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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

Costume Hire Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Norwich Playhouse

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
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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.!!


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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


CATS Costume Hire 2017

Cats Costume Hire,Thespis,M Bicknell,

CATS Costume Hire 2017

CATS – Adult licences now available for 2017!

Since Cats first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals.

With a plot based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats – originally directed by Trevor Nunn and with musical staging by Gillian Lynne – has since been presented in over 20 countries and in about 250 cities, including such diverse destinations as Buenos Aires, Seoul, Helsinki and Singapore.

An all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular, the show has also been translated into 10 languages and has not only been presented in theatres, but also in tents in Japan and Korea, an engine shed in Switzerland, and school gymnasiums across the USA.

The licence for this show is now, at this moment in time, also available to ADULT amateur groups in the UK and Eire in 2017!

We are seeking interested groups who are willing to commit to design a set of costumes for CATS. If interested please contact us via our website. The licences are currently only being issued for 2017 so we need to move fast for delivery of costumes in the autumn.

You can be sure when hiring from Thespis Theatrical Costumiers , you will look truly amazing in any of  our costumes.


CATS Costume Hire 2017

LARP Costume Hire

LARP Costume Hire

LARP or “Live Action Role-Playing Game”

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It is often dismissed as “geeks playing with latex swords” but those that are involved in LARP describe it as a form of interactive storytelling or free-form amateur dramatics.

LARP is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their character’s actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character.

The first LARPs were run in late 1970s in the United States and focused on fantasy battles, inspired by table top role playing games and genre fiction. The activity spread internationally during the 1980s and has diversified into a wide variety of style.

Events are put on for the benefit of the players who take on the roles called “player characters” that the players may have created themselves or given by the gamemasters   The gamemasters determine the rules and setting of a LARP and may also influence an event and act as referees while it is taking place.

LARP events can have any genre although many use themes and settings derived from genre fiction such as Lord of the Rings or the World of Darkness. Fantasy is probably LARP’s most common genre and the one used for the largest events which can have thousands of participants ( A battle with 2000 participants at Bicolline in Quebec in 2005).

Needless to say that costumes and attire play an enormous significance in the creation of the character and the subsequent play .



We have at Thespis a selection of Medieval and Roman costumes which can be hired for an event if you do not want to buy all the gear or you are just “trying out” the activity. Our Roman costumes consist of a full metal Lorica Segmentata  with a Centurion helmet, reproduction roman sandals ( metal studded!) , leather bracers and leather apron belt with brass fittings. Please see our main website for further photographs in the Phantom of the opera show section.

As a Denix replica weapons supplier we  have a good selection of reproduction weapons such as Napoleonic muskets,Flintlock pistols, right up to modern replica weapons such as the M16,Lee Enfield rifles and pistols for sale or hire. Restriction may apply and details will be appearing on the FAQ`s pages.

New pages for the Thespis Armoury Shop and hire will be appearing shortly.

LARP Costume Hire at Thespis Theatrical Costumiers Ltd

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