National Theatre Costume Archive
Honey in Year 12 writes:
On Wednesday the 19 and Thursday the 20 July, the main school and Sixth form musical “Guys and Dolls” will be performed, and it is looking to be a brilliant production full of fun and wonderful performances.
On Monday (3 July), the costume team were lucky enough to accompany Ms Silver and Ms Cohen in visiting the National Theatre costume archive and hire department, based in Oval in South London. We were looking for some authentic pieces of costumes which will make the production a visual masterpiece. We were able to spend the afternoon sifting through the amazing costumes available and picking out things suitable for the various roles, such as Salvation Army hats and colourful suits straight out of the style of the 1930’s. The experience was very successful in helping us to source exactly the right pieces, as well as being a really fun afternoon as we trawled down the aisles of beautifully arranged fabrics and costumes of all genres and eras, from Peter Pan to a giant sequined alien.
A highlight of the trip for all of us was seeing a couple carefully picking out and showing off their 19th century costumes for their ‘Pride and Prejudice’ themed wedding.
Overall we had a great time, and are excited to display the costumes we have put together for the production.