Told with a tender intimacy, 'dressed.', is a true story told by four women who have been friends since school.
After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia now only wears clothes she has made.
Combining choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, 'dressed.' celebrates the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us.
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★ The Wee Review
"A show that fashions something rich, brocaded and gossamer beautiful out of dark shadows.” Lyn Gardner, The Independent
“Just gorgeous.” Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage
“beautiful, searching, painful… with joy, compassion and a rich flow of energy” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Fringe First Award 2018
New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly’s UNTAPPED award 2018
Nominated for Emerging Company Total Theatre Award 2018
Co-created and performed by:
Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi & Olivia Norris
Producer: Josie Dale-Jones
Dramaturg: Laurence Cook
Lighting Designer and Technician: Lucy Adams
Costume Designer: Lydia Higginson
Choreography by: Olivia Norris
Composition by: Alex Paton & Nobahar (Imogen) Mahdavi
Stage Design: Stefanie Mueller
Publicity Design: Joe Boylan
Trailer Filming and Editing: Beej Harris
With thanks to Isabel Della-Porta, Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen, James Newton, Sophie Vaughan & Jaz Woodcock-Stewart.
dressed. was funded by public funding through the Arts Council England and National Lottery.
dressed. was developed at Shoreditch Town Hall & Battersea Arts Centre.