But it wasn’t all peasants, and the dreaded cardboard boxes of rags: I also got to choose, and later make, principal costumes. Much more fun! [Making forty fairly-period-accurate caps to cover those granny perms, on the night before a show is no fun at all]
Sometimes I made the whole outfit, sometimes we hired bits and bobs from the RSC or BBC costume hire departments. These often had famous names stitched inside, which always gave me a fangirl thrill.
I even snagged a few commissions from the cast:
I enjoyed that trip down memory lane- hope you did too. Any of you done any costume work for stroppy amateurs?