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  • Place of origin:


  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    B. J. Simmons & Co. (Costumier)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This waistcoat was part of the costume worn by Charles Wyndham when he appeared as the 18th century actor and theatre manager David Garrick in Tom Robertson's play David Garrick at the Criterion Theatre, London, opening on 13 November 1886.

Physical description

Costume for Charles Wyndham as David Garrick. 18th century style waistcoat.

Place of Origin





B. J. Simmons & Co. (Costumier)

Marks and inscriptions

B J Simmons & Co: Sir / Charles Wyndham
Label: Trade Label


Length: 69 cm Waistcoat, collar to hem, Width: 35 cm Waistcoat, width, Weight: 2.5 kg Packed weight of parts: s.1349, A and B

Object history note

The costume was given to the British Theatre Museum Association by Sir Bronson Albery and Miss Doris Langley Moore in April 1965.

Descriptive line

18th century style waistcoat worn by Charles Wyndham as David Garrick in the play David Garrick, Criterion Theatre, London, 1886

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Case 3, item 6
Theatre Peepshow : a dip into the Theatre Museum's collections, London : Theatre Museum, 1976


Entertainment & Leisure; Stage costumes


Theatre and Performance Collection

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