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Kate Royds

Kate Royds

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2016 Design Assitant
Theatre
Don't Waste Your Bullets on the Dead
Ed Stambo
The Vaults Festival
The Vaults
2015 - 2016 Wardrobe Assistant/Dresser
Theatre
Goodnight Mister Tom
Fiery Angel
Duke of York's Theatre
2015 Costume Designer
Theatre
Sparks
Clive Judd
The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Old Red Lion Theatre
2015 Wardrobe/Costume Assistant
Theatre
I Want My Hat Back
Wils Wilson
The National
The Temporary Theatre at The National

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2015
    Textile Foundation
  • 2010
    Management & Psychology
  • 2007
    AS & A Levels
    Haileybury College Hertford

About me

I am a highly enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated professional who strives for perfection. I recently completed a Textiles degree at Morley College specialising my final major project in costume, where I received a distinction. I am well equipped with the necessary sewing skills and knowledge of different fabrics and the appropriate maintenance of them in washing, cleaning, ironing and steaming the costumes accordingly. Working at in The West End, at The National and Kings Cross Theatre I have relevant experience of the high pressured environment of working in wardrobe and the need for acute organisation, an ability to be adaptable and show initiative. As a dresser I have attended to the needs of the actors, I have shown my excellent interpersonal skills, that I am astute and attentive yet take direction well.
Designing the costumes for 'Sparks' a play at the Old Red Lion Theatre and 'Don't Wast Your Bullets on The Dead' at The Vaults Festival, Waterloo I developed and exhibited the protocol necessary in character analysis and budgeting whilst realising the vision of the director. I have shown my ability to work closely with the production designer and production team, to illustrate my dynamic and creative ideas and express my visual sensibility. This experience has given me a more thorough understanding of the importance and details in sourcing, acquiring and attributing costume to a character.
Throughout my childhood and school days I participated keenly in all things theatrical, a continual motivator to specialise a career in costume. Working in a team and helping others is one of my greatest joys and I hope that I am able to maximise on this whilst using my skills and knowledge of textile and costume design in the theatre and film.

Additional Skills

University Of Leeds, Leeds — BSC (Hons) Management and Psychology
2007-2010 2:1 (67%)
Haileybury College, Hertford 2004- 2007
A2 Theatre Studies, Biology, Geography AAB + 1 AS
GCSEs (1A* & 8A’s)
London Marathon
LAMDA Gold Medal
Singing, Grade 8
Duke of Edinburgh, Silver
Sewing, Painting, Cooking, Netball, Travelling, Visiting Galleries, Charity (soup kitchen) Fundraising (marathons, market stalls)

Industry Awards

The two plays I have recently worked on 'In the Heights' and 'Sparks' both received Critics Choice in Time Out Magazine.

Referees

Available on Request

Skills

Primary Job Title Costume Designer
Secondary Job Title Wardrobe Assistant
Job Titles Costume Assistant, Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Assistant, Wardrobe Supervisor
Years in industry less than a year
Company Experience Childrens Theatre, National Theatre
Experienced in Fringe, Musicals, New Writing
Interested in European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
Driving Licences Standard