Alice Babidge

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Alice graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2004.

Alice designs set and costume in theatre, opera, film and television.

In film, Alice designed costumes for the feature adaptation of HOLDING THE MAN, directed by Neil Armfield. She designed costumes on Justin Kurzel’s debut feature film, SNOWTOWN, which was part of the Official Selection at Cannes Critics Week and was awarded the Special Distinction of the President; and on REUNION (part of THE TURNING project) starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, directed by Simon Stone. Her short film credits include RED starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Del Kathryn Barton; APRICOT, CASTOR AND POLLUX and SOME STATIC STARTED with director Ben Briand. Alice also designed Briand’s MTV drama pilot HAMMER BAY. She has designed music video clips for The Mess Hall, You Am I, The Vines and End of Fashion.

Alice has designed costumes for an array of theatre and opera across the world.  Her credits include Sydney Theatre Company’s production of THE PRESENT which was transferred to Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre for a three month run beginning of 2017, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF directed by Benedict Andrews and YERMA directed by Simon Stone, both with Young Vic.  Alice’s opera credits include Brett Dean’s new opera HAMLET, directed by Neil Armfield at Glyndebourne Festival; DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (costume, Opera Australia) directed by Neil Armfield; CALIGULA, THE RETURN OF ULYSSES (costume, English National Opera London) and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (costume, Opera Australia) directed by Benedict Andrews; BLISS (costume, Opera Australia Sydney/Melbourne/ Edinburgh Festival Seasons) directed by Neil Armfield.

In 2013 Alice designed THE RING CYCLE costumes for Opera Australia with director Neil Armfield, and designed costumes for WAITING FOR GODOT in the same year. After its smash premiere run at STC, WAITING FOR GODOT also played in June 2015 at the Barbican, London.  In 2013 Alice designed set and costume for THE MAIDS, directed by Benedict Andrews. THE MAIDS premiered in New York at the Lincoln Centre Festival in August 2014; in 2011 the costumes for GROSS UND KLEIN; in 2009 the costumes for the 4-part adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES and in 2006 she costume designed Barrie Kosky’s eight hour epic THE LOST ECHO;

Alice was Associate Artist at Sydney Theatre Company where she designed The Bar at the End of the Wharf. 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.