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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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

The Phantom of the Opera Iceland

The Phantom of the Opera Iceland

The stage is set for The Phantom of the Opera

at the stunning Harpa Theatre Iceland

Phantom-of-the-Opera-Costume-by-Thespis

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ICELAND

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Andrew Lloyd Webber

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in CONCERT will be premiered in

Iceland on February 17th 2018

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 are supplying all of the costumes for this amazing production. 

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The Truly stunning Harpa Concert Hall Iceland

 

Phantom costumes by Thespis costumiers
The Stage will soon be set for Todmobile EHF performance of the Phantom of the Opera

 

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Harpa Concert Hall filled to capacity.   Design of the Harpa

 

costumes for phantom
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

Phantom of the Opera Malta 2017

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  MALTA 2017

Congratulations to the Grapevine Music Group Malta for a very successful production of Phantom of the Opera!

Thespis shipped the whole costume set in 10 pallet boxes containing 220+ costumes and props to Malta.

Tons of Great reviews! Hope to see you all back next year. A Few snippets!

Rachel Camilleri Voices, orchestra, sound, lighting, costumes were breathtaking…what talent! 

Phantom Malta
Malta’s Production of Phantom Of The Opera. Costumes – Props supplied by: Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd UK

 

Baptised by The Phantom, driven by genius, enlightened by passion.

The Phantom Of The Opera in Concert’s conductor Ryan Abela.

Malta, 2017.

Angela Cassar The show was great! Bravi Bravissimi to all involved! 

Malta 2017 Phantom costumes by Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd UK
Malta 2017 Phantom of the Opera

Mario Mifsud Went to the show on Friday. The cast was magnificent, the talent of all, out of this world. Well done to all

Daniela Mallia

Daniela Mallia Well done to everyone. It was a great show. Can’t wait for the next one. The music was amazing. The singers were very talented and got me lots of goosebumps, the dancers were very good. What else? Thank you for a marvellous night.

Costumes by Thespis Theatrical costumiers Ltd UK
Slave Girls Hannibal Scene

Daizy Bonavia

there are no words to fully express this performance. to say it was awesome is an understatement. BRILLIANT the part of Christine was played by an angel because no mortal has a voice as she. Phantom was divine. a truly mesmerising evening.

 

Malta 2017 Phantom of the Opera Thespis Costume Hire UK
Roman Costumes by Thespis

Sharon Cauchi

What a treat! Very professional performance, amazing voices and beautiful presentation.

Well done to all at Thespis !! The reviews speak volumes.!!

 

Hairspray Costumes

 

Battle of Boat

Costumes for Battle of Boat

Battle of Boat

All New Costume Set For 2018 season

 

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.”

🙂 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

 

Battle of Boat Synopsis

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.

 

Battle of Boat

Battle of Boat Costumes

 

St Albans Musical Theatre Company

St Albans Musical Theatre Company

7-11 November 2017 at the Alban Arena

West Side Story Costume hire

West Side Story Costume Launch.

Thespis Theatrical Costumiers are pleased to announce a brand new costume set being launched in November by the St Albans Musical Theatre Company.

Opening night Tuesday 7 November 2017 to Saturday 11 November 2017

Evenings at 7.45pm & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Costume hire Thespis
Cast in rehearsals West Side Story St Albans Musical Theatre Company
Cast West Side Story St Albans Musical Theatre Company

 

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and JulietWest Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s.  In the midst of the deep-seated rivalry between the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, and the white gang, the Jets, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love. Their warring factions, however, refuse to back down, and the “rumbles”, romance, and resentment lead to the lovers’ ultimate, tragic conclusion.

With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies, energetic and athletic dance battles, and its remarkably salient social message, West Side Story remains one of musical theatre’s most revolutionary and most loved treasures.

Bernstein’s score for the musical includes ‘Something’s Coming’, ‘Maria’, ‘America’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Jet Song’, ‘I Feel Pretty’, ‘A Boy Like That’, ‘One Hand, One Heart’, ‘Gee, Officer Krupke’, and ’Cool’.

An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins; Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced on Broadway by Robert E Griffith & Harold Prince by arrangement with Roger L Stevens.

 Costume Hire West Side Story

You can be sure when hiring from Thespis Theatrical Costumiers that you will look truly amazing in any of the West Side Story costumes from our collection, where our attention to detail, quality, cleanliness and high standard of replication is second to none.

 

West Side Story Costumes

 

Medici Masters of Florence Series 2

Medici Masters of Florence Series 2

It is not very often that we brag about our children but on this occasion, we shall make an exception.

