Sue Blane, costume designer of Aladdin, studied at Central School of Art and Design, London, and spent two years at the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow. She has designed for most of the leading theatre, opera and ballet companies in the UK, and many abroad. She created the costumes for the original cult Rocky Horror Show, stage and film. Other film credits include Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtsman’s Contract, and Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners. Her production (sets and costume) credits include: The Barber of Seville (Scottish Opera); The Thieving Magpie, The Duenna (Opera North); Christmas Eve (English National Opera); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stockholm,Tokyo); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse); The Relapse (Royal National Theatre); Alice In Wonderland and The Nutcracker (English National Ballet); and Sylvia (Birmingham Royal Ballet). Recent projects include Carmen (Gothenburg) and Alice in Wonderland for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She is one of few theatre designers to be a Royal Designer for Industry, and in 2007 was awarded an MBE for services to drama.