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Advent Calendar

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Costume design by Motley. Photo by Angus McBean

Ursula and Margaret dress Hero in her corset on the morning of her wedding. One of the stunning images taken by photographer Angus McBean and included in Shakespeare by McBean.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

David Threlfall on Don Quixote armour
Design by Robert Innes Hopkins. Photo by Manuel Harlan

David Threlfall talks about the armour he wears for his Don Quixote costume.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Janet Suzman as Katherina in our 1967 production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Design by Christopher Morley. Photo by Reg Wilson.

Janet Suzman as Katherina in our 1967 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with a new production in March 2019.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Paapa Essiedu's suit in Hamlet
Design by Paul Wills. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

The expert painters and dyers in our Costume Effects department transformed a white suit into this artwork, worn by Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Petruchio Costume Design sketch for Shrew
Design by Hannah Clark.

Costume design for Petruchia in the 2019 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Director Justin Audibert turn Shakespeare's comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

David Troughton on Merry Wives
Photo by Manuel Harlan.

David Troughton talks about wearing a fatsuit and his costumes in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Design by Niki Turner. Production photo by Helen Maybanks.

The striking costumes for the Myrmidons in Troilus and Cressida were made in Stratford-upon-Avon. The helmets were created in our Hats and Jewellery department.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Jacob Marley and Scrooge seated on a 4-poster bed  
Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis. Production photo by Manuel Harlan.

Marley and Scrooges's costumes for A Christmas Carol were made in our Men's Costume workroom in Stratford-upon-Avon. Marley's costume then needed to be broken down to show his ghostly decay, by our Costume Effects department.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

Actor Beth Cordingly in an ornate corseted costume with leggings and a high collar next to a drawing of her costume

 
Design by Lez Brotherston. Production photo by Manuel Harlan.

Beth Cordingly as Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, alongside the original design for her modern, Elizabethan-inspired costume.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Design by Colin Richmond. Production photos by Helen Maybanks.

Some of the stunning hats that graced the Swan Theatre stage this year in The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich in the Swan Theatre, made in our Stratford-upon-Avon workshops.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Costume design by Peter Brook, production photo by Angus McBean.

The costume design for Duke Vincentio in our 1950 Measure For Measure, and Harry Andrews wearing the final costume onstage.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Design by Soutra Gilmour. Production photo by Simon Annand.

The beautiful black and gold dress and ornate golden belt worn by Imogen Slaughter as Lucia in Timon of Athens, made in our Stratford-upon-Avon Costume Workshop.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis. Photo by Manuel Harlan

David Threlfall talks about the armour he wears for his Don Quixote costume.

Stitch In Time Advent Calendar


Every day through Advent we feature a different element of costume, as part of our Stitch In Time campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop.

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Design by Ashley Martin-Davies. Photo by Reg Wilson.

David Tennant played Touchstone in our 1996 production of As You Like It. This was one of two costumes in different colour palettes, made in our Stratford-upon-Avon workshops. A riotous, exhilarating new version of Shakespeare's comedy opens in 2019.


Happy Christmas from everyone at the RSC!