Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Designer

Elizabeth has designed costumes for The NBR New Zealand Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, Court Theatre, Red Leap, Okareka, Black Grace, Douglas Wright Dance, Michael Parmenter, Atamira, Shona McCullagh and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She designed a play for Pop-Up Theatre in London, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival.


Opera design credits include FAUST, CARMEN, LA BOHÈME (twice), FALSTAFF, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (twice), COSÌ FAN TUTTE (NZO) and she designed CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI for the New Zealand Opera 2011 winter season.


Theatre design credits include: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY), MARY STUART, WELL HUNG, EQUUS, CABARET, INTO THE WOODS, SWEET CHARITY, HAIR, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, PILLOW MAN, MY NAME IS GARY COOPER and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST for Auckland Theatre Company; THE COUNTRY WIFE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, THE GREAT GATSBY and CABARET for Court Theatre; THREE DAYS OF RAIN, IRMA VEP, THE SCENE, HOLDING THE MAN, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, ASSASSINS and TARTUFFE for Silo Theatre.


Elizabeth designed the World of Wearable Art core show for Wellington in 2011 and 2012.


In 2010 she won the Chapman Tripp Costume Design Award for THE ARRIVAL (Red Leap) She represented New Zealand at the Prague Design Quadrennial in 2003 with her costumes for FALSTAFF, and again in 2007 with a team of designers who created the exhibition Blow.

Related Shows

The Bone Feeder.   Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   The Miracle Worker.   Shortland Street - The Musical.   The Daylight Atheist.   Joan.   Under the Mountain.   The Cherry Orchard.   Nell Gwynn.   Venus In Fur.   The Lady Killers.   Rupert.   Jesus Christ Superstar.   The Good Soul of Szechuan.   The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate.   Anne Boleyn.   The Glass Menagerie.   In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play).   Little Shop of Horrors.   Mary Stuart.   Well Hung.   The Importance of Being Earnest.   She Stoops to Conquer.   The Thirty-Nine Steps.   Design For Living.   The Pillowman.   My Name Is Gary Cooper.   Twelfth Night.   Doubt.   Sweet Charity.   The Duchess of Malfi.   Equus.   Up For Grabs.   Caligula.   Goldie.   The Talented Mr Ripley.   The Shape of Things.   Middle Age Spread.   The Songmaker's Chair.   Ladies' Night.   The Bellbird.   The Vagina Monologues.   Take A Chance On Me.   The Rocky Horror Show.   Waiting for Godot.   Stones in His Pockets.   Noises Off.   The Daylight Atheist.   The Play About the Baby.   Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.   Hair.   The Blue Room.   Secret Bridesmaids' Business.   ART.   Collected Stories.   The Beauty Queen of Leenane.   Wit.   The God Boy.   Serial Killers.   The Judas Kiss.   Into the Woods.   Cabaret.   Foreskin's Lament.   Death of a Salesman.   Twelve Angry Men.   The Wind In The Willows.   Honour.   Vita Virginia.   The Herbal Bed.   Arcadia.   Molly Sweeney.   Skylight.   Master Class.   Social Climbers.   Travels With My Aunt.   Market Forces.   Uncle Vanya.   Oleana.   The Learner's Stand.   Angels In America.   The Seagull.   Night Light.