Made to Measure is the stunning new work by multi-award winning playwright Alana Valentine about finding love, trust and that perfect dress.
Bride-to-be Ashleigh commissions Monica, a couture designer, to make the wedding dress of her dreams. She is reassured by Monica’s promises that the process will celebrate Ashleigh and fill her with confidence, but Ashleigh’s outward assurance masks internal conflict and doubt. As the wedding approaches, both client and stylist are forced to face the complicated relationship they have with each other, body shape and social prejudice.
Drawing on interviews with designers, brides and health-based scientists, Made to Measure shimmers with Alana Valentine’s hallmark authenticity, empathy, and humour.
Commissioned by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, dedicated to easing the world’s lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions, Made to Measure gives voice to the body positive community whilst exploring the science behind the effect of weight on our health.
Made to Measure is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
By Alana Valentine and presented in association with the Bupa Health Foundation.