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Costume design

Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1971 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tingey, Cynthia (costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and gouache on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cynthia Tingey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design for one of the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella, showing a full length female figure wearing a knee length dress with exaggerated pointed shoulders, the body in maroon decorated all over with a pattern of variously coloured flowers, the full sleeves of dark purple, the low cut bodice filled in with pink pleating to a high neck, the scalloped hem and yoke edged in orange and decorated with orange bells or tassels, over wide, flared trousers of layers of wide purple fringing, the fringe edged in blue. She carries a pink feather duster and wears her hair tied up with blue ribbon. The background is painted in grey-brown gouache. The design is signed and dated and inscribed on the reverse with the name of the actor.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)


1971 (painted)


Tingey, Cynthia (costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Cynthia Tingey -'71'
Signature; Lower left hand corner; Handwriting; Ink

'Terry Scott'
Textual information; Reverse; Handwriting; Ballpoint pen


Height: 374 mm, Width: 276 mm

Object history note

This is one of a collection of designs for pantomime and cabaret, given to the Theatre Museum by the designer, Cynthia Tingey, who created the costumes for 15 of the annual London Palladium pantomimes. This design was made for the pantomime, Cinderella, at the London Palladium, 21 December 1971. The production was directed by Albert J. Knight. Terry Scott played one of the Ugly Sisters, here called Teresa Hardup.

Historical significance: An example of pantomime costume design of the second half of the 20th century and of the work of a designer who specialised in pantomime and variety design. It is also an example of a design for a pantomime dame.

Descriptive line

Design by Cynthia Tingey for an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, London Palladium, 1971


Ink; Gouache; Paper


Painting; Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Costume; Drag; Pantomime


Entertainment & Leisure; Pantomime; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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