Golden Globe Winning Graduate from the University of Kent

I once did a role which I couldn’t rehearse in my street clothes, I had to have the character’s costume on before I could rehearse it. I just couldn’t think as the character… Continue reading

McKellen’s Bowler Hat

I headed out to have a breather at the stage door, dressed in my tramp costume. I had my bowler hat between my feet and there were passers-by, and one of them turned… Continue reading

Company for the Mad Hatter: The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is one of those miraculous artistic nests that accommodates for the birth, development, transformation and ultimate flourishing of pieces of spellbinding genius. Rather like a chrysalis, the building itself… Continue reading

Wake up to your costume

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous. Mary… Continue reading

Kissing the Canvas: The Fight Between Costume and Fashion

Costume is expression. Fashion is expression. Many people have their set ideas about the two. When it comes to costume, focus is on the character and you must dress the person accordingly, with… Continue reading