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Costume design

Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1986 (Painted, drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen & ink, and watercolour, on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for John Morgan as the Young Man. The design depicts a three quarter length male figure wearing a green coat, scarf, hat, and shoulder bag. Unsigned by the artist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1986 (Painted, drawn)


Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen & ink, and watercolour, on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

' The Protagonist - Kurt Weill - The Young Man - Bloomsbury Theatre '
Textual information; Vertically along the left hand side; handwriting; ink; Brotherston, Lez


Height: 302 mm, Width: 250 mm

Object history note

This costume design by Lez Brotherston is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 2002. The design was executed for the British premiere of Kurt Weill & Georg Kaiser's opera "The Protagonist" performed by Abbey Opera at the Bloomsbury Theatre, March 12th 1986. The production was directed by John Eaton, the text was translated by Lionel Salter, and the conductor was Antony Shelley. The production was performed as part of a double bill with Weill's "The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken", and was presented as part of the 1986 Camden Festival.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Lez Brotherston for John Morgan as the Young Man in the opera "The Protagonist", Abbey Opera, Bloomsbury Theatre, March 12th 1986.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Pencil; Ink; Paper; Watercolour


Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Opera (discipline)


Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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