Alice Power – Set and Costume Design

Alice Power trained in Contemporary Art at Nottingham Trent University and State University New York (B.A First Class honours).

Most recently she designed the Oliver Award-winning Best New Comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s Theatre and UK tour; A Mad World My Masters by Thomas Middleton for the RSC Swan Theatre and a UK tour; Joe Orton’s farce What the Butler Saw for MJE productions at the Vaudeville Theatre; Sean Foley’s new adaptation of Francis Veber’s farce The Painkiller for the Lyric Theatre Belfast, starring Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon; the live show for BBC1’s BAFTA winning double act Armstrong and Miller; puppets for Nina Conti’s show Evolution (Soho Theatre); and the UK version of Joan Rivers’ autobiographical comedy, A Work In Progress for Edinburgh Festival and Leicester Square Theatre, London. She designed Spaces Between for Candoco Dance Company at the Southbank Centre for the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall 2007, and Beauty and the Beast for the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 2008, directed by John Wright.

Her work in theatre includes designing and inventing visual comedy with The Right Size 1991 – 2006.  She designed the Olivier Award-winning and Tony nominated production of The Play What I Wrote by Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, directed by Kenneth Branagh (Best New Comedy, 2002, Wyndhams Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway).  She also designed the Olivier nominated show Ducktastic by Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, directed by Kenneth Branagh (Best Entertainment nomination 2006). Other designs for the West End include Betty by Karen McLachlan, directed by Kathy Burke at the Vaudeville Theatre, and the Olivier Award-winning comedy Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999) by Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, directed by Jos Houben, also at the Vaudeville Theatre

Other productions for The Right Size include Moose, Penny Dreadful, Baldy Hopkins, Hold Me Down (all national and international tours) and Bewilderness at the Lyric Hammersmith.

She co-directed and designed Paper Walls for Scarlet Theatre (Edinburgh Festival and the Merlin Theatre, Budapest).

Art installations include Old Dog New Trick, for LIFT Festival 2004, and The Shed Project at The South Bank Centre, 2007. In July 2010 she exhibited in the group art show Miniscule at the Oblong gallery, Islington. In 2011 she exhibited in the group show Underpin at the Teasmith Gallery, Shoreditch.

She has designed extraordinary props and costumes for, amongst others, Judi Dench, Julian Clary, Ken Russell and Tom Waits.