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Mother Goose

  • Object:

    Theatre costume

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2014 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collett, Lotte (designers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lotte Collett and Susie McKenna on behalf of Hackney Empire

  • Museum number:

    S.594:1 to 4-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 105, case 10 []

Costume designed by Lotte Collett for Mother Goose (Nursery Rhyme Dress) in the pantomime Mother Goose, Hackney Empire, London, 2014.

The Hackney Empire in London is well known for its annual Christmas pantomime. Actor Clive Rowe has appeared as the pantomime Dame ten times at the venue since 1998. This costume for Rowe as Mother Goose takes its inspiration from nursery rhymes. It features scenes from ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘Three Blind Mice’ and ‘The Cow that Jumped over the Moon’.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2014 (made)

Artist/maker

Collett, Lotte (designers)

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 62 cm, Depth: 30 cm

Object history note

The Nursery Rhyme costume is designed to be worn over a second costume, the Jamaican flag costume (S.595-2016). The Jamaican flag costume includes a turban with attached ringlets and hoop earrings. The turban is worn under the mob cap and is Velcro-ed to it in performance.

Descriptive line

Costume designed by Lotte Collett for Mother Goose (Nursery Rhyme dress) in the pantomime Mother Goose, Hackney Empire, London, 2014

Labels and date

The Hackney Empire in London is well known for its annual Christmas pantomime. Actor Clive Rowe has appeared as the pantomime Dame ten times at the venue since 1998. This costume for Rowe as Mother Goose takes its inspiration from nursery rhymes. It features scenes from ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘Three Blind Mice’ and ‘The Cow that Jumped over the Moon’. [28/11/2016]

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Pantomime; Theatre costume

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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