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Jida Akil (Set and Costume Designer)

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AGENT: Jess Reid

jessica@collectiveagents.co.uk

CURRENT PROJECTS AS SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER INCLUDE:

TENDER | Phosphoros Theatre | UK Tour

PREVIOUS PROJECTS AS SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER INCLUDE:

PIPPIN | Mountview

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON/ THE IT/ THE ACCORDION SHOP| Mountview

PENGUIN | Live Theatre Newcastle & Tour

RUTH AND SIX OF CALAIS: OPERA DOUBLE BILL | Pegasus Opera Company | Susie Sainsbury Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Dir. Sean Turner | Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

FIVE SHORTS | Young Vic, Clare Theatre

THE PAPPYCABARETSHOW | Dir. Kwami Odoom| Battersea Arts Centre

HOW TO BREAK OUT OF A DETENTION CENTRE | Dir. Nico Vaccari | Riverside Studios

HUMAN NURTURE | Dir. Rob Watt | UK Tour

TRUMP L'OEIL | Dir. Oli Savage | Upstairs At The Gatehouse

FOR A PALESTINIAN | Dir. Aaron Kilercioglu | Camden People's Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre

BOY | Dir. Tom Hughes | Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

HOLIDAY INN | Guildford School of Acting

THE POISON BELT | Dir. Becca Chadder | Jermyn Street Theatre (Costume Designer)

PAINKILLER | Dir. Toby Clarke | Theatre Royal Stratford East

GIVE ME THE SUN | Dir. Majid Luke Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy | Blue Elephant Theatre

FUNERAL FLOWERS | Dir. Jess Edwards | UK Tour

HEAVY WEATHER | Dir. Poppy Rowley | Fourth Monkey Training Company

THE 4TH COUNTRY | Dir. Gabriella Bird | Park Theatre

DARLING | Dir. Scott Le Crass | The Hope Theatre

HARAMACY | Artist Residency with Commun | The Albany Deptford

COMPLICITE DO A-LEVEL DRAMA | Co-Devised for Complicte | UK Tour

SOLUS | Chor. Isaac Irvine | Platform Theatre

JUST ANOTHER SOUP CAN | Co-Devised | Platform Theatre

THROUGH THE ARCHES | Chor. Samuel Banks | Central School of Ballet

OUT! (Set Only) | Dir. Maya Ross Russell | Platform Theatre


PREVIOUS PROJECTS AS ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT DESIGNER INCLUDE:

THE ODYSSEY| (Associate Costume Designer) | National Theatre, Public Acts | Des. Fly Davis

MIDDLE (Model Maker)| Des. Fly Davis | National Theatre

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | Des. Anna Fleischle | National Theatre

L'ORFEO | Des. Anna Fleischle | Weiner Staatsoper

HAMLET | Des. Anna Fleischle | Young Vic

THE COLLABORATION  | Des. Anna Fleischle | Young Vic

MY SON'S A QUEER BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO (Costume Assistant) |Des. Ryan Laight | Turbine Theatre and Garrick Theatre, West End

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOUR (Associate & Model Maker) | Des. Sam Wilde | Maison Foo Theatre Company

ACHIEVEMENTS

Finalist: Emerging Exhibition: Set Design

World Stage Design, 2022

Winner: #WeAreMena Film Commission

Mena Arts UK, 2021

Finalist: PQ Studio: Common Design Project

Prague Quadrennial, 2020

TRAINING

BA (Hons) Performance: Design and Practice - First Class Honours

Central Saint Martins (2018 - 2021)

Lvl 4 Foundation Diploma: Architecture and Spacial Design - Distinction

Central Saint Martins (2017 - 2018)

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BILLIE THE KID

Jida Akil is Props Designer for "Billie the Kid" - a new musical at the Vaudeville Theatre.

PENGUIN

Jida Akil is Set and Costume Designer for "Penguin" at Live Theatre Newcastle and on Tour.

The Odyssey

Jida Akil is Associate Costume Designer for "The Odyssey" at the National Theatre.

The Pappy Cabaret Show

Jida Akil is the Designer for The PappyCabaretShow at Battersea Arts Centre.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jida Akil is the Costume Designer for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Gatehouse, Staffordshire.

How To Break Out Of A Detention Centre

Jida Akil is the Designer for 'HOW TO BREAK OUT OF A DETENTION CENTRE' at Riverside Studios.
Jida Akil (Set and Costume Designer)