LUCY FOWLER

Set and Costume Designer

 

PRODUCTION GALLERY

DESIGN PROCESS

INDEPENDENT CREATIVITY

 

ABOUT ME

Cotswolds | Cardiff | London

Growing up I loved to dance, having several opportunities to perform at my local arts centre. In school I participated in music concerts as a singer, clarinettist and saxophonist - though Art was always my favourite subject. I loved to get stuck into each project experimenting in different mediums from paper maché to painting to photography.​

In 2017, I graduated from the BA (Hons) Design for Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The 3 years gave me a hands-on experience in design and making, set and costumes for stage and performance.


I enjoy being involved in the practical application of designing, making and rendering, whether working in a model box or sewing garments.

Intrigued by the past, people and places, I channel my curiosity into the design process where every stage of rendering provides a different challenge. It is exciting to see a production unfold, from page to stage.

I have always been creative and fascinated by live performance; I feel lucky to have found a career path that combines both.

 
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DESIGN CV

STUDIO ASSISTANT

September 2019 - ongoing

Assistant to Nicky Shaw; International Set and Costume Designer
Research, Model and Rendering Assistance

COSTUME DESIGNER

October - November 2019

A Pissedmas Carol 
Sh*tfaced Showtime, Magnificent Bastard Productions, Leicester Square Theatre, London

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Idomeneo

Director Michael Moxham, Rose Opera Company, Normansfield Theatre, London

May - October 2019

COSTUME SUPERVISOR AND DESIGNER'S ASSISTANT

City of Humanity 1 - Behind the Fortifications
Set and Costume Designer Nicky Shaw, Director Michael Moxham, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta

August 2018 - November 2018

CREATIVE DESIGN

May 2018

Deer Hunt
Composed and Directed by Ali Gray, Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

January 2018 - February 2018

The things I say when I don't say I love you

Director Hannah Banister, Written by Sam Brady, Sam Brady Ltd, Aldridge Studio, Lowry Theatre, Manchester

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

January - April 2017

Hush

Director Hannah Banister, Written by Alison Carr, Richard Burton Company; Bute Theatre, Cardiff and Gate Theatre, London

 

FURTHER EMPLOYMENT

2020

Costume Daily | Horrible Histories Costume Supervisor Vanessa Preuss, Lion Television

Crowd Standby (Daily) Hansel and Gretel (TV Show) Costume Supervisor Vanessa Preuss, Sky TV

Prop maker and Assistant to designer Nicky Shaw | Breathe ENO, London Coliseum

White card model Maker (3 days) | Le nozze di Figaro designer Netia Jones, Royal Paris Opera

Costume Design Supervisor Aladdin St John's Senior School production, Wyllyotts Arts Centre, Potter's Bar, London

Assistant to Costume Designer Nicky Shaw | The Whip RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon,

2019

Wardrobe Mistress | Dick Whittington QDOS Productions Ltd, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wardrobe Dresser (Dep) | Thriller Live! Wardrobe Mistress Sara Markwick-Atlasi, Lyric Theatre, London

Wardrobe Dresser and Maintenance The Provoked Wife Wardrobe Mistress Rebecca Rees, Swan Theatre, RSC

Wardrobe Dresser and Maintenance | Venice Preserved Wardrobe Mistress Rebecca Rees, Swan Theatre, RSC

Designer and Maker |  Ice Dancing Dresses Commission, Client: Rowena Sirey

Costume Supervisor Evita St John's Senior School production, Wyllyotts Arts Centre, Potter's Bar, London

Wardrobe Dresser | Un ballo in maschera head of touring wardrobe Judith Russell, Welsh National Opera, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

2018​

Wardrobe Assistant | Sleeping Beauty head of Wardrobe Gemma Tucker, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, QDOs Productions

Crowd Costume Standby (Daily) | Almost Never costume supervisor Jenni Orford, Saltbeef Ltd

Wardrobe Technician | Oh My Nellie Bly! costume supervisor Aylin Altinelli, Bridewell Theatre, London, the Musical Theatre Academy

Wardrobe Dresser | Shrek the Musical head of touring wardrobe Naomi Weight, Bristol Hippodrome, Tour 2018

Painter and Maker | Artist Area Decor designers Lauren Dix and Fran Norburn, site specific, Boomtown Festival 2018

Costume Assistant | As long as the Heart beats designer Becky Davies, National Theatre Wales, site specific, Royal Gwent Hospital

Wardrobe Dresser | Miss Saigon head of touring wardrobe Katy Kettleborough, Bristol Hippodrome, 3rd UK Tour 2018​

Wardrobe Dresser | Crazy for You head of touring wardrobe Rod Bicknell, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Tour 2018 

Stylist and Artist | 'Dip Dye' Wedding Dress Commission, Client: Ella Reeves

Wardrobe Maintenance | Mamma Mia! Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tour 2018

2017

Costume Supervisor | The Chimes director and producer Judith Roberts, St John's Church, Canton and Waterloo, in association with Chapter Arts

Wardrobe Dresser | Romeo and Juliet English National Ballet, Bristol Hippodrome, Tour 2017

Costume Maker Subway Tracksuit Trousers Commission, Client: Simon Hooper

Wardrobe Dresser | War Horse head of touring wardrobe Jen Shepherd, Bristol Hippodrome, 2nd UK Tour 

Breakdown Artist and Alterations Assistant | RAFT choreographer Gwyn Emberton, designer Becky Davies, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Wales Tour 2017

Costume Daily This Country (Season 2) dir. Tom George, costume designer Miss Jaqueline White, BBC

Break Down Artist | Deffro’r Gwanwyn (Spring Awakening) dir. Angharad Lee, designer Becky Davies, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff​


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Work Experience


2017

Design Assistant shadowing | Sunset Boulevard, Annie, Vice Versa Colin Richmond

Wardrobe Assistant | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child head of wardrobe Amy Gillot, Palace Theatre, London


2016

Costume Maker | Sleeping Beauty designer Sean Crowley, the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Costume Assistant | The Nutcracker Ballet  Birmingham Royal Ballet

Costume Assistant | Doctor Who (Season 10)  costume designer Hayley Nebauer, BBC Studios Wales

Costume Assistant | Fish Finger Sandwich  short film, costume designer Alys Bevan

Costume Maker | City of the Unexpected  dir. Nigel Jamieson, National Theatre Wales

Wardrobe Dresser | Kommilitonen! designer Gabriella Slade, Welsh National Opera

Wardobe Assistant | One Man Two Guvnors dir. Eleanor Rhode, Burton Theatre

Costume Assistant | Alternative Routes Choreographers: Camille Giraudeau, Josef Perou and Matteo Marfogila,

National Dance Company Wales, Dancehouse, Wales Millenium Centre

Costume and Wardrobe Assistant | All that I Am dir. Adele Thomas, Burton Theatre then Gate Theatre, London

Costume and Wardrobe Assistant  | Blue dir. Jude Christian, Bute Theatre then Gate Theatre, London

Costume and Wardrobe Assistant | Conspiracy dir. Debbie Hannan, Burton Theatre then Gate Theatre, London

Costume and Wardrobe Assistant | Ten Weeks dir. Kate Wasserberg, Bute Theatre then Gate Theatre, London

Costume and Wardrobe Assistant | Into the Woods dir. Steven Dexter, Bute Theatre (2015)


 
 

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