Debbie Thearle, originally from England, graduated in Costume Interpretation from the Wimbledon College of Arts in 1995. She has worked on TV, film, and theatre costumes for Angels Costumes in London. She spent four years in Melbourne designing and making costumes for J.C. Westend Costume Hire before heading back to the UK. She was a pattern-cutter and maker at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Previous costume design work includes Last Legs for Auckland Theatre Company and Shrek, Annie, Wizard of Oz and the upcoming The Little Mermaid for the National Youth Theatre Company. Deb was also the Costume Manager for The Audience with Auckland Theatre Company. She’s looking forward to designing her second Roger Hall play; also, it is her second show working with Mark and Alison.