Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Boeing Boeing

A shot of Gretchen talking to Berthe, the maid. I think the trim around the pockets really sets the uniform off. Photo courtesy of Nightshadows Photography

Gretchen explaining the planets - "Und the Nebulae..."

Monday, 14 July 2014

Costume Update

Here are a couple of shots of two of the stewardesses in their uniforms. Gretchen is in yellow and Gabriella in green. I didn't notice until after I took the photos that Gretchen had her skirt skewed. She had the zip at the side instead of at the back. There is no front seam! And this was taken before we decided to put the navy trim around the pockets.

Gabriella salutes you!

A salute from Gretchen

Friday, 11 July 2014

Set in Progress

This is the set building in progress; Producer Nick Stull and Stage Manager Jon Scheer discussing the logistics of seven doors!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Boeing Boeing Costumes

Here is a publicity photo of my girls from the show, along with their handsome leading man!

From left to right, Gretchen, Bernard, Gloria, and Gabriella (Character names)

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


I realize I haven't posted in quite some time, so I thought I'd let you all know why! I'm currently involved with one of our local theatres, Langham Court. I'm the costume designer for Boeing Boeing, a mid 60s farce about a young American man living in Paris. He is engaged to three stewardesses, all of whom work for different airlines. So far, Bernard has managed to keep them all separate, but with the advent of a faster airplane, all his careful calculations go out the window, resulting in a hilarious Laugh In style interaction with doors.

Anyway, we've got most of the uniforms done, the men outfitted and two weeks to go till the costume parade, where the Director sees the costumes onstage and under lights, so we can see how they (hopefully) work. Below is a rendition of how the uniforms will look, with a little creative colour change! Actual photos will be posted after the run starts at the end of July.