Set & Costume Designer


Based on the award winning picture book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste, this show made for 8-11 year olds was co-commissioned by Sadlers Wells, Stratford East and Travelling Light and toured summer 2013. Varmints will be returning for a UK tour, spring 2015.


Directed by Sally Cookson
Choreographed by Wilkie Branson
Video Design by Yoav Segal
Music by Benji Bower
Lighting Design by Guy Hoare


“Holly Waddington’s designs are an essential part of the show, with the soft tweedy trousers and crochet woollens giving the creatures a home-spun charm, while the harshly coloured techno-costumes of the builders exactly convey their mechanistic mentality and money-grabbing motives.”

(The Stage, Sarah Frater)


“The Schlemmer-like costumes of the invaders are truly beautiful and reflect the early Modernist belief in technology as a tool for democratically improving the destiny of human kind.”

(Caroline Perret, Plays to see.com)