Dressing for Success

ACTS Costume Workshop

Altrincham Creative Theatre School’s ACT II section were recently visited by Freelance Professional Costumier, Livvry Woods. Livvry studied Costume with Performance Design at AUB, Arts University Bournemouth and gained a B.A. Hons. She then began her career working on the TV series ‘Endeavour’ as a costume daily. This was followed by being the costume maker on the web series ‘The First Musketeer’. She has not worked in TV but also in opera and been involved in educational theatre work. Her latest was as costume maker and wardrobe mistress for the Winslow Hall Opera. Here not only did she oversee all the costumes but made the wedding dress for the leading role of ‘Lucia’ in their production of ‘Lucia d’ L’Ammermoor’

As well as theatre and TV work Livvry undertakes private commissions as well. She was very happy to come and talk to the ACT II students about her work, show them some of her dresses and advise them on their ideas for their costumes in their forthcoming main production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Head Tutor, Valerie Harris said “We are very grateful to Livvry for taking time out to talk to the students and she was very helpful. She has also allowed us to use one of her costumes for the production which is a real bonus for us!”