THEATRE

WARDROBE & SET CONSTRUCTION

ANDREA CHEINIER

 

KISS ME KATE

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Andrea Chienier

{Opera}

 

Annabel Arden's Andrea Cheinier was a hauntingly beautiful production, and an honour to be a part of. Arden and designer Joanna Parker explore many themes of the French revolution, from the public's newfound passion for graffiti, to the craze of the tricolore. The costumes are designed in the sumptuously beautiful 18th-century style, as well as taking inspiration from leading fashion designers of our own era. The bodice of the Contessa di Coigny's dress, for example, is modelled on a jacket by Versace. I had the privilege of dressing the show’s Principle Performers during the production, who each gave thrilling performances, I simply can't wait for next season.

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Kiss Me Kate

{Musical}

Opera North and The Grand theatre Leeds bring the world famous, Kiss Me Kate to tour to the North. I was lucky enough to be dressing on Cole Porters classic comedy musical that ranges costumes from 40's Baltimore to classic Elizabethan reform. The many Corsets, ruffle cuffs, and knee high laced up boots, made this is fast paced show really exciting to dress, and a perfect induction into the world of theatre.

SWARM 

IMMERSIVE THEATRE

{SET CONSTRUCTION}

Local immersive Theatre group RipeTide came back to Leeds in April with SWARM, harbouring the strap-line, “It’s not a clubnight, it’s not a theatre, it’s something new…”

 

Would you dare to enter the Swarm... Although I can't say too much about the set design of this entirely mystifying and very secret experience, in fear of ruining the ambience of the night. I can say I that I was delighted to be asked to take part in the build of a fantastical set, involving a futuristic currency bureau, and a room of infinity! (You'll just have to experience it for yourself!)

DER ROSENKAVALIER

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Der Rosenkavalier

{Opera}

 

Strauss's famous opera about the fading evanescence of youth is eloquently staged by Elaine Tyler-Hall and very satisfyingly cast. The Swedish soprano Ylva Kohlberg rather belies the Marschallin’s concern that she is turning into an old woman, but her first act meditation remains the most poignant expression of menopausal ennui set to music. 

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Der Rosenkavalier

{Opera}

 

 I worked closely with principle Soprano Fflur Wyn, who captures the innocent Sophie perfectly.

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