Ashley studied at Central School of Art & Design and Motley Theatre Design School. He has designed internationally for opera and theatre.
Upcoming work: Vanessa for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Recent opera work includes: Peter Grimes (Frankfurt Oper); Francesca da Rimini (Opera National du Rhin); I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Bergen Nasjonale Opera); Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) (Santa Fe Opera / Liceu Barcelona); Une Nuit A Venise (Opera de Lyon); Pelleas et Melisande (Stockholm Opera); The Merchant of Venice (Bregenz Festspiele Austria, Polish National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Oper Graz); Otello, Macbeth and Falstaff (Royal Danish Opera).
Recent theatre work includes: Filthy Business, Rabbit Hole, Hapgood, Wonderland, #AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei and 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Everyman); The Last Days of Troy and Britannia Waves the Rules (both Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Mephisto (Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark).