Manx Operatic Society Les Miserables Opens To Standing Ovations

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.

Thespis Team.

 

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
Les Miserable

Tickets available from Gaiety Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

Les Miserables Adult Costume Set Jeremy Tustin Director

Les Miserables Adult Costume Set 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, 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

  

Jeremy Tustin.

Good luck Jeremy with future ventures!

Thespis

 

 

 

Whitley Bay High School Opening Night The Sound of Music

Whitley Bay High School Opening Night of “ The Sound of Music “

The team at Thespis would like to wish good luck to all at Whitley Bay High School with their opening night on 7th February of  

“The Sound of Music” .

BREAK A LEG!!
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Our school play, The Sound of Music is starting tomorrow (and until Thursday 7th Feb) ! Get your tickets from the Finance Office if you haven’t got them already! 🎼

Costumes supplied by Thespis

Thespis Costume Hire Announce New Website Coming Soon

Thespis Costume Hire Announce New Website Coming Soon

 

We have a new website coming shortly, with many improvements including updated galleries to improve your viewing experience.

Thespis Releases All New Sound of Music Costumes for 2019

Thespis Release All New Sound of Music Costumes for 2019

Thespis are pleased to announce for the 2019 season that we have released a brand new set of costumes for the Sound of Music.

First airing of the Sound of Music will be at the Whitley Bay High School  at the beginning of  February  2019 .

Our launch offer includes a replica Luger pistol and a replica MP40 Machine gun – FREE with every full show booked . Offer valid until 31st May 2019.

Photos will start appearing soon !

Feel free to contact us for more information.  0333 666 0633 or via our contact sheet.

“Thespis Releases All New Sound of Music Costumes for 2019”

Sound of music costume hire,Costumes for the sound of music,
Sound Of Music costumes

 

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

ALL NEW COSTUME SET COMING APRIL 2019

Chicago Musical all new costume set
Chicago costume hire

The Thespis team are pleased to announce for the 2019 season that you will soon be able to hire this all new costume set for this fabulous show set in the roaring twenties.

 

SYNOPSIS

In roaring twenties Chicago, Chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Note that high school and youth organisations may not produce the standard version of CHICAGO, and must apply for  CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION. (Samuel French licensing  link.)

 

Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
WINNER! 1997 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Musical.

Time Period: 1920s Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours) Setting: Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s. Features / Contains: Period Costumes

 

For more information please contact one of the team Tel: 0333 666 0633

 

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

Addams Family Costumes By Thespis For NMAODS

Addams Family Costumes By Thespis For NMAODS

 

New Mills Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society has assembled a talented cast of 22 for this ambitious show which is expertly directed by David Carlile and choreographed by Carolyn Dent. The set and costumes are excellent and imaginative and the stage is well-lit. The nine-strong band propels things along nicely. Gomez Addams and Morticia in full swing. Stunning.
Addams Family, New Mills Art Theatre, 13.11.18

 

 

Just a snippet of the Arts Beat Review

By:By Keith Savage.  

ARTS BEAT : CELEBRATING THE ARTS IN DERBYSHIRE AND THE PEAK DISTRICT.

Follow link below for full review.

Click here for full review:  artsbeatamanda November 14, 2018 Drama, Music, Musicals, Reviews.

 

New Mills Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society has assembled a talented cast of 22 for this ambitious show which is expertly directed by David Carlile and choreographed by Carolyn Dent. The set and “costumes are excellent and imaginative” and the stage is well-lit. The nine-strong band propels things along nicely.

 

Addams Family Costumes By Thespis For NMAODS

 

 

ELODS Performance of The King & I. Costumes supplied by Thespis

ELODS Performance of The King & I. Costumes supplied by Thespis.

Enfield Light Operatic and Dramatic Society   ELODS

ELODS Performs The King & I. Spectacular production from Rogers and Hammerstein.
ELODS Performs The King & I

 

ELODS Performed The King & I to  packed houses on the 23rd – 27th October 2018 at the Wyllots Theatre .

This spectacular Rodgers & Hammerstein’s highly celebrated musical set in 1860’s Bangkok tells the moving story of the experience of Anna, a British school teacher hired as a governess as part of the King of Siam’s idea to modernise his country.
A celebration of love in all its forms, we see the desperation of forbidden love; the love of a neglected wife; and although on the surface we witness an amusing conflict between Anna and the King as East meets West, love creeps up on them, which neither can admit or accept. A timeless classic, from the company that brought you the recent award winning productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Parade.

