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Costume design
  • Costume design
    Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001
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Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (painted)

  • Date:

    1979 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001 (costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil,watercolour, ink inscriptions on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anthony Holland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display in the Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Dundee

Physical description

First Costume design for Angus Lennie as an Ugly Sister in "Cinderella". The design depicts a full length male figure with left arm raised. The figure wears an elaborate pantomime costume that imitates a bag of the popular confectionary sweet known as "Jelly Tots". The costume consists of a yellow pleated dress which gathers in a large ruffle at the neck. On the dress, below the breast and ending at the knee is a decorative panel which takes the form of an enlarged version of the graphics and artwork from the cover of a "Jelly Tots" bag or box ("Jelly Tots" logo in orange, red blue, and green; and the face of a smiling male child on a white background). The figure wears orange gloves and a pair of orange shoes which have a decorative pom pom in the style of a "Jelly Tot". The outfit is completed by a large white hat which is covered in variously coloured pom poms, also in the style of a "Jelly Tot". The figure wears an orange wig, and a large pair of white glasses with green lenses. Annotated by artist.

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (painted)


1979 (painted)


Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001 (costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil,watercolour, ink inscriptions on paper

Marks and inscriptions

' King's Theatre, Edinburgh 1979 '
Textual information; Upper right hand corner; handwriting; pencil

' Anthony Holland '
Signature; Lower right hand corner; handwriting; ink

' Cinderella Angus Lennie / - First Costume '
Textual information; Upper left to right hand corners; handwriting; ink


Height: 367 mm sheet size, Width: 270 mm Sheet size

Object history note

This costume design by Anthony Holland is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996. The design was executed for a production of the pantomime "Cinderella" at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, December 7th, 1979. The production was directed by Bruce McClure, and the settings and costumes were designed by Berkeley Sutcliffe. Anthony Holland designed the costumes for the Ugly Sisters.

Historical significance: An example of late 20th century costume design for a pantomime dame by an artist who worked extensively in this specialised area.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Anthony Holland for Angus Lennie as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, 1979


Paper; Gouache; Ink; Pencil


Drawing (image-making); Painting

Subjects depicted

Drag; Costume design; Pantomime



Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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