Hedda

Costumiere and Makeup Artist Oxford Playhouse – 2018  Lucy Kirkwood’s modernisation of Ibsen’s classic demanded modern clothing that was simultaneously normal and understated, whilst still portraying the intensity of the play. The gorgeous Stella McCartney coreseted jumpsuit gave Hedda gravitas and drama, while  Eli in simple black rollerneck and suit trousers instilled the contemporary feeling…

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Lovesong

Associate Producer, Costumiere and Makeup Artist The Michael Pilch Studio – 2017 Abi Morgan’s play, based on the T. S Eliot poem, tracks the life of the same couple in two time periods, the late 70s and the modern day. This immeditely brought challenges to the costuming with two periods represented on the stage simultaneously.…

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Travesties

Costumiere and Makeup Artist Oxford Playhouse – 2018 I was the co-costumiere and makeup artist on this unique play by Tom Stoppard. It required quite the range of costumes, ranging from 1920s ball rushes, clothing for Tolstoy, and velvet jackets for Dada himself! The makeup involved some ageing, some gender-transformative makeup, and some general stage…

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Suddenly Last Summer

Makeup Artist Oxford Playhouse – 2017 This rarely performed, and incredibly dark, Tennessee Williams play was put on by the Experimental Theatre Club. Gender blind casting lead to challenging makeup, and I drew on my drag-makeup origins to transform a male actor into Violet Venable. Dramatic SFX bruising makeup was needed for the abused and…

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Frankenstein

Makeup Artist – Prosthetics Keble O’Reilly Theatre – 2016 A rather demanding production taking two makeup artists to make up the iconic Frankenstein’s monster. With full prosthetic makeup for Frankenstein and his wife, this look took over one and half hours to paint every performance. The make-up and costume design for this production were particularly…

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Little Shop of Horrors

Makeup Artist Oxford Playhouse – 2017  I was the makeup artist for the rock comedy horror musical classic. The play demanded quick makeup transformation for the three members of the Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon, trasnforming them from school girls into fierce green queens. The older characters were built up through ageing makeup, and the hurt…

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