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Globe Summer Tour

This work comprises costumes for two different productions – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest – made for the 2020 Globe Summer Tour. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this production was unfortunately postponed but I am hopeful it may once again run in 2021/22

For A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I created Tom Snout’s ‘Wall’ costume which was made out of a heavy grey canvas fabric and covered in torn rectangular cotton appliqued bricks. The Wall costume has three separate components: An under-section made up of a grey shirt with kimono style sleeves that can be held up to give the impression of the wall; a top tabard with popper fastenings that attach to the shoulders; and a final tearaway section at the feet so that Pyramus and Thisbee are able to glance through the ‘chink’ (in this case, the artist’s legs) during the performance.

For The Tempest, much of the work involved breaking down knitwear and adding in extra elements of yarn and leather to create a worn and tattered ‘self-made’ look for the characters of Prospero, Ariel and Caliban. This was far trickier than I was expecting because I needed to make sure that while the costumes looked like they were falling apart, they would actually be robust and last for the length of the tour. This was a great project for pushing me out of my comfort zone and testing my skills as a breakdown artist.
This project was supervised by Becky Gunstone.