Well done to Callum (Blake )  who, for the past 6 weeks, has been in and out of various locations in Italy filming Season 2 of the Medici in the role of Carlo de Medici. That`s all we can say till release.

 

Medici: Masters of Florence is an Italian-British television drama series about the Medici dynasty set in 15th-century Florence, starring Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici, Richard Madden as Cosimo de’ Medici, and Stuart Martin as Lorenzo de’ Medici (The Elder). The series was co-created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files and Man in the High Castle) and Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) directed all eight episodes. Episodes 1 and 2 aired on Rai 1 (Italian TV) on 18 October 2016. According to Italian ratings compiler Auditel, it attracted record 7.6 million viewers. The first season consists of eight episodes.

Winner of the 2016 Capri TV Series Award.Production company(s) Lux Vide
Big Light Productions
Rai Fiction

The show has been renewed for a second season, with Sean Bean appearing as Jacopo de’ Pazzi. It is broadcast in several countries around the world.Daniel Sharman has been cast as the young Lorenzo the Magnificent and Bradley James as his brother Giuliano.  Callum Blake as  Carlo Medici.

The first series is set in the 15th-century Florence, and the protagonist is Cosimo the Elder who was elected head of the Florentine Republic in 1434. Cosimo has inherited the Bank of Medici from his father Giovanni, who has been mysteriously poisoned. Through various flashbacks (20 years prior), we are introduced to Florence at the time of Giovanni, and to his relationship with his sons Cosimo and Lorenzo.

 

Look out for updates and photos.

Phantom of the Opera Malta

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  MALTA

Congratulations to the Grapevine Music Group Malta for a very successful production of Phantom of the Opera!

Thespis shipped the whole costume set in 10 pallet boxes containing 220+ costumes and props to Malta , expedited and sponsored by Kevin Attard , managing director of Attard Holdings. 

Tons of Great reviews! Hope to see you all back next year. A Few snippets!

Rachel Camilleri Voices, orchestra, sound, lighting, costumes were breathtaking…what talent! 

Phantom of the opera costume hire
Thespis Costumes shipped to Malta

 

Baptised by The Phantom, driven by genius, enlightened by passion.

The Phantom Of The Opera in Concert’s conductor Ryan Abela.

Malta, 2017.

Angela Cassar The show was great! Bravi Bravissimi to all involved! 

Grapevine Music Group Malta
Thespis costume hire, supply costumes to Malta Phantom of the Opera. Photos by Viktor Vella

Mario Mifsud Went to the show on Friday. The cast was magnificent, the talent of all, out of this world. Well done to all

Daniela Mallia

Daniela Mallia Well done to everyone. It was a great show. Can’t wait for the next one. The music was amazing. The singers were very talented and got me lots of goosebumps, the dancers were very good. What else? Thank you for a marvellous night.

Daizy Bonavia

there are no words to fully express this performance. to say it was awesome is an understatement. BRILLIANT the part of Christine was played by an angel because no mortal has a voice as she. Phantom was divine. a truly mesmerising evening.

Sharon Cauchi

What a treat! Very professional performance, amazing voices and beautiful presentation.

Well done to all at Thespis !! The reviews speak volumes.!!

 

Hairspray Costumes

 

Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh

Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 was created by Keiren Brandt-Sawdy, Thomas De Angelis and Clemence Williams. Fed up with the limited and anachronistic roles for women in opera, the creators sought to develop a new work. Their sole ambition was to use the music of opera greats, and craft a new show for their generation.

Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh
Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh

Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh is an original, all-female opera. Set inside a publicly accessible women’s bathroom, Chamber Pot Opera tells the story of three women who meet there by chance, late one night.

In traditional opera, female characters are generally classed as one of three types; they’re either witches, bitches or breeches. Chamber Pot Opera skewers this age-old trope, granting its all-female cast the agency, power and potential to tell their own stories, solve their own problems and express themselves in a unique way. The show’s contemporary story line features a survivor of domestic abuse, a queer woman on a first date and a successful female executive.

Each of them sing of a shared female experience, creating a show for opera aficionados and novices alike.

Chamber Pot Opera tells the story of three women who meet for the first time in a public bathroom. One is in an abusive relationship, another is terrified that she has come on too strong on a date, and the third has been promoted through the glass ceiling to land her dream job. Together they sing of shared histories, traumas and fantasies using a catalogue of popular music from the operas of Puccini, Mozart and Bizet.

We have sat in some weird and wonderful venues at the Fringe. In fact, it is something we have come to expect from the Fringe but none have been as bizarre as this one : Men’s toilets at the Assembly Hall, seating just about 8 people plus standing room for 4 or 5 more. The action is inches away from you but it works so well as a location that you soon forget where you are as you immerse yourself in the drama unfolding before you and singing begins.The stories are told through existing music in the fashion of Mamma Mia but with accomplished singers.

