Course Leader, Costume and Production Design & Realisation
Set and Costume Design
Specialist Areas of Delivery:
History of Costume
I am a set and Costume Designer with over 30 years in the industry who has worked extensively in opera, contemporary dance and drama. Trained at St Martins I was resident at the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, the Contact Theatre Manchester, Liverpool Everyman, Chester Gateway Theatre and the Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke.
Opera highlights have included working with a 400 strong cast for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Stephen McNeff in the Olympic Sailing Venue in Weymouth, the premier of Tarka The Otter for the Two Moors Opera Festival and Mary Secole at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden Opera House. I also designed for The Royal Opera Houses festival Deloitte Ignite creating 6 immersive spaces/art installations and closed the Bath Fesitival with the Magic Flute for the swan song of international Concert Pianist and Curator Joanna Macgregor.
Contemporary Dance is an area of particular interest, including a long-standing collaborative relationship with Irie! Dance Theatre. Last year I co-designer Costumes for, “Please be Seated”, New Movement Collective, Purcell Rooms, South Bank.
My education C.V. is similarly long and extensive, from running the Theatre Option on Foundation at Wimbledon School of Art to visiting lecturer at St. Martins, Slade, Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech and Drama, Rada and Guildhall to name a few.
Over the last 5 years I have been working collaboratively with Designer Jane Wheeler (as janejaney), and have been involved more in events and immersive Theatre.
Highlights have included installation art for Secret Cinema and immersive dining experience, Gingerline. We also were lead designers on Latitude Festival, Far Away Forest.
We are currently working on a costume commission for Rambert opening Autumn 2016, Sadlers Wells and national tour.