Freelance Couture Latin and Ballroom dress designer and maker.
Various Fashion & Styling,Assisting Stylist David Hawkins, work including: Short Film Invitro directed by Toby Stephens, alterations for Crew shoots; James Corden’s Into The Woods UK press interviews; as well as adverts and magazine features.
Hamlet, Set and costume Designer at the Park Theatre 90
Costume and set designer for Steve Green’s New imagining of The Elephant Man, Offie nomination for Best New Production
Set and Costume Designer for movement based new writing piece The Peculiar Tale of Pablo Picasso & The Mona Lisa,
“Anyone with an appreciation of painting will enjoy the technical understanding of Zahra Mansouri” – Everything Theatre. Offie nomination for Set & Costume Design
Working with international designer Garance Marneur on ‘Future of Retail Marketing’ Event Facilitated by Company WPP, CSM Kings Cross, an epic installation celebrating ‘100 items that changed the future of retail’ with Shunt for performance elements within the installation design.
Set dressing for photographer Benjamin Glean,on themed shoots such as party nostalgia, turning the studio into parties from the past. With the work later optioned for Exalt magazine.
Costume Designer for 4.48 Psychosis, Theatro Technis, Edinburgh Fringe. My design extrapolated from the single narrator, 21 separate characters for this large ensemble piece. “This clear-cut and strong characterisation is aided no end by Zahra Mansouri’s ingenious wardrobe design; with 21 separate and personal interpretations on the hospital gown, it makes for one of the best collections of costumes I’ve ever seen” – Stageone.
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, at The Cockpit Theatre and European Tour with Peter Joucla. With a cast of just 5 and an array of characters, my design had to keep to the period and quickly define their style.
Costume and set Designer for ACS Randoms First Production at the Park Theatre 90, Much Ado About Nothing. “The most remarkable aspect of this production is the aesthetics… beautiful attention to detail, Zahra Mansouri’s design is perfection.” – The Public Reviews.
Assistant to Designer Mark Friend, including various Drama Centre London end of term Productions at The Cockrane Theatre and Platform Theatre. Wren’s Chapel, Emmanuel College,and Battersea Arts Centre.
Additional assisting roles as a costume maker/ shopper and wardrobe assistant on productions such as The Boyfriend Part of ‘The 48 Hour Challenge’,Her Majesty’s Theatre. Working under designer Lotte Collett at The Hackney Empire for panto Dick Whittingdon; and for Off Westend Award Winning Designer Emily Stuart at venues such as the Southwark Play House.
Costume Design for The Great Gatsby: This extravaganza directed by Peter Joucla was part of the launch and re-opening of Wilton’s Music Hall, creating an immersive show in the venue’s stunning backdrop.
Being Tommy Cooper Set & Costume Designer, at The Old Red Lion with Old Bomb Theatre. “…this isn’t all about the man in the red fez. Designer Zahra Mansouri has made ingenious use of the space” – British Theatre Guide.
Finding Butterfly, A site-specific production at Limehouse Town Hall, re-working the original opera to set it in Japan, 1946. The production then transferred to Japan in September 2013.
The Shallow End, at Southwark Playhouse, with director Sebastian Blanc and Stone Junction production company.
Theatre Design for Performance (BA HONS)
Foundation Art and Design Diploma
Art (A), Textiles (A), English Lit (C)