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Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire


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.



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.  


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



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.”

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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


The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Good Luck to the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company in Suffolk with their spectacular Christmas Production!

Costumes for hire

The Snow Queen

A frozen Christmas Spectacular


Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

A magical story set in a winter wonderland, it’s a feast for the senses with vibrant music and dance on a spectacular new stage set. Journey with Kai, Gerda and a fantastical snow creature to the palace of The Snow Queen! Their epic adventure is full of surprises: meet the frost trolls, ice bandits and the warm-hearted villagers in a musical celebration of Christmas, love and friendship suitable for the whole family.

Fri 2 Dec 4pm,
Sat & Sun 3 & 4, 10 & 11 Dec 12pm & 4pm
Wed 7 Dec 7.30pm,
Fri 9 Dec 4pm & 7.30pm

Book early for best prices!

The Snow Queen


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Join the #1 Family in Musical Theatre


“They’re creepy and they’re kooky! Mysterious and ookey! They’re all together spooky— and now they’re rising up from the dead all over the place”.

This fun musical is back on licence.
Don’t miss out on the sensational #1 hit musical that brings Charles Addams macabre family to life!

ADDAMS FAMILY appeals to audiences and actors alike. Featuring an array of iconic roles for a diverse set of actors, including an expandable chorus to fit your needs, ADDAMS FAMILY is perfect for any theatre. Fall in love with the Addams clan all over again in this charming, hilarious and terrifically tuneful musical that will have audiences snapping for more!

If you haven’t visited the graveyard yet, what are you waiting for? Bring one of the world’s most famous families to your stage today!

Addams Family Costume Hire – Truly Bewitching !

“NODA” reviews say it all


The Addams Family costumes are all the rage in theatres across the UK. The black-clad family is putting the fun in dysfunctional as they take to the stage. Iconic characters, memorable musical numbers and a guest appearance by Thing; the musical comedy has a little something for everyone. Here at Thespis Theatrical Costumiers we offer hand crafted costume hire for this show across many centuries as this show in particular requires a great deal of time periods in the ancestors. The various costumes range from 1950’s flight attendant to 1920’s flapper dress, prehistoric days of cavemen and even a Titanic victim. They are all thoroughly represented with intricate detailing to each outfit.Matching shoes are also available to hire as the complete set.
Lack of  colours are not featured within the main Addams household although traditionally hints of purple or burgundy may be seen in Morticia costume, which detracts from their overall “basic black” motif and lessens the shock value of the Beineke family when they arrive in their bright colours.
We probably have one of the best and largest costume sets for this show available to hire anywhere.

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Addams Family Tour 2017

Addams Family Tour 2017   (NEWS)

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Addams Family Tour 2017

A new production of this musical comedy The Addams Family will tour the UK and Ireland in 2017


Directed by Matthew White, the show will open in Edinburgh on April 20, 2017, before touring to locations including Northampton, Southend, Birmingham, Truro, Cardiff and Dublin.

It is scheduled to finish at the Lowry in Salford on September 9, 2017, with further tour dates to be announced.

It has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show, based on the characters created by Charles Addams, previously enjoyed a run of nearly two years on Broadway starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. Casting for the forthcoming tour is yet to be announced.

The Addams Family original stories were adapted into two Hollywood films in the ’90s, The Addams Family and its sequel The Addams Family Values, which starred Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá and Christina Ricci.

Plot Summary. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family! Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. All the usual clan are present – Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley et al.

The show is being produced by United Theatrical, Aria Entertainment and Music and Lyrics, through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

For further information, please visit Twitter: @AddamsFamilyUK

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2012 You Tube Trailer


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