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Mother Goose

Theatre Costume
2014 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Costume designed by Lotte Collett for Mother Goose (Jamaican Flag) in the pantomime Mother Goose, Hackney Empire, London, 2014.

Writer and director Susie McKenna’s Hackney Empire pantomimes reference popular culture and celebrate the theatre’s local community. This Jamaican flag inspired costume designed by Lotte Collett reflects Hackney’s status as one of London’s most diverse boroughs and was worn underneath Mother Goose's Nursery Rhyme dress to enable a comedic quick change onstage.


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Brief Description
Costume designed by Lotte Collett for Mother Goose (Jamaican Flag) in the pantomime Mother Goose, Hackney Empire, London, 2014
Gallery Label
Writer and director Susie McKenna’s pantomimes at the Hackney Empire often reference popular culture. As well as featuring the pop band Little Mix and cartoon character Dora the Explorer, Mother Goose also saw performer Clive Rowe appear as the Dame in a costume inspired by Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt. Earlier that year, Bolt had visited the UK to take part in the Commonwealth Games.(28/11/2016)
Credit line
Given by Lotte Collett and Susie McKenna on behalf of Hackney Empire
Object history
The Jamaican Flag costume is designed to be worn under the Nursery Rhyme costume (S.594-2016). The turban with attached ringlets and hoop earrings is worn beneath the mob cap (S.594:2-2016) and is Velcro-ed to it in performance.
Summary
Costume designed by Lotte Collett for Mother Goose (Jamaican Flag) in the pantomime Mother Goose, Hackney Empire, London, 2014.



Writer and director Susie McKenna’s Hackney Empire pantomimes reference popular culture and celebrate the theatre’s local community. This Jamaican flag inspired costume designed by Lotte Collett reflects Hackney’s status as one of London’s most diverse boroughs and was worn underneath Mother Goose's Nursery Rhyme dress to enable a comedic quick change onstage.
Associated Object
S.594-2016 (Ensemble)
Collection
Accession Number
S.595:1 to 4-2016

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record createdAugust 30, 2016
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