Alice Babidge

Costume Designer

Alice Babidge

Alice is a costume and production designer across film, television, theatre and opera.

Alice most recently served as Production Designer and Costume Designer on The Narrow Road to the Deep North starring Jacob Elordi and directed by Justin Kurzel.

Alice’s feature film Costume Design credits include; Beau is Afraid starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Ari Aster; Foe starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal for director Garth Davis; Nitram directed by Justin Kurzel (also Production Designer) The Dig directed by Simon Stone starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan for Netflix; True History of the Kelly Gang from director Justin Kurzel; Holding the Man directed by Neil Armfield; and Snowtown, Kurzel’s debut feature which was selected for Critics Week at Cannes and was awarded the Special Distinction of the President.

Theatre highlights include Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present (dir. John Crowley) which transferred to Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre for a three month run in 2017, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews and Yerma directed by Simon Stone, both with the Young Vic. Yerma transferred to the West End and Broadway in 2018. Hotel Strindberg for Burgtheater Vienna (Set and Costume), set and costume for The Maids at STC, directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki. The Maids also premiered in New York at the Lincoln Centre Festival, Peer Gynt at DeutchesSchauSpielHaus Hamburg.

Alice previously designed the costumes for Gross und Klein starring Blanchett in 2011 and in 2009 the costumes for the 4-part adaptation of The War of the Roses staged at the Sydney and Perth International Art Festivals. In 2006 she costume-designed Barrie Kosky’s eight hour epic The Lost Echo.

Alice’s opera credits include Hamlet at the MET in New York; La Traviata at Paris Opera and Ballet, Hamlet at Glyndebourne Festival (Costume); The Ring Cycle at Opera Australia (Costume); Caligula, The Return of Ulysses (Costume, ENO) and The Marriage of Figaro (Costume) and Bliss (costume, Opera Australia Sydney/Melbourne/ Edinburgh Festival Seasons) directed by Neil Armfield.

Alice graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2004 and was Associate Artist at Sydney Theatre Company. She was nominated for a BAFTA for her costume work on The Dig, she won an AACTA award for Best Costume Design for True History of the Kelly Gang and was nominated for two more. Gross und Klein won best costume at 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards and The Lost Echo and Capricornia were nominated for Best Costumes at the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards. Alice and the company won a special OBIE award for Yerma on Broadway and Alice won the 2018 Nestroy Award for Best Set & Costume Design for Hotel Strindberg.

Alice Babidge