Philippa Downes

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2017Head prop maker
Theatre
Funny girlLizzie props ltd
2016 - 2017Prop maker
Theatre
The bodyguardLizzie props
2016 - 2017Prop maker
Theatre
Monty Python liveLizzie props
2012Freelance costume prop Maker
Theatre
MatildaCambridge Theatre
2012Freelance Costume/Prop Maker
Theatre
Warhorse Austrailia TourThe National Theatre
2012Freelance Costume Maker
Theatre
The Flying DutchmanEnglish National Opera
2012Freelance Prop Maker
Theatre
Dr DeeEnglish National Opera
2012Costume prop Maker
Event
Burlesque PerformancePrivate Individual
2012Costume prop Maker
Theatre
The Lion The Witch and The WardrobeKensington Palace Garden Open air Theatre
2012Costume prop Maker
Theatre
The Flying DutchmanEnglish National Opera
2012Freelance Costume Prop Maker
Theatre
Warhorse USAThe National Theatre
2011 - 2012Junior Prop Maker
Theatre
Various Productions over a yearNational Theatre London
2010Prop Maker
Other
Various productionsTheme Traders Ltd
2010Dresser
Theatre
Monty Pythons SpamalotTheatre Royal Brighton
2010Prop and Costume Maker
Other
Various piecesRainbow Productions
2009Junior Prop Maker
Theatre
Cat in The HatNational Theatre London
2009Prop and CostumeMaker
Other
Various piecesRainbow Productions
2009Junior Prop Maker
Theatre
NationNational Theatre London
2009Junior Prop Maker
Theatre
The Death of the Kings HorsemenThe National Theatre
2008Freelance Worker
Other
Fruitiser AdvertismentArtem Ltd
2008Assistant Props Technician
Theatre
Hamlet 'and 'Loves labours LostRoyal Shakespeare Company
Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2009B.A.Technical Effects for PerformanceLondon College of Fashion, University of Arts London

    Additional Skills

    I am proficient in life sculpting, life drawing, casting and mould making, core moulds, vac forming, fabrication, polystyrene carving, pattern cutting, body padding, puppetry and an introduction to animatronics, fibre glass, foam latex, hair replacment and silicon.

    Additional Information

    I am very interested in creature effects and the elements used within this area, such as animatronics and finishes, I created a large Troll puppet, with mechanised, hand painted eyes.

    I have previously worked at The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre.

    Referees

    can be supplied by

    The National theatre

    English National Theatre

    Lizzie Props Ltd

    Industry Awards

    An Elizabethan Mirror dress which i co designed for our course show, has recently been exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition 2009.

    About me

    I have worked on many west end productions including

    Mojo, Monty Python Live at the 02, Derren Brown, many productions at English national opera, RSC and The National Theatre. Warhorse, Matilda, A Christmas carol and Funny Girl .

    I have techniques on a broad spectrum from producing masks, realistic prosthetics, armour fabrication, designing from a text, producing special costumes to be used in creature films, to animated puppets. The design and creation of big creatures effects have been a great inspiration for my career choice. My love of theatre and my constant pleasure gained from films of every type are where my passions lie.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Circus
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard