The School for Scandal

Director: David Longford
Costume Designer: Lauren Connolly (and various NTU students)

This competition project saw 3 of Lauren’s costume designs chosen to be part of David Longford’s adaptation of ‘The School for Scandal’ celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Theatre Royal Nottingham.  It was recreated in a modern setting combined with its original 18th Century period. The twist of modern and period came together interestingly in character development and allowed a free approach to the costume designs.

“The costumes and make-up are particularly exquisite… Snakeskin and leopard spotted jackets, embroidered waistcoats and pantaloons – and that’s the men. The ladies are dolled up in whalebone corsets, crinoline and bizarre wigs of shredded paper.” – Leftlion