Rebecca Cartwright

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015The Stephen Joseph is again providing a great way of nurturing the next-but-one generation of theatregoers.
Gilly Collinson
thenorthernecho.co.uk
2015The Divide is unmistakably Ayckbourn, skipping effortlessly between comedy and tragedy in one of this year's most significant theatre events.
Gilly Collinson
thenorthernecho.co.uk
2015To the star of the show – Audrey II, the puppet plant. It is a wonder to watch.
Sue Wilkinson
thescarboroughnews.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Participating Designer
Theatre
FUSE
Charlie Kenbar & Celine Lowenthal
Sheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre
2016Plan & deliver 4 1hour hands on education sessions based around costume for theatre and opera with KS2 groups
Education
Singing SchoolsOpera North Residency (Hull)
2015Assistant to the Designer
Theatre
Hansel And Gretel
Henry Bell
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2015Costume Designer / Maker
Theatre
The Divide
Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2015Costume and Puppet Designer / Supervisor
Theatre
Little Shop of HorrorsYMCA Leisure Centre
YMCA Leisure Centre Scarborough
2015Costume Designer / Supervisor
Theatre
Tiny Time Tales: Billy Brite SeriesStephen Joseph Outreach
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Costume Designer / Supervisor
Theatre
Tiny Time Tales: The Little Alien Who Ate ChristmasStephen Joseph Outreach
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
AladdinStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
SlippingStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
ScreenplayStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
RoundelayStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
The Boy Who Fell Into a BookStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Box and CoxStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Wardrobe Assistant / Dresser
Theatre
Last Train to ScarboroughStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2014Costume Designer / Supervisor
Theatre
Jesus Christ SuperstarYMCA Leisure Centre
YMCA Leisure Centre Scarborough
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
The School MistressStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Beauty and the BeastStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
LaughtonStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Muddy CowsStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
FarcicalsStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Arrivals and DeparturesStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2012Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Soul ManStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2012Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
SurprisesStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
2012Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Lost and FoundStephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2013BA Hons: Historical and Performance Costume Design and Construction for Stage and ScreenUniversity of Hull / Yorkshire Coast College

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Domestic Overlocker (Janome), Domestic Machine (Janome)
    I can operate:
    Industrial Overlocker, Industrial Sewing Machine

    Additional Skills

    Costume history & excellent research skills

    Costume & Puppet Design

    Illustration

    Costume plotting

    Budget management

    Wardrobe supervision

    Hiring & Sourcing

    Fitting

    Dressing

    Costume setting

    Laundry / Ironing

    Repairs / Maintenance

    Alterations

    Garment adaptations

    Knowledge of industrial & domestic machines & overlockers

    Large & small scale puppet making

    Body padding

    Millinery

    Corsetry

    Dancewear & Lycra

    Recycled costuming

    Single & two part casting and moulding with plater and latex

    Large scale bamboo puppetry

    Varaform / foam prop heads

    Large scale tyvek structure construction

    Tutu making

    Ruff making

    Experienced with disperse/ procion and acid dyes

    Flat pettern drafting

    Cutting & draping on a stand

    Textiles manipulation

    Hand & machine embroidery

    Wire work

    Upholstery

    Experienced with hand held/ bench drill press, hand saw/ ban saw, bench & angle grinders

    Heat Gun

    Referees

    Available on request

    About me

    A strong period & performance maker, who always strives for high standards, with substantial experience as a wardrobe assistant for regional theatre. I have a flair for puppetry and prop costumes, a passion for detailed intricate textile work, and an ambition to design costume for Theatre.

    I graduated from Hull university in 2013 with a 1st in Historical & performance Costume Design & Construction for Stage and Screen, specialising in design.

    I'm an outgoing, personable member of any team who also thrives on my initiative. A fast learner, I am always keen to learn new skills and techniques. I take direction and delegation very well and am extremely motivated and hard working. I am also all experienced in supervising and leading amateur volunteers as well as trained practitioners.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Fringe
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No