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The Beggar's Opera

Costume Design
1963 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for Lockit in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963. Lockit was played by Tony Church.

Leslie Hurry designed the costumes for The Royal Shakespeare's Company's production of The Beggars' Opera by John Gay with the tunes newly arranged by Raymond Leppard which was directed by Peter Wood at the Aldwych Theatre opening on 16 July 1963. According to the Daily Mail (17 July 1963) Hurry's costumes caught 'Gay's bitter spirit perfectly'. The set was designed by Sean Kenny.


Object details

Category
Object type
TitleThe Beggar's Opera (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Ink and crayon on paper
Brief description
Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for Lockit in The Beggar's Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963. Lockit was played by Tony Church.
Physical description
Ink and crayon on paper costume desig by Leslie Hurry for Lockit in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963. Lockit is wearing a multi-coloured floor-length coat along with a distressed hat.
Dimensions
  • Height: 32cm
  • Width: 21cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Lockit (On front side in pencil)
  • Beggars Opera (On reverse side in pencil)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Caro Rathbone
Summary
Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for Lockit in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963. Lockit was played by Tony Church.

Leslie Hurry designed the costumes for The Royal Shakespeare's Company's production of The Beggars' Opera by John Gay with the tunes newly arranged by Raymond Leppard which was directed by Peter Wood at the Aldwych Theatre opening on 16 July 1963. According to the Daily Mail (17 July 1963) Hurry's costumes caught 'Gay's bitter spirit perfectly'. The set was designed by Sean Kenny.
Collection
Accession number
S.1972-2014

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Record createdAugust 27, 2014
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