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You can be sure when hiring from Thespis Theatrical Costumiers that you will look truly amazing in any of the Battle of Boat costumes from our collection, where our attention to detail, quality and cleanliness is second to none.
Set in a seaside town on the English south coast in 1916. The carefree happiness of a group of young children is short-lived as they find themselves discovering more and more about the First World War that is unfolding around them. Their initial response, to join the army, is thwarted as they are inevitably each rejected for being too young. There is one exception however as William, the oldest of the group is enlisted and is sent to fight in France. The tale is of the persistent attempts that the children make to do whatever it takes to help their friend and their country, with weaving, powerful themes of rivalry, leadership and battle. The youthfulness of the cast, and of the nation's young generation lost to the Great War, serve to make the scale and impact of the musical even greater. A real tearjerker.
The Battle Of Boat is an original musical by composer Ethan Lewis Maltby and lyricist Jenna Donnelly. Set during WW1, it follows the adventures of a group of children trying to find their place in a world at war. Heartwarming, funny, emotional and exciting, the musical is performed entirely by children aged 8 to 18.
Adrian Connell : Director Norfolk YMT summed up this wonderful production :" The music is epic in its grandeur and one of the most complex scores the young members of the Norfolk YMT have had to challenge them.Once I heard and saw the piece I was hooked on it and it has proved to be one of the best pieces of musical-theatre we have undertaken in 22 years."
Jenna Donnelly is a lyricist and writer of platinum-selling records across the globe and has collaborated with artists on major labels such as Sony, Virgin and Warner. Her work also extends into prime time television, producing music for major ITV shows.Works with Ethan Lewis Maltby include;Courtenay,with Christopher Neame, an epic historical tale of bloody rebellion, the spooky, larger-than-life spectacle;Apparition Smith and Christmas show The Sparkle Thief which completed a second season of shows at Canterburys Anselm Studios in 2015. In 2016, their WW1 musical The Battle of Boat was premiered by the National Youth Music Theatre at the Rose, Kingston with a full cast-recording being released this year. 2017 sees the premiere of their new work, The Masters of Mystery as part of the Canterbury Festival supported by Arts Council England and the Marlowe Theatre.
Ethan Lewis Maltbys music has been performed internationally, he created the percussion shows Noise Ensemble and DrumChasers (narrated by Stephen Fry) and has scored for cinema, television and major sporting events including several FA Cup Finals.Works with Jenna Donnelly include; Courtenay,with Christopher Neame, an epic historical tale of bloody rebellion, the spooky, larger-than-life spectacle Apparition Smith and Christmas show The Sparkle Thief which completed a second season of shows at Canterburys Anselm Studios in 2015. In 2016, their WW1 musical The Battle of Boat was premiered by the National Youth Music Theatre at the Rose, Kingston with a full cast-recording being released this year. 2017 sees the premiere of their new work,The Masters of Mystery as part of the Canterbury Festival supported by Arts Council England and the Marlowe Theatre'.
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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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.