Costume

I design, make & source costumes. I am Head of Design at Aqueous Humour, a physical theatre company, in charge of design for all the professional shows and community projects. Costume plays a particularly big part in the strolling shows. My shopping skills often come into play as much my technical skills when it comes to obtaining the right fabrics or out of fashion/season items to a tight budget. I have a studio in Manchester for making costumes & have built up quite a collection of costumes, accessories & wigs at Aqueous Humour which I can use for costume workshops & short projects.

Axial Dance – Hat designer/maker

Axial Dance – Hat designer/maker

I have designed and made hats for two shows for Axial Dance: Tea Club and Trixie & Tilly Go Cycling.

Toffs on Tour – Aqueous Humour/M6 Theatre

Toffs on Tour – Aqueous Humour/M6 Theatre

Costume design and supervision for Toffs on Tour, a strolling piece of street theatre developed and devised by Aqueous Humour with M6 Youth Theatre supported by professional performers within the cast, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

Amorous Congress – Aqueous Humour

Amorous Congress – Aqueous Humour

Batty, Nutty and Away with the Fairies…

Design and construction of costumes and prop wigs for Aqueous Humour Theatre company’s commission by Action Factory Community Arts to create a new strolling piece for Blackburn Festival.

Darkness – High Peak Community Arts

Darkness – High Peak Community Arts

On 2nd November three audiences were taken through the chambers of Peak cavern, led through a dystopic world of uncertainty, panic and thoughts of the future…

Utter Bankers – Aqueous Humour

Utter Bankers – Aqueous Humour

Costume design and mask construction for a new strolling show for Aqueous Humour inspired by the banking crisis.

People in Glass Cases Shouldn’t Throw Stones – CYAC

People in Glass Cases Shouldn’t Throw Stones – CYAC

Aqueous Humour worked with the Contact Young Actors Company to create an all-new family-friendly promenade production to be performed in the Manchester Museum. We used the spaces, exhibits, history & architecture as starting points & inspiration.

Fairies on Christmas Trees – Aqueous Humour

Fairies on Christmas Trees – Aqueous Humour

New for the festive season for 2010, we are proud to unveil our feisty fairies. Life is hard with a tree up your tutu. Designed to be performed on stilts but could be adapted to ground level for low ceiling venues or bad walking surface.

Sky Muffins – Aqueous Humour

Sky Muffins – Aqueous Humour

Air Hostesses with the cognitive skills of jelly and the looks of roadkill. The delightful Muffins set off to serve the non-traveling public. You don’t have to fly to be treated like an economy class passenger.