“The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is and serves the story.” Colleen Atwood
Would you like to spend the week learning the craft of costume?
Are you interested in how to make original costumes for your productions?
Would you like to explore the world of costume recycling and upcycling?
Then we have a course for you that’s made to measure.
This practical course will provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in wardrobe to develop their skills in creating show stopping costumes. From concept, to design, to creation – our expert tutor will guide you every step of the way.
During the week you will:
- explore the relationship between character and costume.
- learn simple but effective ways to upcycle existing costume into what is needed for a production.
- develop vital knowledge of techniques needed to make costumes from scratch.
This course is for anyone interested in costume regardless of experience.
Tutor – Stewart Charlesworth
Tutor: Stewart Charlesworth
Musicals include Mel Brooks The shopsgate Institute), Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre), Carousel (Arcola Theatre), Me and the Girls (Bury St Edmunds and Tour), Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse), Title of Show and Musical of Musicals the Musical (Above the Stag), Legally Blonde (Stratford Circus), Seussical the Musical (Pleasance London) and Calamity Jane (Bridewell Theatre).
Plays include Yes Prime Minister (Theatre Clwyd), Cissie and Ada; A Hysterical Rectomy (UK Tour), Macbeth (UAE Tour), Dr Faustus (E15) By The Bog of Cats (BGAC), Our Mutual Friend (Tower Theatre), and Goodbye Norma Jeanne (Above the Stag)
Dance includes Tribute for Acosta Danza and Carlos Acosta and Pure Dance:Ave Maria for Natalia Osipova for Sadlers Wells/New York City Centre.
Opera includes Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Fiagro (Hampstead Garden Opera), Nabucco and Lucia Di Lammaour (Dorset Opera).
Stewart regularly designs for several established drama and with previous productions including All Shook Up, City of Angels, Lucky Stiff and My Fair Lady.