We recently helped to costume a production of Romeo and Juliet for Bourne End Academy in Bucks. This looks like a suitably sombre, atmospheric shot of the final scene to me. The 20s style is so elegant and instantly associated with parties (of the rich) and gangsters. Good choice for Romeo and Juliet – we also do a ‘Punk Elizabethan’ ..now there’s a thought!

Offbeat Theatre costumes for Romeo and Juliet

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These expressions say it all! Fabulous faces from the actors playing Bugsy Malone and Blousey Brown. Another fine photo from Victoria College, St Helier Jersey’s recent production.
Picture courtesy of TONY PIKE.

Bugsy Malone at Victoria College Jersey

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Beautiful Showgirls!

Barbara —  January 11, 2017 — Leave a comment

This fab pic is from the recent production of Bugsy Malone by the pupils of Victoria College, St Helier in Jersey. The girls are showing off some of our costumes in wonderful theatrical fashion. That set looks pretty fine as well.
Picture courtesy of TONY PIKE.

Bugsy Malone showgirls

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Some photos you never tire of. This is one of my favourites taken by Jim Rolt during a rehearsal by Conquest Youth Theatre for Darkness in the Night, one of Rob Hockley’s most popular plays. Performed all over the place, home and abroad, with success in One Act Competitions in the UK (Sodbury Players Youth Section – we still love you for that!), it just oozes daftness, darkness, Rob’s trademark witty, sharp humour and astute observations regarding teenage relationships. Four characters, an empty house, a cupboard, an egg whisk, many personal issues, romance, a few snacks … and the darkness of the underworld.

Darkness in the Night

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Showcasing THE DREAM MAKERS this week!
This is a glorious dream-based adventure in a ‘Dream Palace’ – a place where dreams are created and acted out for your benefit (or not) during sleep. Large cast (age 9-14 ish), music (create your own dream soundscapes), heaps of costumes and props if desired, optional messiness (we like messy stuff) and a plot to rival any mission that may (or may not) be possible. See more on the Dream Makers page!
The lovely pic shows a heated moment between members of the ‘Grounders’ (the ‘clean up’ team – told you it could be messy), and features the Conquest Youth Theatre in Bromyard.

The Dream Makers

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A Pyramid of Hoods…

Barbara —  January 3, 2017 — Leave a comment

Another fine Bugsy Malone photo – this time it’s St Clere’s School in Essex demonstrating how to create a precarious situation during a song and dance routine. Wish I’d seen this bit – would love to know what happened next!

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We’re busy sending boxes of costumes to Dublin for this production by Festival Productions at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, December 27th to January 3rd. They’ve promised more pics, but the publicity photoshoot looks fantastic! If you’re in Dublin after Christmas … you know where to go.
Photo (C)DavidDuff.com

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There are a few things I really like about this. Firstly, it’s a great set – a really great set. Secondly the lighting is atmospheric and makes the set look even better. Thirdly, it’s crazy and messy – as all final scenes of Bugsy should be! Love it – Alleyn’s Junior School in Dulwich getting it right!

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Moody gangster shot!

Barbara —  December 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

I absolutely love this wonderfully moody shot of a few Hoods from York Musical’s production of Bugsy Malone.
Treasured photos indeed! I have more than a few myself, but this is special.

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Knuckles gets it in the face!

Barbara —  December 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

Dangerous stuff this splurging business! Well timed photo courtesy of the RSA Academy in Tipton.
Seriously though, it might sting your eyes. So, bravely aimed Knuckles!

Well aimed Knuckles!

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