Deb Thearle, originally from England, graduated in Costume Interpretation from the Wimbledon School of Art in 1995. She has worked on TV, film, and theatre costumes for Angels Costumes in London. She spent four years in Melbourne designing and making costumes for J.C. Westend Costume Hire before heading back to the UK. She was a pattern-cutter and maker at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, working on The Crucible, The Lady Vanishes, Babes in the Wood Pantomime, Waiting for Godot, and The Tempest. Last Legs is Debbie’s New Zealand costume design debut.