the many lives of amy dillwyn

 

Costume Designer & Maker, December 2020 to August 2021
Director & Set designer: Derek Cobley

Writer: Sonia Beck & Dereck Cobley

Actress: Sonia Beck

Sound Designer: Tony Davies
Lighthouse Theatre (www.lighthouse-theatre.co.uk)

This production was one of the biggest projects I have created as a costume designer and maker. As a designer, I had to find the way to create reversible designs where the transition from one to another was simple, quick and possible for the actress to complete without anyone's help. After conceiving the design, I had to consider how to realize them as the maker, ultimately tailoring 16 original garments from cotton fabric for the actress, many of them reversible, that utilised magnets to fasten and unfasten garments quickly and were all finished using spray techniques with fabric dyes.