'Inszeniert hat es Sam Brown, die Bühne baute Bengt Gomér, die opulenten Kostüme entwarf Louise Flanagan...Dazu schnurrt eine effektvolle Inszenierung ab, die mit Video und durchscheinendem Plexiglas die illusionistische Aura eines traumverlorenen Monarchen wunderbar einfängt...Und es sieht gut aus.’ 

Ludwig II - Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies 

Egbert Tholl, Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Louise Flanagan

Born in England, Louise Flanagan trained as a classical ballet dancer, graduating from the Royal Ballet School in London in 2006. As a student she performed with The Royal Ballet and from 2006-2008 was a dancer at the Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia.

After two years working full time in a theatre, the focus of her interest moved towards the staging of productions as a costume designer. “I loved the thrill of seeing a new production come together, and seeing how each department - dance, set, costume, music and lighting - has to work as one to ensure the show is a success. As a performer, the costumes you wear are crucial in helping you get into character, and should enhance the choreography whilst emphasising the physique of the dancers.”

Louise went on to attain a BA (Hons) first-class in Dance and Performance Costumes from Middlesex University and completed a professional dressmaking apprenticeship at the Berufsschule für Bekleidung in Munich, Germany before working as a costume maker on many high profile films, musicals and operas in the UK.

Productions in 2019 included costumes for Ludwig II directed by Sam Brown for Regensburg Theatre in Germany. In July, 2020, Louise designed the costumes for Dustin Klein's production of Psychomachia  for the Origen Festival in Switzerland.


In 2020-21, Louise will design Andreas Heise's new production of Schwanengesang for Opera Graz Ballett in Austria and costumes for Antoine Jully's production of Germinal for Oldenburg Ballet in Germany which will now premiere in December 2021 and Kinsun Chan's new creation Traumalptraum for St Gallen Ballet premiering on 5th May 2021. She is also working with Emma Ryott on Christian Spuck's Orlando for the Bolshoi Ballet which will premiere on 24 March 2021.

Since 2013, Louise has been working as a freelance costume designer based in Munich, and amongst others has designed costumes for the following productions:

Psychomachia  - Origen Festival Cultural, Switzlerland

Choreography - Dustin Klein

Der Tod und das Mädchen/Les petites choses qui disparaissent, Theater Regensburg Tanz,Regensburg
Choreography - Yuki Mori, Fabien Prioville

The Rite (set and costume design), Origen Festival Cultural, Switzerland
Choreography - Dustin Klein

Old News (set and costume design), Origen Festival Cultural, Switzerland
Choreography - Dustin Klein

Andante Sostenuto, Ballett am Rhein, Düsseldorf
Choreography - Boris Randzio

Mama, ich kann fliegen, Bavarian State Ballet, Munich
Choreography - Dustin Klein


X2, Stanislavsky & Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Moscow
Choreography - Dustin Klein

The Snow Queen, Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
Choreography - Silas Stubbs


One, Ballett am Rhein, Düsseldorf
Choreography - Terence Kohler


DisTanz, Bavarian State Ballet II, Munich
Choreography - Dustin Klein


Streichquintett, Bavarian State Ballet II, Munich
Choreography - Terence Kohler


Beauty and the Beast, Vanemuine Theatre, Estonia
Choreography - Silas Stubbs

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