Freya Murphy


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011 - 2012Wardrobe Manager
VariedGroundlings Theatre Company
  • Education

    2010access to art and designUniversity of Portsmouth
    2010pattern cutting ncfe 1highbury college
    2008historyuniversity of sussex

    About me

    For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for fashion history and have loved to meticulously note essential details from period dramas, historical films and costume museums. Having achieved a 2:1 degree in history from the University of Sussex, I have a firm knowledge of historical context, but also have the practical skills of pattern cutting, sewing and customising garments. My enthusiasm is second to none and I am thoroughly determined to achieve my career goal within the costume industry. I currently work as a wardrobe manager at an educational theatre in Portsmouth called Groundlings Theatre Company which has approximately 10 000 costumes used in various productions and available for hire. I have learned to adapt to what is available to me at the theatre as there is practically no budget so I have had to learn to be adaptable. My other roles include managing the volunteers; producing the costumes for actors; dealing with varied and numerous costume enquiries; and marketing the costume hire. In order to market the costume hire, I regularly put in additional hours out of my own time as I really want it to be a success. One of most recent marketing successes was an historical fashion show that I put on which really helped my organisational and people skills. Overall, I find costume exciting, adventurous and a great love of mine and am so eager to learn more!

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • less than a year
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)