Over 100 of our 1950’s clothing items went out to Milton Keynes Theatre for the Ambassadors production of Guys and Dolls. With a cast of 150, it was amazing to see so many of our vintage outfits on stage at any one time in the crowd scenes. From suits and dresses to overcoats and trilby’s, the costumes looked amazing against the superb stage set.
Another production of The Sound of Music saw 10 of our nun’s habits and 7 children’s sailor suits and play clothes, including the curtains and tie backs, head off to Tring for several performances of this popular show.
We were also delighted to have been able to provide specialist 1930’s style clothing for the most popular Agatha Christie play, ‘And Then There were None’ which is also the most read book after The Bible and The Koran. The director’s attention to detail on the period clothing, ensures that this will be a truly authentic looking production, with double breasted dinner suits and elegant ladies day and evening attire.
I am always amazed at the diverse use of our costumes and this month we have seen our costumes not only worn in a wide variety of shows and plays, but at the Goodwood revival, Woburn gardens display, an Edwardian dressage competition, a wedding on the island on Rutland Water, a barbers shop quintet and a palette and brushes used at a floral art competition. Not to mention four more nun’s habits that took part in a student’s final year film at a Buckinghamshire film school.
Coming up we have several more shows to look forward to; ‘Allo ‘Allo, Hi-De-Hi, The Gondoliers, Sherlock Holmes, Cabaret and further productions of The Sound of Music.
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This week we have been nominated as shop of the week by ‘Love Little Shops’ an on line directory for small rural shops in the Buckinghamshire area and this weekend, we are off to a masked ball as characters from the Mask of Zorro (Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones eat your heart out!).
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