The team at Thespis was delighted to be working with this dynamic group.

ELODS Performed The King & I to  packed houses on the 23rd - 27th October 2018 this spectacular Rodgers & Ha
ELODS Performed The King & I to  packed houses on the 23rd – 27th October 2018

Reviews and comments
“Well done to you all for another wonderful production. I loved it, as ever. The direction, singing and performances were all excellent.”

“Well done absolutely everyone on another fabulous show!”

“Hey guys! I was in last night, unfortunately was taken ill after interval and had to go home. Thoroughly enjoyed the 1st act and well done to all.”

“Huge congratulations to all”

“A huge well done to everyone involved with The King and I. Another fab show.”

“Great show. Great music, great singing, great acting. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

“Please forward our congratulations on a fantastic performance to all your friends because we all so enjoyed this production from start to finish. It was amazing!xx”

“It was fabulous! Please tell them well done!”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the show last night- children were charming . Lots of super singing and great acting. Loved it”

“Loved The King and I. Great casting and choreography. Costumes were stunning. So thrilled for you to see the theatre full. Enjoy the rest of your run.”

 

King & I costume hire
ELODS Cast members. King & I

 

Shows Link 

Production Team

Artistic Director: Rich Stoughton
Music Director: Mark Newport
Choreographer: Emma Bell
Stage Manager: Frank Bundle
Production Manager: Fiona Corden
Production Secretary: Greta Jenkins
Costumes: Hilary Thorne
Lesley Clay: Props

Cast List

King of Siam: David Macklin
Anna Leonowens: Naomi Delamore
The Kralahome: Richard Hutchinson
Captain Orton: Gregor Lusty
Sir Edward Ramsay: Mark Tobin
Lun Tha: Steve Berman
Tuptim: Jude Stoughton
Lady Thiang: Sarah Henderson
The Interpreter: David Watts
Phra Alak: Mark Shaw
Guard: Les Gershman
Wives: Stef Carpenter, Clare Viccars, Helen Wikeley,
Emily Kennedy Neal, Debbie Connor, Mel Ryde, Jemma Hickman
Bethany Newport, Jada O’Geare,
Vocals: Mar Copues Out, Louise Newport

 

ELODS Performance of The King & I. Costumes supplied by Thespis.

Blackadder Goes Forth Costume Hire

Blackadder Goes Forth Costume Hire.

Thespis team are pleased to be able to offer the full costume set for Blackadder goes Forth.

 

Blackadder and his compatriots are ready for the final push. These costumes are presented to the highest standard. Blackadder Goes Forth Costume hire.
Blackadder and his compatriots are ready for the final push. All Photos reproduced with kind consent from Sam Allard from the Bear Pit Theatre Company.

 

Captain Blackadder standing tall and ready for battle. Not!
Captain Blackadder WW1 military costume. All costume items in photo are part of the costume for Captain Blackadder.

It’s 1917 and Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private Baldrick. Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.

Blackadder Goes Forth Costume hire. General Melchett. AKA Melchie & Field Marshal Haig. Costumes for Blackadder Goes Forth. All costume items in this photo are part of the set. Uniforms hats sam browns.
General Melchett. AKA Melchie & Field Marshal Haig. Costumes for Blackadder Goes Forth.

 

Blackadder Goes Forth cemented the series’ status as an all-time great, not least by the bold and highly poignant final episode ‘Goodbyeee’ which is be performed in this production alongside ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Private Plane’

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen costume for hire. Scene from Blackadder goes Forth.
Baron von Richthofen costume hire.

Thespis can supply weapons to qualifying groups as well, please ask for details.

Blackadder goes forth performed by the Bear Pit Theatre Company

 

More photos can be found on main website show pages.

 

Blackadder Goes Forth Costume hire

How to wear WW1 P08 British webbing set

How to wear WW1 P08 British webbing set

 

As supplied for hire by Thespis

 Video 1 – WW1 P08 British webbing set and how to wear.

 Video 2  – WW1 P08 British webbing set and how to wear.

Britsh army p08 webbing set as used by army in 1914

Note the way the webbing crosses behind the back.

