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Costume worn by Kerry Ellis as Elphaba in Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, 2006

  • Object:

    Theatre costume

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hilferty, Susan, born 1953 (designers)
    Eric Winterling Inc.
    Ellis, Kerry (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sewn, beaded and painted mixed fabrics including lace, lurex, net, velvet, satin, cotton, cotton braid, chenille, chiffon and organza

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wicked London Productions Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    S.502:1 to 2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 105, case 9, shelf 14 []

Costume worn by Kerry Ellis as Elphaba in the musical Wicked, designed by Susan Hilferty and made by Eric Winterling Inc. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative adult perspective on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and Frank Baum's original 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Kerry Ellis was the standby for Idina Menzel when Wicked opened in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006. Menzel had starred as Elphaba in the original Broadway production (opening at the Gershwin Theatre on 30 October 2003), and played the role when the production first transferred to London. Ellis took over as Elphaba in January 2007.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

2006 (made)

Artist/maker

Hilferty, Susan, born 1953 (designers)
Eric Winterling Inc.
Ellis, Kerry (made)

Materials and Techniques

Sewn, beaded and painted mixed fabrics including lace, lurex, net, velvet, satin, cotton, cotton braid, chenille, chiffon and organza

Object history note

This costume was made for and worn by Kerry Ellis who was the standby for Idina Menzel when the production opened in London on 27th September 2006. Idina Menzel had starred as Elphaba in New York and when the production transferred to London Kerry Ellis, the first British actress to play Elphaba, took over the role in January 2007.

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Kerry Ellis as Elphaba in Wicked, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. Worn by her in the London production from January 2007 onwards, after the transfer from New York, Apollo Victoria Theatre, 28th September 2006. Mixed fabrics, designed by Susan Hilferty, 2003. Made by Eric Winterling Inc.

Materials

Lace; Lurex; Net (textile); Velvet; Satin; Cotton (textile); Braid; Chenille; Chiffon; Organza

Techniques

Sewing; Beading (process); Painting

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Theatre costume

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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