Trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course, and taught by the legendary Percy Harris and Alison Chitty, Dora previously graduated with a first in English Literature from UEA. She has designed over eighty productions, including Seagull (Arcola Theatre, with Geraldine James and the late Roger Lloyd-Pack, directed by Jo Blatchley), Emma (with Doon MacKichan at Edinburgh, Watford Palace & Tricycle, Dir. Guy Retallack), 5 national tours of Grumpy Old Women Live (Avalon – with Jenny Eclair, Linda Robson, Dillie Keane, Britt Ekland). Also The Lifeblood (Wiltons, Riverside Studios), Cider With Rosie, Dick Turpin, Merchant of Venice (Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal/ national tours, Dir. Abigail Anderson). She designs regularly for LAMDA and Guildhall Drama School, including productions of Journey’s End, Pentecost, Nicholas Nickleby .