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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Falk, Gabriella (costume designers)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume for Jesus worn by Paul Nicholas.
'Crown of thorns' of plastic covered wire, painted silver.




Falk, Gabriella (costume designers)


Height: 8 cm, Width: 25 cm, Depth: 28 cm

Object history note

This costume was worn by Paul Nicholas as Christ in the London premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Palace Theatre, 9th August 1972. The production was directed by Jim Sharman, the scenery was designed by Brian Thomson, and the costumes were designed by Gabriella Falk.

Descriptive line

Plastic covered wire 'crown of thorns' worn by Paul Nicholas as Christ in the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Palace Theatre, 1972.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Images of Show Business From the Theatre Museum
page 63
edited by James Fowler
Methuen, London, 1982
ISBN 0 413 39980 X (hardback)
ISBN 0 413 39990 7 (paperback)

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission



Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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