Internationally renowned costume designer Andy Neofitou’s highly acclaimed work for the Royal Shakespeare Company over many years led to her outstanding success with Les Miserables directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and her beautifully researched and detailed period costumes won her a coveted Tony Award Nomination on Broadway. Andy has continued to work on the show since its ‘re-conception’ in 2009, the 25th anniversary performance at London’s O2 Arena in 2010, and subsequent tours of the UK, the United States, Europe and Canada – all as the original production continues its unbroken record-breaking run in the West End. She also designed the costumes for the original production of Miss Saigon directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Miss Saigon went on to become another huge international hit and Andy’s costumes are seen again in this first major London revival.
Andy’s other costume designs in London and the West End include the hugely successful Grease which began life at the Dominion Theatre, went on to the Piccadilly Theatre and a long running tour of the UK, Gone With The Wind and The Baker’s Wife both directed by Trevor Nunn, The Far Pavilions, Timon Of Athens at the Young Vic with David Suchet in the title role, also directed by Trevor Nunn, Peter Pan at the Royal National Theatre directed by John Caird and the arena production of Bizet’s opera Carmenat The Royal Albert Hall.
Among Andy’s many international credits are Nabucco directed by Elijah Moshinsky for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Miss Julie in Athens, the musical Jane Eyre directed by John Caird on Broadway – for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination – and Cameron Mackintosh’s revised version of Martin Guerre in the United States.
Her designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company include The Changeling directed by Michael Attenborough, Bill Alexander’s production of The Merchant Of Venice with Antony Sher, and Fair Maid Of The West directed by Trevor Nunn which was the inaugural production at the Swan Theatre at Stratford and later transferred to the Mermaid Theatre in London. She designed the costumes for Hedda Gabler with Glenda Jackson at the Aldwych, in Canada and the USA; Once In A Lifetime at the Aldwych and the Piccadilly; Peter Pan which enjoyed three separate runs at the Barbican, and Nicholas Nickleby at Stratford and in the United States winning the Outer Circle Critics’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design.
Among Andy’s film credits are Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead starring Richard Dreyfuss directed by the author Tom Stoppard, and Still Life with Roger Daltrey.