Scenic Work

I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating in 2009 with a BA(Hons) in Theatre Practice: Scenic Art.

After graduating, I joined the team of the beautiful Pitlochry Festival Theatre in the Scottish Highlands. I spent four fantastic years there as a scenic artist before moving down to the Midlands to work as a freelancer. Here I worked for various venues including Set up Scenery, the Royal and Derngate Theatre and Belgrade Production Services to name a few.

In 2017 I became a full time scenic artist at Belgrade Production Services and stepped up to cover the Deputy Head of Scenic Art role as maternity cover. In late 2019 I moved to Bristol and have returned to being freelance.

In 2020 I was offered the opportunity to work on Series 13 of Doctor Who titled Flux. I have been a fan of Doctor Who for years and was honoured to be one of the scenic painters on Series 13.

If you would like to see more about my career history as a scenic artist, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile or get in touch with me.

Cloth Work

I have increasingly found myself specialising in cloth work over the last few years. Here are a few of my favourites:

All of the above painted alongside Rachel Day at Belgrade Production Services. Designers: Mark Walters, Olly Shapley and Unknown


The reason I work in theatre now is that I caught the theatrical bug at a very young age when I was taken to see the annual Perth Theatre pantomime. Even now I still love painting pantomime sets. Seeing the audience of all ages enjoying it is the best feeling. Below is a small selection of my work on panto from the last 10 years.


These are a few of the many productions that I have worked on over the years.


Below you can see examples of my faux effects work including: marble, bricks, textures, wood graining, metallic finishes, typography and breaking down.

These are just some examples of my work as a scenic artist but if there is anything specific you would like to know please email me.

Copy of Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugene Delacroix 2.5 x 2m.

Unless otherwise stated all images on this website belong to Alison Drane and are subject to copyright.

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