One of the best shows we have seen at the Fringe.

Thespis Awards this show : T T T T T + A must see production !

M Bicknell

Chamber Pot Opera Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 Reviews

Curse of Cranholm Abbey

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Curse of Cranholm Abbey

Curse of Cranholm Abbey

Doors creak and dust falls; Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. The ‘superbly talented young group. Pleasance presents a tale of intrigue and horror as the past and present collide. Distant screams echo from the east wing. The clock ticks. Time stands still. Peeling back the wallpaper, our heroes unravel the Abbey’s terrible secrets as the curse threatens to destroy them all. With their trademark large-scale ensemble cast and ‘production values way above anything in Edinburgh, Young Pleasance have created yet another piece to chill and thrill this summer!.

 

 

 

Our second day at the Fringe began with a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Having visited the Fringe for the past 10 years or so, this visit was always on our agenda but somehow we never managed it until now. Great morning out and tea and cakes on board the HMY Britannia.

After that we headed back into town for a spot of lunch outside on a terrace on the Grassmarket ( we were lucky -the rain held off! ) then a leisurely walk to our next venue The Pleasance Courtyard. The Curse of Cranholme Abbey was well attended-pretty much a full house .Great for the cast but it made the theatre exceptionally hot and stuffy! However, when the performance began, all that was forgotten. Very clever writing and well rehearsed performance from the group. Timing of entry on stage was crucial and well executed by all. Fast paced and a couple of sound-effects making the little girls sitting next to me squeal. Good production, well cast and really well worth seeing!

Thespis gave this show: T T T T T

M Bicknell

Curse of Cranholm Abbey

 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Thespis costume hire
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

Thespis Theatrical Costumiers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 Thespis. It is that time again! We are the Edinburgh Fringe Fest for mayhem, madness and Made in Dagenham. supporting the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre in their production of this hit musical about the 1960`s strike of underpaid women at Ford, which became a beacon for the rights of working women. Their show runs from Monday 7th August to Saturday 12th at Venue 152 (  Paradise in Augustine’s ).

Our day started with a leisurely breakfast at the “Look” cafe where we have been patrons for many years. Great selection of breakfast dishes available at a reasonable price, then our first stroll down the Royal Mile to soak up the atmosphere. We had pre-booked our first show which was “ All quiet on the Western Front”.by Incognito theatre. It is a tale that exposes the harrowing reality of trench warfare. I had seen this play at last year’s Fringe Festival and had to see it again. The performance of the 5 lads was just as impressive as I remembered it last year. A must see for anyone visiting the Fringe!

 

 

Before we were due at the Pleasance Dome for this performance we decided to have a wander around the courtyards where you can find all the eateries and watering holes. I very quickly spotted the Hendriks gin tent which looked rather inviting so we decided to have a pre-theatre drink of gin and tonic. We are on holiday after all! In true Ed Fest spirit 9 excuse the pun) , this turned out to be something quite different as soon after sitting down to sip our Hendriks , we were invited to the “Hendriks Laboratory” by a couple of chaps clearly there to lure in unsuspecting punters. Bemused we decided to follow them for what was hailed as “ a life changing experience” All very tongue in cheek of course. On entering the so-called laboratory, we were faced with wooden boxes each containing 3 cucumbers which in turn were wired to a laptop. On each box was also a headset with earphones. All very bizarre! Eight of us were huddled on bar-stools , all facing our own box with the said cucumbers. Then followed a demonstration of how to “play “the cucumbers by “rubbing “ them. Being wired to the laptop, each box was designed to make a specific sound .We were then given 1 minute to make sweet music together! Only at the Fringe! Our very own symphony will be emailed to us so watch this space for the end product.

All in all a blistering start at the Fringe.

M Bicknell

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Blog 2017 Thespis

All Quiet on the Western Front 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

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Battle of the Somme.

 

I had seen this play at last year’s Fringe Festival and had to see it again. The performance of the 5 lads was just as impressive as I remembered it last year. A must see for anyone visiting the Fringe! Brilliant Must See !.

Incognito first burst onto the Fringe back in 2014  with their sell out  show “Government Inspector”.

This year is the century year of the Battle of the Somme, Incognito theatre revives Erich Maria Remarque’s classic tale that exposes the mental and physical strain of trench warfare. Adapting the story in their trademark physical style, Incognito harnesses the tragic energy of Remarque’s novel and creates a stunningly poetic , poignant and expressionistic theatrical experience in order to tell the breaking story of the German soldiers who fought on the Western Front during the Great War.The production consists of an ensemble of 5 boys who all give a superb performance that reduces you to tears. The choreography of the play is just outstanding and well rehearsed resulting in a smooth performance  that allows the audience to immerse in the emotions of the story.