Miss Saigon School Edition Costumes

Miss Saigon School Edition Costumes

Music Theatre International are thrilled to re-release the rights to Miss Saigon School Edition to academic schools who are planning to stage a production on their own school premises.

Miss Saigon schools edition costumes for hire

Miss Saigon School Edition is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power. The sung-through, pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong singers ample opportunities to shine. Meanwhile, its fluid cinematic structure gives directors and designers a field day for creativity. Music Theatre International worked closely with the Miss Saigon’s creators to ensure this lightly edited adaptation – Miss Saigon School Edition – stays true the intent of the original piece while becoming appropriate for secondary school performers.

 

Miss Saigon School Edition Costumes

Miss Saigon. Barricade at the Embassy
Miss Saigon. Barricade at the Embassy

At Thespis we have pushed the boundaries with our costumes just that little bit further with genuine 1967 –1970s US soldiers uniforms. These include real flak jackets, M1 helmets, dog tags webbing belts even the boots are from the correct era. Red-bandanna tumblers, peasants in upturned-wok hats, and genuine Vietnamese Ao – Dai dresses, we have got them all. We can also supply from our armoury fantastic period replica  metal Russian AK47s , American M16 Assault rifles and M1911 colt 45 pistols as required. Note strict conditions apply.

 

It is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War and Madame Butterfly’s story of marriage between and American lieutenant and geisha is replaced by a romance between and American GI and a Vietnamese bargirl.

Rights to Miss Saigon are currently unavailable to youth groups and amateur societies. If this situation changes we’ll let you know without delay.

Go: straight to Miss Saigon Costume hire.

Callum Blake Medici the Magnificent

Callum Blake Plays Carlo de Medici

in ” Medici : Lorenzo the Magnificent”

Press Conference In Florence

 

Callum Blake attends press Conference for ;The Medici the Magnificent in Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Italy, on 10 October 2018
Callum Blake  as Carlo Medici: The Medici the Magnificent

After the massive success of series 1  “Medici : Masters of Florence” ,starring Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden,  the sequel  “Medici : Lorenzo The Magnificent” is being released on the 23rd October 2018.

 

The eight-hour series, which was shot in historic locations in Tuscany and in studios in Rome, stars Daniel Sharman (“Teen Wolf”) as Lorenzo de Medici , Bradley James (“Homeland”) as  Giuliano de Medici and Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”) as Jacapo de Pazzi ,Callum Blake (“Dunkirk”) as Carlo de Medici,the  illegitimate son of Cosimo de Medici played by Richard Madden. Rather than being billed as a second season of “Medici: Masters of Florence,” “The Magnificent” was conceived as a different show and will have a different look from the first series. Jon Cassar, the exec producer and director of “24: Legacy” and “24: Live Another Day,” has come on board to direct the this series

Callum Blake attends press Conference for ;The Medici the Magnificent in Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Italy, on 10 October 2018
Callum Blake as Carlo Medici Series 2 & 3

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“The Magnificent” begins in Florence in 1469, where an attempt on Piero de Medici’s life forces his son Lorenzo (Sharman) to assume leadership of the family-run bank. Once in power, young Lorenzo, nicknamed The Magnificent, resolves to do things differently, which swiftly brings him into conflict with the head of Florence’s other powerful banking family, Jacopo Pazzi (Sean Bean).

 

 

 

Series 3   “Medici: The Magnificent Part II

Canadian director Christian Duguay (“Belle & Sebastian,” “Coco Chanel”) is directing the third season of Frank Spotnitz’s “Medici” television saga, which has started shooting in Rome with Italian actor Francesco Montanari attached to play radical preacher Girolamo Savonarola, who became leader of Florence after the Medici family’s overthrow in 1494.

Duguay succeeds Jon Cassar (“24”), who helmed “Medici: The Magnificent Part I,” which was the show’s second season.

Callum Blake Medici series 2 & 3
Cast of Medici the Magnificent. Series 2

 

 

In the third “Medici” season, “Medici: The Magnificent Part II,” Florentine statesman and ruler Lorenzo de Medici, played by Daniel Sharman, “has become a man who will have to fight against his demons and defend Florence from new internal and external threats,” Callum Blake continues in the role of Carlo de Medici with many struggles to overcome.

Cameras have started rolling on “Medici: The Magnificent Part II” in Lux Vide’s studios in Formello, outside Rome for release in 2019.

