Showcasing unique operatic costume pieces from their collection, join us for a special tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee followed by a workshop led by John Liddell, former Head of Costume for Scottish Opera.
Together we will explore the art of visual storytelling through costume design and the vital role costumes play in theatre.
John Liddell graduated in Law from Glasgow University, but turned his back on the legal profession and joined the tailoring trade; finding his vocation, he has spent 50 years specialising in theatre costume. He worked for 15 years as a freelance theatrical costume maker before joining Scottish Opera in 1985: initially as Gentlemen’s Costume Cutter; since 2005 as Head of Costume.
He has been involved in all of Scottish Opera’s productions for the last 35 years; has also worked on productions for Scottish Ballet, the Citizens’ Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre, the Scottish Early Music Consort, Chichester Festival, Bregenz Festival (Austria), BBC, STV, and film productions.
In 2018 he received the Behind the Scenes Award at the Scottish Sunday Herald Culture Awards ceremony. John is passionate about theatre and opera.
Photo Credit Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
Spaces on the workshop available for booking Spring 2021