LIZ DA COSTA – SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER Trained at Central School of Art and Design graduating with a B.A. First Class Hons. Awarded an Arts Council Designers Bursary and worked with the Royal Exchange Theatre Company in Manchester. She taught Theatre Design at Hounslow Borough College and was invited to Central and RADA as Guest Designer. Liz was a member of the award winning British team at the Prague Quadriennale and took part in the Victoria and Albert's exhibition "Spotlight " (Four Centuries of Dance Design). THEATRES WORKED AT INCLUDE: Riverside Studios – “THE CHANGELING” directed by Peter Gill; New End – “IONESCOPADE”; “HEROES” and “THE REVOLT”; The Roadhouse – “THE WEAVERS” and “ONLY IN AMERICA”; Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – “THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO”; Nottingham Playhouse – “TOADS” by Barry Collins; Lyric Studio Hammersmith – “THE DEVIL HIMSELF”; “PRIVATE DICK” and “WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS”; The Tricycle Theatre – “THE GREAT WHITE HOPE” (Fringe Award 1986); Royal Shakespeare Company – “IL CANDELAIO”, costumes for “TROILUS AND CRESSIDA” and “KISS ME KATE”. At the National Theatre, costumes for “THE SHAUGHRAUN”, “THE MAGIC OLYMPICAL GAMES”, “HAMLET” and Alan Ayckbourne's “THE REVENGERS AT SCARBOROUGH”. At Greenwich Theatre – “THE TABLE OF TWO HORSEMEN”. WEST END PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE: “FAME” - Cambridge Theatre; “BALTHAZAR B” - Duke of York; “PRIVATE DICK” - Whitehall Theatre; “I'M NOT RAPPAPORT” (Costumes) - Apollo Theatre; “BREAKING THE CODE” - Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Broadway; “MELON” (Costumes) - Theatre Royal, Haymarket and was Associate Costume Designer for “STARLIGHT EXPRESS” - Apollo Theatre, Victoria. “PIRANDELLO'S HENRY IV” (costumes) on tour and in the West End Her designs for Dance include: London Contemporary Dance, Extemporary Dance Theatre, Ballet Rambert, Emma, Junction, Mantis and Wayne Sleep's “DASH”. Set and Costumes for “ARMIDE” at the Buxton Festival of Opera; “TOSCA” and “MADAME BUTTERFLY” (costumes) for the Los Angeles Music Centre directed by Ian Judge and starring Maria Ewing ; “WILLIAM TELL” (costumes) for the Royal Opera House and “IDOMENEO” (costumes) for the Welsh National Opera. FILM AND TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE: STICK WITH ME KID Directors: Various Executive in charge of Production: Harry Waterson THE PHEONIX AND THE MAGIC CARPET Director: Zoran Perisic Film Featuring: Peter Ustinov & Dee Wallace Stone UFO Director: Tony Dow Film Featuring: Roy Chubby Brown, Amanda Simmons Sarah Stockbridge Cont… 2 Liz Da Costa cont… SEEKERS Producer: Sarah Lawson TV Production Co: Central Films/Lawson Prods Featuring: Brenda Fricker LIFE AFTER LIFE Director: Marc Evans TV Producer: Jon Finn, Jane Villiers, Alan Greenspan Production Co: Working Title TANK MALLING Film – aka RETURN TO SOHO COMMERCIALS: Liz has worked on many TV commercials including Tate & Lyle, Air Punjab, Babycham, Blue Band, Phileas Fogg, Quatro, Martini, The Waterboard, Clairol, Nova (Car) and British Telecom. Production companies worked with include BFCS Ltd, The Paul Weiland Film Co, Jennie & Co and Howard Guard Productions.
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