Emma designs costumes in film, theatre, dance and opera.

In 2009 she was an Olivier Award Winner for Best Costumes for,
Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company & at the Roundhouse.

Emma designed the costumes for the original West End production of
Bird Songdirected by Sir Trevor Nunn; and for the original Chichester production ofCalendar Girls, directed by Hamish McColl, which transferred to the West End and national tour.

In 2010, the entire nation of Qatar celebrated their rise in expertise in the associated oil industries of the country. The Royal Family 77 MTA Celebration Event, was a huge spectacle which took place in a purpose built arena in the desert, for which Emma designed over 250 costumes, including the flying ‘human wall’.

She also designed costumes for Headlong’s inspirational work
Decade, which explored the world’s responses, to the terrible events of 9/11, ten years on.

She designed the costumes for
Apollo and The Continents (short film) andSkeletons (short film) both by Academy Awrd nominee Director/Producer Philip B Haas as part of an exhibition of works entitled Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons at the Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth Texas, depicting the works of Tiepolo and Ensor.

Other designs include: O Go My Man, Royal Court (Upstairs); Ordinary Angels, Manchester Royal Exchange (Winner M.E.N Award for Design); Kool Down, Aletta Collins Dance Co.; Zorro the Musical (Associate), West End; Orphee (Associate), Royal Opera House Linbury Studio; Macbeth (Associate), Out of Joint; Richard III(Associate); Canterbury Tales, Dog in the Manger (Associate) and Hecuba (Associate), all for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Her film and television work includes: The Darkest Day (Lindisfarne Films);Elmina’s Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Dir. Angus Jackson for BBC4 Film; In Search of Myths & Heroes, Dir. Michael Wood, BBC TV; Nouvelle France (feature),Dir. Jean Beaudin, Melenny Films/Bespoke Productions; Rabbit on the Moon(feature), Dir. Jorge Ramirez, Chunky Monkey (feature), Pierre Dupont (short),Fingers Crossed (short), all directed by Greg Cruttwell for Head Gear Films; Old Street (short) by Patrick Marber, Dir. Angus Jackson.

Emma’s work can currently been seen on display at The RSC Stratford Upon Avon.


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