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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”

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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

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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.


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School of Rock News

School of Rock to hold open 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


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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 or call 020 8834 0510.


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”.


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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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Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde Costume Hire

Jekyll and Hyde

Good Luck to the Newcastle Operatic Society with their production of  Jekyll and Hyde!


Jekyll And Hyde will be presented at The Rep Theatre Stoke-On-Trent October 31st-5th November 2016.


Director : James Freeman

Musical Director:  Allison Fisher

Choreographer: Sarah Capewell


Shaken by his father’s mental illness, Dr. Jekyll invents a chemical, HJ7, that he believes can cure people afflicted with debilitating mental illness. He struggles to convince the Board of Governors at the mental hospital to allow him to test the chemical on patients, even though he is set to marry the Chairman’s daughter, Emma. As he and his friend Utterson celebrate his bachelor party at a local club called the Red Rat, Jekyll witnesses an abusive relationship between Spider and Lucy, before retiring to his home and injecting himself with HJ7. Jekyll transforms into Hyde, and proceeds to explore London as his new alter-ego, attacking Lucy before starting a relationship with her, killing the Bishop, Lord Glossop, Archibald, Lady Beaconsfield and Lord Savage. He eventually kills Lucy. At his wedding to Emma, Jekyll and Hyde oscillate between personalities, and in a moment of clarity, Jekyll kills himself by throwing himself on Utterson’s sword.

Including songs “This Is The Moment” “Someone Like You” and “ In His Eyes”


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