Thursday 6 October 2011

The Country Girls Crew Profile 4 - Leonore McDonagh Costume Designer

Léonore is a freelance costume designer. She studied fashion design at Limerick School of Art and Design and has a Masters in History of Art and Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
She has designed costumes for over a hundred shows including theatre, dance, opera, pantomime and street theatre both here in Ireland, the West End and UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and Poland.
Design work includes Emma, Esther Waters, Wuthering Heights, The Mayor of Casterbridge (Storytellers Theatre Company) for which she was awarded the Irish Times / ESB Award for Best Costume Designer, The Ash Fire, Jack Ketch, The Flesh Addict, Buffalo Bill, The Y2K Festival, The Buddhist of Castleknock, Pilgrims in the Park, Handel’s Crossing (Pigsback/Fishamble Theatre Company); D’Unbelivevables “I Doubt it” says Pauline, One Hell of a Do (Jon Kenny and Pat Shortt); Sam an Fado, Clann Lir, Oisin, Oilean (Siamsa Tire) Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin (Gaiety Theatre); Goldfish in the Sun, Dublin Carol, Stone Mad, Rita Dunne  (Everyman Palace), The School for Scandal (Abbey Theatre) which was nominated for Best Costume Design, Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers (Joan Sheehy Productions), Boss Grady’s Boys (Woodpecker Productions), two productions of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Romeo and Julie,; three productions of both The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, A Doll’s House, and Dancing at Lughnasa (Second Age), The Deep Blue Sea, American Buffalo; Ohio Impromptu, Rockaby, Come and Go (nominated for Best Costume Design), Footfalls, Catastrophe, Play and Eh Joe for the Beckett Centenary Festival in Dublin and London. A View From The Bridge, Many Happy Returns, and Alan Stanford’s adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop and Jane Eyre in 2003 and 2010 (Gate Theatre).