Lucy Howson


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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015 - 2016Deputy Head of Wardrobe
Cats the MusicalDavid Ian Productions
Blackpool Opera House & London Palladium
2014 - 2015Wardrobe Assistant
Dirty Dancing UK and Ireland TourPlayful Productions
2013 - 2014Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Ghost the MusicalDavid Ian Productions
2011 - 2013Wardrobe Assistant
Oliver! UK and Ireland TourStage Entertainment
2010 - 2011Wardrobe Assistant Cover
Dick WhittingtonFirst Family Entertainment
Bristol Hippodrome
2009 - 2011Dresser/Maintenance
We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Evita, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella, Hairspray, Chess, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, ENB, WNOAmbassador Theatre Group
Bristol Hippodrome
2009 - 2011Front of House Assistant
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, children's theatre and one-night performancesAmbassador Theatre Group
Bristol Hippodrome
2010Costume Maker
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Rigoletto, Autumn 2010 SeasonWelsh National Opera
2010Costume Assistant
Doctor Who Live Tour 2010BBC
2010Costume/Set Making Assistant
Deal or No DealBristol Costume Services Associates
2010Costume Sourcing Assistant
Ben HurBristol Costume Services Associates
2009Puppet Maker
Jack and the BeanstalkBury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
2009Costume Assistant
Beast and the BeautiesBath Youth Theatre
  • Education

    2009BA (Hons) Costume for Screen & StageArts University Bournemouth

    Additional Skills

    - Costume making including corsetry, foundation wear, flat and stand pattern cutting, tailoring, and hand-sewing

    - Surface decoration, textile techniques and breaking down

    - Designing and styling input and research

    - Strong interest in historical, fantasy and opera costumes

    - Dresser plot writing

    - Costume Maintenance

    - Full Driving Licence

    Additional Information

    - National Youth Theatre Wardrobe Department 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

    - Costume Designer for productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    - Costume Designer/Maker for music artists, worn at Download Festival

    About me

    Currently working as Deputy Head of Wardrobe on Cats at the London Palladium following the summer at the Blackpool Opera House; I have previously toured as Assistant Head of Wardrobe on the UK & Ireland tours of Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Oliver!. Prior to this, and when not on tour I am based in Bristol and North Somerset, and work at the Bristol Hippodrome as a Wardrobe Assistant or Dresser on visiting tours, panomimes, ballets and operas, and I have been a Costume Maker with Welsh National Opera. I love the variety that my job brings; working with both adults and children, and combining practical sewing and maintenance skills with the running of the live performance.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard