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 Misérables directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and her beautifully researched and detailed period costumes won her a coveted Tony Award nomination on Broadway.
In 2010 Andy continued to work on the show for the triumphant 25th anniversary performances at the O2, the new major tour of the United States, the U.K. and Europe — all as the original production continues its record-breaking run in the West End. She also designed the costumes for another huge international success, Miss Saigon, directed by Nicholas Hytner, which began life at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and her designs for both Les Misérables and Miss Saigon continue to be seen in the many productions worldwide. Andy’s other major costume designs in London and the West End include Grease at the Dominion Theatre and later the Piccadilly Theatre, The Far Pavilions, Gone With The Wind and The Baker’s Wife, both directed by Trevor Nunn, 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 Carmen at The Royal Albert Hall directed by Frank Dunlop. 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 credits with 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 for the opening of the Swan Theatre at Stratford, transferring later to the Mermaid Theatre in London. She designed the costumes for Hedda Gabler with Glenda Jackson at the Aldwych, in Canada and the U.S.; 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.