Callum Blake Rai, Lux Vid Press conference. Italy
Callum Blake attends press Conference for Rai The Medici the Magnificent in Florence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackadder Goes Forth Costumes

Blackadder Goes Forth Costumes

Thespis are pleased to announce that it has now added Blackadder Goes forth to its ever expanding repertoire of complete costumes sets.

In keeping with our ethos of attention to detail you can be sure of getting a brilliant product reflecting ww1.  Replica weapons are also available for qualifying groups. Plenty of photos will be appearing soon show page under construction. Call or email us for further information.

 

About the play:

Written by Richard Curtis & Ben Elton

Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, and made famous by stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie, the fourth chapter in the chronicles of the Blackadder dynasty brings us into the twentieth century and into a dark period of history.

It’s 1917 and Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private Baldrick. Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.

Blackadder Goes Forth cemented the series’ status as an all-time great, not least by the bold and highly poignant final episode ‘Goodbyeee’  alongside ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Private Plane’.

Jane Eyre Norwich Playhouse

Jane Eyre Norwich Playhouse

Jane Eyre opens at the Norwich Playhouse Theatre from 11th April – 14th April

NYMT Jane Eyre

Thespis are again proud sponsor of the NYMT.    Jane Eyre Costume Hire

The Playhouse becomes Norfolk Youth Music Theatre ‘s backdrop for one of English literature’s biggest and best Victorian novels .

Jane Eyre is played by a remarkable young singer  Ellen Smith and supported by Alfie Mazzei in the role of Mr Rochester.

Music and Lyrics by PAUL GORDON
Book and additional Lyrics by JOHN CAIRD
Based on the Novel by Charlotte Bronte

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

Charlotte Bronte’s great love story comes to life with music to lift your heart and set your spirit soaring. This beloved tale of secrets and the lies that secrets create, of unimaginable hope and unspoken passion, reminds us what it is to fall deeply, truly and completely in love. Nominated for five Tony Awards, Jane Eyre explores religion, sexuality and protofeminism, all while enchanting audiences with a timeless love story.

Jane’s story begins in Gateshead, where she is in the unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Sarah and cousin John, as per her uncle’s dying wish. The miserable young orphan is finally rescued when she is sent away to attend Lowood School for Girls. After six years, Jane leaves Lowood and is shortly after hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Here she meets Mr. Edward Rochester, thus beginning her passionate and heart-wrenching journey of love, loss and the struggles of morality.

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EDP Review

Costume Hire Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Norwich Playhouse

Phantom Iceland

 Phantom Iceland

The Phantom of the Opera

 Harpa Theatre Iceland

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ICELAND

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Andrew Lloyd Webber

This is a symphonic concert version of the world’s most popular musical with a 50 piece SinfoniaNord, 9 soloists and a 30 piece choir.

Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd (UK)

are proud to be supplying all of the costumes for this amazing production. 

 

 

More images of  The Phantom of the Opera on our show pages

Phantom Show Page

Phantom costumes by Thespis costumiers
The Stage  for Todmobile EHF performance of the Phantom of the Opera

 

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Harpa Concert Hall filled to capacity.   Design of the Harpa

 

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Inside the Harpa Concert Hall.

 

Cast:
Þór Breiðfjörð – The Phantom
Valgerður Guðnadóttir – Christine Daaé
Elmar Gilbertsson – Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir (Diddú) – Carlotta Giudicelli
Hlöðver Sigurðsson – Ubaldo Piangi
Bergþór Pálsson – Gilles André
Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Richard Firmin
Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir (Hansa) – Madame Giry
Greta Salóme – Meg Giry

Orchestra:
SinfoniaNord, conducted by Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson

Performed in English.

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Charles Hart
Additional lyrics: Richard Stilgoe
Book: Richard Stilgoe og Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux
Originally directed by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd.

TMB viðburðir -under special license from The Really Useful Group Ltd.

 

TICKETS The Phantom of the Opera Iceland

  • February 2018
  • 17. Feb 2018 – Time. 20–22:30
  • 18. Feb 2018 – Time. 20–22:30
  • 24. Feb 2018 – Time. 20–22:30

 

We will post a follow up to this blog The Phantom of the Opera Iceland over the coming weeks.

Other International Productions of The Phantom of the Opera.    Malta 2017