Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Designer

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


Opera design credits include FAUST, CARMEN, LA BOHEME, FALSTAFF, BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, COSI FAN TUTTE (NZO). She designed CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI for the Opera 2011 winter season, ACIS AND GALATEA 2012, and DON GIOVANNI in 2013.
Theatre design credits include IN THE NEXT ROOM, 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, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and ANNE BOLEYN (Auckland Theatre Company); THE COUNTRY WIFE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, THE GREAT GATSBY and CABARET (Court Theatre); TARTUFFE, TOP GIRLS, THREE DAYS OF RAIN, IRMA VEP, THE SCENE, HOLDING THE MAN, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, and ASSASSINS (The Silo).


Elizabeth designed the World of Wearable Art core show for Wellington 2011, 2012 and 2013, and is working on 2014 at present.


In 2010 Elizabeth 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.