Les Miserables Adult Costume Jeremy Tustin Director
Thespis are delighted to have been invited to work again with acclaimed director Jeremy Tustin for his 2019 adult production of Cameron Macintosh`s Les Miserables . This show is being performed on the 5 March – 16 March at the Gaiety Theatre by the brilliant Manx Operatic Society on the Isle of Man.
Thespis having produced costumes for the adult versions of “The Phantom of the Opera” for productions in Iceland and Malta and have again risen to the challenge of producing a costume set for this rarely performed adult production of this fantastic show outside of the West End.
Jeremy Tustin is a professional director and choreographer who was trained at the Mountview Theatre School, successfully completing a 3 Year Acting/Musical Theatre Course (B.A. Hons). Since that time he has continued to develop his own unique style which has challenged the many societies he has worked with and thoroughly entertained audiences and critics alike.
Jeremy currently works with societies right across the UK and is one of the first directors to have directed Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.
Jeremy explained that, due to UK copyright restrictions, the Isle of Man is one of the few places that will be allowed to put on a production of the show, but even then they have had to live up to the exacting standards of the West End show’s producers.
’It is a huge deal to put on a show like Les Miserables,’ said Jeremy.
’There is a lot of pressure that comes with taking on a show like this. The Isle of Man is still the only place you can see “Les Mis” performed on stage outside the West End.
’The last time we did this show, I had to be interviewed by Cameron Macintosh, the producer of Les Les Miserables, as he wanted to know that I was up to the job. I had already worked for him by then, which had helped.
’This time it was much easier, purely because we had done it before. It still wasn’t a straightforward thing though, and it still took them a while to say yes and to agree to it.
’The overall look of the show had to be sanctioned including the costumes by Thespis, as they want it to be what people expect to see when they see the show in London.
’The set was built in the UK and brought over here to be assembled. We have had to have the stage created from scratch, as there just isn’t a set for this show you can hire anywhere.
’Also, the costumes are brand new, as they simply don’t exist anywhere outside London, and they won’t release those costumes. We have to have them made especially by Thespis.’
Director Jeremy Tustin
Jeremy Tustin directs Les Miserables on the Isle of Man
Good luck Jeremy with future ventures!
Manx Operatic Society Les Miserables Opens To Standing Ovations
Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd (UK)
Are proud to be supplying all of the costumes for this amazing Cameron Mackintosh`s production of Les Mis well done to all. Have a great run.
Manx Operatic Society opens to standing ovations with their version of Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production Les Misérables, back to the Gaiety Theatre. Commonly known as Les Mis, this musical is set in early 19th century France based on the 1862 novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Directed by Jeremy Tustin and music and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, this gripping production includes the iconic songs ‘On My Own’, ‘One Day More’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘At the End of the Day’.
Comments from the Manx Operatic Face book page say it all. Well done guys
Les Miserable costumes supplied by Thespis for this adult production
First, thank you to the company and the delivery driver for the endless hard work in our society's costumes. We had a lot of fun at our costume call this evening and it is starting to come together really nice.
Morning Dearest Margaret,
My god – we had a riot last night with a sold-out show and a standing ovation and cheering that did not stop!
Just wanted to say the costumes looked fabulous (baby!) and to thankyou for all your hard work....
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Our show was a great success and very well received by the audience. The costumes looked amazing. We had a lot of very positive feedback from the public.
Thank you so much for your help in getting things to us on the Saturday before the...
From Margaret's first response to my initial enquiry, I knew that we were in expert hands. As a newcomer to Wardrobe, I had a whole host of questions. Margaret seems to be on han...
Hi Margaret Thank you very much for the fabulous costumes you supplied for our production of the Addams family. Everyone was very pleased with their costume, especially with all the accessories and shoes that were supplied with them. We have never ha...
The costumes were received yesterday and first glimpses are very exciting. We are about to do a costume parade this morning ahead of tech, and very excited to see everything in action.
Can I just say, we are extremely impressed a...
Alresford Having seen some excellent youth company productions I was uncertain how a school would fare with such a demanding musical. I needn’t have worried as the 110-strong cast were an absolute credit to Director Marilitsa A...