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Costume design - Hugh Durrant costume design
  • Hugh Durrant costume design
    Durrant, Hugh, born 1947
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Hugh Durrant costume design

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1992 (Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Durrant, Hugh, born 1947 (Costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil crayon on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hugh Durrant

  • Museum number:

    S.723-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Les Dawson as Ada the Cook in the Shipwreck scene. The design depicts a full length male figure wearing a pantomime dame costume. The costume consists of a ragged dress worn under a fish net which is tied around the waist by a rope. A fish, crab, and starfish are attached to the net. The figure also wears a pair of flippers on their feet, and a lobster on the head.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, drawn)

Date

1992 (Drawn)

Artist/maker

Durrant, Hugh, born 1947 (Costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil crayon on paper

Marks and inscriptions

' Durrant 1992 '
Signature; date; Lower right hand corner.; handwriting; pencil crayon; Durrant, Hugh

' ADA - SHIPWRECK '
Textual information; Lower right hand corner; handwriting; pencil crayon; Durrant, Hugh

Dimensions

Height: 420 mm, Width: 296 mm

Object history note

This costume design by Hugh Durrant is part of a group of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1994. The design was executed for a production of the pantomime "Dick Whittington" performed at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 19th December 1992. The show was directed by Roger Redfarn, and the lighting was designed by Jenny Cane. The cast included Les Dawson as Ada the Cook, and Michelle Dotrice as the Spirit of the Bells.

Historical significance: An excellent example of late 20th century costume design for pantomime, which is currently poorly represented in the Theatre Museum Collection.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Hugh Durrant for Les Dawson as Ada the Cook in the Shipwreck scene of "Dick Whittington", Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 1992.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Pencil crayon

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Cooks; Drag; Pantomime

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Pantomime; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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