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made in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe

Told with a tender intimacy, 'dressed.', is a true story told by four women who have been friends since school. 


After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia now only wears clothes she has made. 


Combining choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, 'dressed.' celebrates the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us. 

All of the performances of dressed. are relaxed performances. 

If you'd like information about what will happen in the show ahead of coming, you can download this document​.

Performances of dressed. Feb-June 2018 will be captioned using The Difference Engine App. Visit their site for more information.


★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Fest
★★★★ The List
★★★★ EdFestMag
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review

★★★★ ReviewSphere

★★★★ Reviews Hub

★★★★ Fringe Review

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

★★★★★ Young Perspective 

"A show that fashions something rich, brocaded and gossamer beautiful out of dark shadows.” Lyn Gardner, The Independent 


“Just gorgeous.” Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage


“beautiful, searching, painful… with joy, compassion and a rich flow of energy” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman



Fringe First Award 2018

New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly’s UNTAPPED award 2018

Nominated for:

Emerging Company Total Theatre Award 2018

Off West End Award 2020



Co-created and performed by: 

Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi & Olivia Norris


Producer: Josie Dale-Jones

Dramaturg: Laurence Cook

Lighting Designer and Technician: Lucy Adams

Costume Designer: Lydia Higginson

Stage Design: Stefanie Mueller

Composition by: Alex Paton with Nobahar Mahdavi

Choreography by: Olivia Norris

Artist Wellbeing: Lou Platt

Publicity Design: Joe Boylan

Trailer Filming and Editing: Beej Harris

Photography: Lidia Crisafulli & Camilla Greenwell


With thanks to Isabel Della-Porta, Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen, Jo Mackie, James Newton, Sophie Vaughan & Jaz Woodcock-Stewart.

dressed. was funded by public funding through the Arts Council England and National Lottery. 


dressed. was developed at Shoreditch Town Hall & Battersea Arts Centre. 

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