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1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Anne Curry


Selected Category: Costume Design

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

“Frankenstein” was performed in a small studio space with audience closing on three sides. The performance style was dark and dramatic; minimal set maximum emphasis on costume, incorporating a short emotive dance section, which provided my first opportunity to design for dance. The director confirmed the concept for the male “creature” to be as naked as possible. Designing for the male ‘creature’ included designing and applying face and body make-up together with dying fabric for a minimal loincloth. As the narrative developed, the “creature” wore a distressed frockcoat and distressed striped trousers as he aped the apparel of Frankenstein. The studio space was black with multiple use of minimal white drapes which the “creature’” became embroiled in during the action.
The costume designs for the dance section shows the male “creature” writhing alone and then a contact holds when he grasps and lifts the female “creature”. The female “creature” is shown on point with minimum soft fabric covering the body allowing movement.

Anne Curry

Anne has a degree in Theatre Design and received the Sir Barry Jackson Memorial Scholarship. Being a Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Bursary enabled her to research Italian Renaissance drawing; her subsequent research report was awarded the (RSA) Jacobs Memorial Medal.
Anne completed postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Art before receiving an Arts Council Theatre Design Bursary in 1982. Since then she has worked extensively as a freelance designer; her set and costume designs for ‘Dreams of San Francisco’, at the Bush, received the Thames Television Award for Best Production, in 1986. Venues for Anne’s design work include: Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Plymouth Theatre Royal, Studio; Northcote Exeter; Her Majesty’s; the Aldwych; the King’s Head; the Crescent Theatre, Studio, Birmingham.
Anne combines freelance costume design work with extensive lecturing in costume design at UK universities. She has an MA in Education, 2006, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) 2016. She is a Senior Lecturer in Costume Design & Interpretation at Nottingham Trent University.
As a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) Anne’s costume designs were included in the following national & international (SBTD) Exhibitions: 1999; 2002; 2007; 2011; 2015; & National Theatre Tokyo, 2002; plus: UK Exhibitor at the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 1999; 2007 & WSD2013.

Email Address: anne.curry@ntu.ac.uk

Theatre Company The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-10-12

The Premiere Space of Production Blue Orange Arts

Author Mary Shelley

Director/ Choreographer Donna Roe

Set Designer Oliver Hume

Lighting Designer Jon Bates

Costume Designer Anne Curry

Sound Designer n/a

Projection and Multi-Media Designer n/a

Other Creative Collaborator/s Fight Choreography: Stage Fight Ltd.