Good Teeth is a theatre design studio founded by artists and designers James Perkins & Victoria Smart. They formed Good Teeth after a decade of collaboration. Ongoing creative dialogue, breadth of experience and career sustainability are central to their practice. They are Artistic Associates at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Design collaborations include: ROPE (Theatr Clwyd); TWELFTH NIGHT  (Shakespeare North Playhouse/Not Too Tame); SWEAT (Royal Exchange Theatre); THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Wilton’s Music Hall); ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Exchange Theatre); THE BOOK THIEF (Leicester Curve and UK tour); VISITORS (The Watermill Theatre); FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Storyhouse Chester); THE BOOK THIEF (Bolton Octagon); CINDERELLA (Lyric Hammersmith); JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Lyric Hammersmith); SCANDALTOWN (Lyric Hammersmith); THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE (Chichester Festival Theatre/ Lyric Hammersmith); DUMB WAITER (Hampstead Theatre); SKYLIGHT (Theatr Clwyd); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Royal Exchange, Manchester); WHILE WE’RE HERE (Bush Theatre); PILGRIMS (Hightide, Theatr Clwyd); GERMAN SKERRIES, and JESS AND JOE (The Orange Tree Theatre), BREEDERS (St James Theatre); LOST IN YONKERS (Watford Palace Theatre); DANCES OF DEATH (Gate Theatre); FOXFINDER (Finborough Theatre); LIFE OF STUFF and MANY MOONS (Theatre503).

Victoria Smart trained at Wimbledon College of Art. Alongside her work as a theatre designer and maker she has an ongoing art practice exploring relationships between drawing and textiles. She is a member of Lewisham Arthouse, an artist’s co-operative.

She has lectured on the Rutgers/ Shakespeare’s Globe design programme and at Wimbledon College of Art, worked on a  project for Complicité Creative Learning and delivered workshops at Museum of London, New Vic Theatre, Coin Street Community Builders, and Lewisham Arthouse. In 2023 she was on the panel for the annual Edward Gordon Craig lecture, representing Good Teeth.

James Perkins is a theatre designer and maker. He has designed shows at Shakespeare’s Globe, Dubai Opera House and The Royal Exchange, Manchester. He trained, and now lectures at, Wimbledon College of Art.

From 2006-12 James was the co-director of paper/scissors/stone, a theatre company that specialised in new writing. He created and produced a series of immersive story events at nightclubs, art galleries and theatres.

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