed two cycles of the Chester Mystery Plays in 2008 and 2013. Also in Chester, she has created three-dimensional exhibition events for the Cathedral, Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol. She has worked with local Theatre company Theatre in the Quarter on several productions, which include Home for Christmas and The Snow Queen.
For Theatre Clwyd, Judith has designed a long run of Rock and Roll pantomimes; other shows include Somewhere in England and Leader of the Pack. Most recently Judith has completed a series of productions in Leeds, London and Vienna.
Alongside this extensive portfolio of theatre work, Judith has continued to paint, draw and develop her practise. Over the last two years, home-based due to successive lockdowns, Judith has found time to concentrate on her independent work and enjoy the sheer pleasure of creating art.
Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings, Chester, is the first Art Gallery Judith has chosen to exhibit and sell her work.