Katie Duxbury graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2009 with a degree in Theatre Design. Since then she has worked in theatrical wardrobe departments across the country, in roles ranging from Costume Maker and Dresser to Wardrobe Supervisor. Shows include the following;
The Dukes Playhouse Lancaster; The Hobbit (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2015), Oliver Twist (2015), Cinderella (2014), Hansel and Gretel (2014), Robin Hood (2013), The BFG (2011), Merlin (2011), The Snow Queen (2010), Peter Pan (2010)
Oldham Coliseum Theatre; Jack and The Beanstalk (2013), Chicago (2013), Blonde Bombshells (2013), David Copperfield (2013), Cinderella (2012)
Lichfield Garrick Theatre; Show White (2013), Alice in Wonderland (2012)
The Aldwych Theatre, London; Top Hat (2012)
Katie is now based in Lancaster, having been drawn there by the theatre, and by the beautiful surrounding areas. Places such as the Lake District, Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley have provided her with inspiration during her frequent adventures on foot and bicycle. Specific locations have influenced the creation of dresses such as 'Shipwrecked' (pictured left) which was inspired by Morecambe's coastline.
The work Katie has undertaken in theatre has provided her with a strong grounding in the skills and techniques of costume making, but where she really thrives is in dreaming up and fulfilling her own designs. She aspires to celebrate the joy and beauty of costume, using colour and texture to develop each item of clothing as a unique work of art. This website is devoted to sharing this work, which she proudly presents, and hopes you enjoy!