An incredibly physical performance and easily one of the best shows at the Ed Fringe this year!!

 

Directed by Robert Zuric

ENSEMBLE

Stanislaus Katczinsky / Kemmerich—-Angus Doughty

Freidrich Muller —- George John

Paul Baumer—-Charlie MacVicar

Ernst Tjaden—-Alex Maxwell

Albert Kropp / Himmerelstoss —-Joe Taylor

Follow the Incognito on Facebook and twitter ( @incognito107)

 

Thespis Rating 5/5

M Bicknell

Pleasance Dome  – King Dome  1 hour   Suitability:    Group: Incognito Theatre with the Pleasance 2nd Aug 2017 – 15th Aug 2017  2pm   Suitable 12 and above.

All Quiet on the Western Front 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

Build LAMDA’s future. Act Now

 

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 LAMDA’s New Sainsbury Theatre

Build LAMDA’s future. Act Now! Campaign.

 

Dear Margaret

LAMDA’s Sainsbury Theatre will be opening shortly. We are incredibly grateful for the support you have given our Act Now! campaign to build LAMDA’s future.

Pictured above: Jim Broadbent

Our upcoming summer season opens on Tuesday 30 May and will be first time we can stage student productions across three venues at the Academy – with shows in The Sainsbury Theatre, The Carne Studio Theatre and The LAMDA Linbury Studio. Details of these productions and how to book will be with you shortly.

Finally, I have attached an image of our beautiful Sainsbury Theatre seating (still under the wrapping!) and you can see more photos of the redevelopment and how far we have come on our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages. This would not have been possible without your support – thank you.

With very best wishes
Lucy
Lucy McNally
Development Manager (Individual Giving)

 

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art)
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London W14 9DA

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LAMDA Friends and Angels Memberships

Your support is vital to LAMDA. We have under £50,000 to raise to complete the Act Now! campaign and open the doors on our new theatres and training facilities. To make a donation visit LAMDA – Make It Happen.

NODA Award for Betty Blue Eyes.

Ellesmere MTC

NODA Award for  Betty Blue Eyes.

David Streeter. NODA NE: Rated Betty Blue Eyes as the best overall show that he had seen in the past year. Award presented at the NODA NE conference in Bridlington.

“To Margaret,

Thank you for supplying us with such fantastic costumes once again.

We won the NODA President’s award for “best production” and attention to detail was one of the reasons mentioned-so thank you for your help with that!

We look forward to dealing with you again next year.”

Carol Wibberley

Thespis supplied all costumes and shoes for this show.

NODA REVIEW:  NODA Award for Betty Blue Eyes.

Review

Author: Mary Titterton

A South Yorkshire premiere! From principals to ensemble the post war era was depicted with first class costumes and shoes etc., hair styles were amazing – the Society held a workshop to help with the 1947 styles – well worth it!. Props also were very good – to source and obtain items of the period like the pram and bicycle made such a difference. The set worked really well – congratulations to Hansel D’Roza for his design and the stage crew for their efficient changes. Good lighting by TD Lighting and sound  by Paul Minott helped to complete the picture.  The direction by Jeremy Tustin assisted by Leah Rhodes-Burch, Jane Blythe and Amber Parry made you believe that you were actually part of the postwar era. The 8 piece band under Gavin Usher’s direction was excellent.

Now to the cast. Matthew Walker (Gilbert Chilvers) and Keeley Kilby (Joyce Chilvers) worked extremely well together and their solos and duets were certainly showstoppers. Helen Kempton as usual gave a first class performance – her comic timing was exceptional, as Mother Dear. The trio ‘Pig, No Pig’ with Joyce, Mother Dear, and Gilbert was certainly a marathon. David Jefferson, Neil Kirkman and Ray Hawkins (Dr. James Swaby, Henry Allardyce and Francis Lockwood respectively) made a great trio of Councillors portraying their individual characters in style. Last but not least I must mention ‘Betty Blue Eyes’ and Francesca  Bray (Puppeteer) – well done, there must have been hours of practice. The ensemble all had named parts and they certainly made the most of it with individual characterisation

A delightful piece – the Company gave the audience an evening of pure delight taking us away from the troubled days of the week (the Westminster Bridge incident).

Betty Blue Eyes

Ellesmere MTC 

Ellesmere MTC production of Addams Family Costumes By Thespis

NODA Insurance.