Alice Babidge

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Alice Babidge designs set and costumes in film, television, theatre and opera.

She is currently working as costume designer on Garth Davis’ latest feature film FOE, produced by See-Saw and Amazon. She has designed A24 feature film, DISAPPOINTMENT BLVD., directed by Ari Aster and starring Joaquin Phoenix. Alice’s  other feature film credits include Justin Kurzel’s NITRAM, which saw her nominated for two 2021 AACTA Awards, for both Best Costume Design in Film and Best Production Design in Film. She has designed for THE DIG, directed by Simon Stone and starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan, for which Alice was nominated for a 2021 Best Costume Design BAFTA award; TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG from director Justin Kurzel for which Alice won the 2019 AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film; HOLDING THE MAN directed by Neil Armfield; and SNOWTOWN, Kurzel’s debut feature which was selected for Critics Week at Cannes and was awarded the Special Distinction of the President.

Theatre highlights include Sydney Theatre Company’s production of THE PRESENT with director John Crowley which transferred to Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre for a three month run in 2017, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF directed by Benedict Andrews and YERMA directed by Simon Stone, both with the Young Vic. YERMA transferred to the West End and Broadway in 2018. Alice designed set and costume for THE MAIDS at STC, directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki, which transferred to the Lincoln Centre Festival in 2014. Alice previously designed the costumes for GROSS UND KLEIN starring Blanchett in 2011 and in 2009 the costumes for the 4-part adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES staged at the Sydney and Perth International Art Festivals. In 2006 she costume-designed Barrie Kosky’s eight hour epic THE LOST ECHO.

Alice’s opera credits include LA TRAVIATA at Paris Opera and Ballet in 2019 which transferred to Vienna State Opera in 2021; HOTEL STRINDBERG for Burgtheater Vienna (Set and Costume); HAMLET at Glyndebourne Festival (Costume); PEER GYNT at Deutches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg, THE RING CYCLE at Opera Australia (Costume); CALIGULA, THE RETURN OF ULYSSES (Costume, ENO) and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Costume) and BLISS (costume, Opera Australia Sydney/Melbourne/ Edinburgh Festival Seasons) directed by Neil Armfield. She will design two operas for The Metropolitan Opera in 2022.

Alice graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2004 and was Associate Artist at Sydney Theatre Company. GROSS UND KLEIN won best costume at 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards and THE LOST ECHO and CAPRICORNIA were nominated for Best Costumes at the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards. Alice and the company won a special OBIE award for YERMA on Broadway and Alice won the 2018 Nestroy Award for Best Set & Costume Design for HOTEL STRINDBERG.