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Costume at the National TheatreFeaturing costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits produced by the theatre's costume department. Working on everything from muddy uniforms to giant caterpillars, the costume department sources, creates, alters, repairs, organises and maintains costumes for over 20 new productions each year. The team of 46 also has to consider practicalities like how to fit an actor in a corset in under 60 seconds. As curator Aoife Monks says, "Costume is one of the first things we see on stage", this exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the skill, thought and dedicated that goes into the garments that take centre stage.

 

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Costume at the National Theatre  Fabric testing for costumes for Antony and Cleopatra © Atri Banerjee  

   
Costume at the National Theatre - Fabric testing for costumes for Antony and Cleopatra © Atri Banerjee

Costume at the National Theatre Fabric testing for costumes for Antony and Cleopatra © Atri Banerjee 


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