Lucy Duncan

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Dresser
Theatre
Legally Blonde
Nikoali Foster
Leicester Curve
Curve Theatre
2015Wardrobe Assistant
Tour
Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsAmbassador Theatre Group
2015Dresser
Theatre
WickedPlayful Productions
Lowry Salford
2015Dresser
Theatre
Dirty DancingPlayful Productions
Birmingham Hippodrome
2015Swing Dresser
Theatre
Shrek The MusicalDREAMWORKS THEATRICALS
Birmingham Hippodrome
2015Dresser Plot Teacher and Maintenance
Theatre
The Lion KingDisney
Palace Theatre Manchester
2014 - 2015Wardrobe Assisitant
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkQdos Entertainment
Crewe Lyceum
2014Dresser
Theatre
AnnieCurve Theatre Productions
Curve Theatre
2014Dresser Plot Teacher
Theatre
The Lion KingDisney
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
2014Wardrobe Maintenance
Theatre
The Lion KingDisney
Empire Theatre Liverpool
2014Dresser
Theatre
Water BabiesRunaway Entertainment
Curve Theatre
2014Dresser
Theatre
Boxe BoxeCompagnie Kafig
Curve Theatre
2014Dresser
Theatre
HairsprayLeicester Curve
Curve Theatre
2014Dresser
Theatre
Le CorsaireEnglish National Ballet
Manchester Palace Theatre
2014Dresser
Theatre
Prince of PagodasBirmingham Royal Ballet
Lowry
2013 - 2014Dresser
Theatre
War HorseNational Theatre Studio
Lowry
2013Laundry
Theatre
Matthew Bourne's Swan LakeNew Adventures
Lowry
2013Dresser
Theatre
Matthew Bourne's Swan LakeNew Adventures
Curve
2013Dresser
Theatre
The Lion KingDisney
Birmingham Hippodrome
2013Laundry
Theatre
Dirty DancingPlayful Productions
Manchester Palace Theatre
2013Laundry
Theatre
The Lion KingDisney
Manchester Palace Theatre
2012 - 2013Dresser
Theatre
Irving Berlin's White ChristmasMichael Rose Limited
Lowry
2012Dresser
Theatre
Finding NeverlandHarvey Weinstein
Curve
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2012Costume Construction for Screen and StageUniversity of Glamorgan

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Domestic Sewing Machine
    I can operate:
    Industrial Over-locker, Domestic Over-locker, Industrial Sewing Machine

    Additional Skills

    Use of a sewing machine and over-locker - Domestic and industrial; Several hand sewing techniques (slip stitch, herringbone stitch, stab stitch etc) as well as hand embroidery;

    Paper pattern cutting as well as cutting on the stand;

    Fabric manipulation;

    Life drawing using a range of materials;

    Knitting;

    Fabric printing;

    Photoshop;

    Alterations.

    Referees

    Laura Linstead

    **contact removed** **contact removed** Jen Shepherd

    **contact removed** **contact removed** Catherine Colbourne

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    About me

    I am a keen learner and hard worker, and I enjoy working in theatre productions. After working as a dresser, I understand the importance of the organisational skills needed for working in the Wardrobe Department in Theatre, as well as how to handle quick changes at the side of stage. My past experiences in theatre have enabled me to react quickly when faced with sudden show or cast changes. I enjoy working as part of a team and independently, working and interacting with new people.

    I have recently worked as a dresser for the children on the World Premiere of Finding Neverland at Curve Theatre Leicester, for principal actors on White Christmas at the Lowry Theatre Salford, and on a pantomime as part of my work experience. I have also been heavily involved throughout technical weeks in the Wardrobe Department on a variety of productions, assisting in any maintenance or alterations required, as well as the laundering of costumes. I have learned a great deal from these experiences and interacting with others to gain a better understanding of theatre work. During my degree, I also constructed and designed a costume for a Pantomime Dame and I feel that this experience helped me understand the quality of sewing required for theatrical costumes. These experiences enabled me to develop my organisational and social skills and I learned how to handle and care for delicate, vibrant costumes.

    I also have a BA (Hons) Degree in Costume Construction. During my studies, I developed my sewing skills and gained the ability to construct a garment including: paper pattern cutting, constructing toiles, fittings, alterations and constructing a completed garment and I enjoy working in a team. During my degree, I have constructed many garments including an Eighteenth Century bodice. I have also reconstructed an Nineteenth Century evening dress completely by hand which enabled me to further my hand sewing and construction skills. As well as contemporary and period garments, I have also constructed period undergarments, including a boned corset. I thoroughly enjoyed constructing this corset and I understand the importance of the construction and fit of a corset.

    Throughout my degree, I have used many challenging fabrics including duchess satin, silk satin and silk velvet. I have most recently constructed two costumes, interpreting the original Broadway designs for Tracy and Edna in Hairspray, one of which was a dress constructed with sequined fabric which was quite challenging as I was required to first remove the sequins along the seam allowance, and then later hand-sew them back onto the finished garment. I was also required to construct a sequined dress suitable for a man to wear, ensuring that he looked feminine.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Musicals
    • Pantomime
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard