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

 

 

 

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.

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

Chicago Costumes – Chicago Schools Edition Costume Hire

ALL NEW COSTUME SET COMING APRIL 2019

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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

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

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.

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.

Eastern Daily Press

EDP Review

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Jane Eyre Norwich Playhouse

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.”

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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

 

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

All Quiet on the Western Front 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

All Quiet on the Western Front 2017 Edinburgh Fringe  T T T T T +

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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

Rock of Ages Costume Launch

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Rock of Ages Costumes Are Here!

Following a successful Rock of Ages Costume Launch by the Airdrie and Coatbridge Amateur Operatic Society, the production photos are now available for viewing on our website.

Rock of Ages is built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock bands.

 

 

“Rock of Ages Costume Hire – American romantic comedy with 80`s – themed hilarious musical !”

“Special Launch Offer”  

” Saving ££££ “

 For this complete show booked before 31st July 2017.

See main show page for terms.

During the performance, the performers frequently break the “fourth wall“, directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a musical.

Show trivia: Despite the musical’s title, the Def Leppard song of the same name is not included in the musical.

 

 

 

 

Betty Blue Eyes

 

M Bicknell

Another big launch from the Thespis Studio for the 2017  Season………………

“The King and I ”  Costume Set

The King and I

 

School of Rock News

School of Rock to hold open auditions

 

Auditions

Toby Lee, David Flynn and Selma Hansen in School Of Rock at the New London Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton
by Giverny Masso – Mar 8, 2017

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock is to hold open auditions to find its next cast of child performers.
The West End musical, which opened in November 2016, is seeking children aged eight to 12 to appear in the production.
Applicants must be under 5ft tall and are invited to submit a video playing an instrument of choice or singing a short pop or rock song.
Open auditions will take place on eight dates between March and November in locations across the country, the first being on March 25 in Cardiff.
Parents can register interest for their child at www.schoolofrockthemusical.co.uk/opencall.

 

M Bicknell

Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA

Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA. The last big push to the finish line for LAMDA`s Future.


As a proud LAMDA graduate and Patron of the Act Now! campaign, I wanted to be in touch to ask for your help.

LAMDA is a vital artistic resource that nourishes the global performing arts industry, contributes to our economy and enriches our cultural life. Together, over the last three years we have raised 98% of the £28.2m needed to build the Academy’s new theatres and training spaces and secure the future of the school.

Thanks to you we are almost there… But we still need your help to get across the finish line and open the doors on LAMDA’s future.

The Challenge

Your support is now more crucial than ever. We have under £500,000 left to raise for the new facilities. To help us do this, we have been set a challenge by one of our generous supporters.

They will now match every £2 you donate to LAMDA and its students with an additional £1.

This is an incredible opportunity to support the next generation of dramatic artists and technicians. I hope you will join me and Act Now! by making a donation to the campaign.

Best wishes,

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

Act Now! Patron and LAMDA Graduate, Class of 2000

 

To discuss how you can get involved and support LAMDA’s new facilities, contact us on actnow@lamda.org.uk or call 020 8834 0510.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT WILL DO

We are very grateful to everyone who has already given a gift to support this campaign. The redevelopment will give LAMDA 50% more teaching space, including state of the art screen and audio facilities, The Sackler Library and two new performance venues – The Sainsbury Theatre and The Carne Studio Theatre – for students, staff, graduates and the community. These new facilities will ensure LAMDA continues to train the very best actors, directors, stage managers and technicians, and maintains its world-leading contribution to the performing arts.

Explore our new home to learn more about how LAMDA’s facilities will transform our training and student life.

See more at LAMDA

Reproduced from :LAMDA News March 2017. Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA

Thespis seizes this incredible opportunity to support the next generation of dramatic artists and technicians. Thespis is fully behind the “Act now campaign”.

 

M Bicknell / C Blake

Rock of Ages Costumes Sneak Preview

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Rock of Ages Costumes Sneak Preview

Rock of Ages Costumes Sneak Preview. We have been working on this costume set for a few months now and it is coming together. We are delivering our launch costume set to the Airdrie and Coatbridge Amateur Operatic Society at the beginning of March so cannot reveal too much as we do not want to spoil it for their audiences.

Production photos will be available from end of March 2017 on-wards. Please feel free to contact us if you require more info.

The costume set is available for hire from 25th March 2017.

 

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Rock of ages costume hire

ROCK OF AGES – A TASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME

 

“Rock of Ages Costume Hire – American romantic comedy with 80`s – themed hilarious musical !”

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Rock of Ages Sneak Preview

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