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Sound of Music goes to Tallinn Estonia

11/05/2022

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"The Sound of Music Costume Set is on the road to

Tallinn Estonia"

 

 The Sound of Music is to fundraise for Ukrainian charities which provide aid to those both in

Ukraine and those who fled to Estonia.

 

Thespis are on the road again! … And this time we’re off to Estonia, and its gorgeous capital city Tallinn! where we are working with West End International, providing costumes for a series of charity performances at the simply magnificent Alexela Concert Hall, where they will be performing Sound of Music to fundraise for Ukrainian charities which provide aid to those both in Ukraine and those who fled to Estonia.
It’s obviously a very difficult time for millions of Ukrainians around the world, and our hearts go out to them all as we all pray for peace to return as soon as possible. And we know the part we play in providing support to them is small, but it doesn’t diminish the honour we feel to be able to contribute in this way.

And, to bring it back to musicals ever so slightly - I dare say there will be few renditions of Edelweiss that will be more moving and more poignant than what will be heard in the Alexela Theatre tonight. 

 

Thespis supply costumes to the charity event supporting family

Charitable performances in aid of a foundation supporting families with difficulties, and one of the performances will be to help families who benefit from the foundation and also the refugees who have crossed the border into Estonia  from Ukraine.

The stunning Alexela Concert Hall, opened in 2009, was one of the first to introduce the world-class possibilities for hosting major international meetings in Tallinn, Estonia. It`s located in the heart of Tallinn, just a short stroll from the best hotels, the stunning Old Town and most essential sights. Grand Hall seats 1829 guests and its 3300 m2 of multifunctional foyers, which are distributed throughout five floors.

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Phantom of the Opera Costume Photo Shoot

17/03/2022

Photo shoots - March 2022

 

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Just a few of the great pictures from a local photographer and makeup artists that use our services.

Photoshoot using costumes from Phantom Of the Opera

 

From the costume set of "The Phantom of the Opera"

 

Phantom of the opera costumes for hire period costumes

From the costume set of "The Phantom of the Opera"

 

 

Video of the photo shoot.

From the costume set of "The Phantom of the Opera"

 

Kind use of these pictures:  Andrew McMeekin

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Made In Dagenham Costume Hire

02/02/2022

Thespis are excited to be costuming a new run of

"Made in Dagenham"

at the

Adelphi Theatre London

 

 

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The strike, led by Rose Boland, Eileen Pullen, Vera Sime, Gwen Davis, Violet Dawson, and Sheila Douglass, began on 7 June 1968, when women sewing machinists at Ford Motor Company Limited Dagenham plant in London walked out

 

 

Not only is Thespis costuming a run of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi theatre this year, news we are thrilled to share and be part of, but we have another special acquisition relating to the very same show, performed upon the very same stage.

   Thespis has acquired into its collection a very special costume used by the show’s main character Rita O’Grady, which, back in 2014, was worn by award-winning actress Gemma Arterton, who popularised the role and made it her own in the superb run at the Adelphi Theatre.

   Thespis often takes on garments (coats, shirts, all sorts, you name it!) worn by the stars of stage and screen, but rarely do we get an exact piece for the exact show that will go up at the exact same theatre, and so we felt we absolutely had to share!

   The costume is in fabulous condition, and it’s one we are very keen to see return, not just to the Adelphi, but to stages across the UK. So who knows, you might find yourself wearing it when you next take Made in Dagenham out on hire from us! 

 

 

The Dagenham sewing machinists walked out when, as part of a regrading exercise, they were informed that their jobs were graded in Category C

In 2014–2015, Gemma Arterton starred in Made in Dagenham, a stage musical about the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 concerning equal pay for women. Since its premiere on 5 November 2014 at the Adelphi Theatre in London. costume hire 

Made in Dagenham

 


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Hunchback of Notre Dame Costumes

07/01/2022

Thespis are pleased to be costuming a brand new run of

"Hunchback of Notre Dame"

at the

Mercury Theatre Colchester. 

 

 

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 Quasimodo is a 20-year-old "hunchback" with physical deformities, and the bell-ringer of Notre Dame. He is half blind and deaf, the latter from all the years ringing the bells of the church. Abandoned by his mother as a baby, he was adopted by Claude Frollo. Quasimodo

 

Thought you might like to see what is on the Colchester Operatic Society Facebook page.

As one of the first amateur groups to perform The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the UK, we have been incredibly lucky to have the support of Scenery Solutions and Thespis Theatrical costumiers ?? Check out some of their brand new set and costumes below, or better yet, come and experience the show first hand!

 

 Thespis are thrilled to share and be part of this special production. Zero to on stage in under 6 weeks all new costumes set.

 

Esmeralda (born Agnes) is a beautiful 16-year-old Romani street dancer who is naturally compassionate and kind. She is the novel

Captain Phoebus de Chateaupers is the Captain of the Kings Archers, and a minor antagonist in the novel. After he saves Esmeralda from abduction, she becomes infatuated with him, and he is intrigued by her. Already betrothed to the beautiful but spiteful Fleur-de-Lys, he wants to seduce Esmeralda nonetheless but is prevented when Frollo stabs him. Phoebus survives, but Esmeralda is taken to be the attempted assassin by all, including Phoebus himself, who no longer wants her. He is condemned to an unhappy married life with Fleur-de-Lys. Minor  Later, Frollo follows Phoebus to an inn where he plans to meet Esmeralda and watches as the captain seduces the girl. Inflamed with jealousy, Frollo stabs Phoebus. Esmeralda is arrested and charged with both the attempted murder of Phoebus and of witchcraft, and is sentenced to death by hanging. While imprisoned, awaiting her execution, Esmeralda is visited by Frollo. The Archdeacon professes his love for her and promises to help her escape if she reciprocates. However, recognizing him as Phoebus Later, Frollo follows Phoebus to an inn where he plans to meet Esmeralda and watches as the captain seduces the girl. Inflamed with jealousy, Frollo stabs Phoebus. Esmeralda is arrested and charged with both the attempted murder of Phoebus and of witchcraft, and is sentenced to death by hanging. While imprisoned, awaiting her execution, Esmeralda is visited by Frollo. The Archdeacon professes his love for her and promises to help her escape if she reciprocates. However, recognizing him as Phoebus 

 Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

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