Kevin Pollard originally trained in Textiles, Fashion and History of Costume in the early 1980s, where he discovered a passion for costume. He has worked in theatre, TV and film ever since. As a freelance costume designer, Kevin is based in Liverpool, UK, but is lucky enough to travel all over the world.
Career highlights: Akhnaten (English National Opera, LA Opera, Metropolitan Opera), which won an Olivier Award for best production. He also received an Olivier Award nomination for his designs for Shockheaded Peter, which toured internationally. Recent work includes Ernani, Hansel and Gretel (La Scala); King Arthur (Berlin Staatsoper); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum(Royal National Theatre); The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera); Aida, Satyagraha, The Pearl Fishers (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); L’amour de loin (ENO, Canadian Opera Company); The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Aida (ENO).Other designs include Danny Champion of the World, Beasts and Beauties (Spike Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Improbable and Young Vic). He won the critics’ award for best design in theater 2012-15 for Ménage à trois (Scottish National Theatre); Mackie Messer (Salzburg Festival 2015). He also lectures in Costume and Theatre.