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John Brown

South Lakes

Contact: or 01524 782066


Wanted hire or purchase

August/September 2015

A Vicars Vollar
I live in the south lakes and I entertain friends and groups I am involved with purely on an amateur non profit basis. In October I have to do a sketch involving dressing up as a vicar. As a result I need either to hire or purchase a vicars collar, can any one help please? Contact by e-mail or phone :-

Posted 29/08/2015


Charlette Ball

Cheltenham in Gloucestershire




August 2015 onwards

'Get Involved' with Hair, Makeup & Wardrope Department

I would like to work or volunteer within a drama group, school or society.

I am a freelance hairdresser and I concentrate on event styling mainly. Most recently I was working at Cheltenham Park Hotel doing hair styling for their weddings and events. I am currently studying an extensive makeup course, in order to expand my training I am looking for more experience within events and theaters. I was wondering if you could help with this aspect by working with the hair, make-up and wardrobe department. I have done some work experience at the Welsh National Opera working with the wig department on a period production. I also worked on a short fashion film for barkers clothing doing the hair styling. After doing more styling for events and productions I found my love for Hair and Makeup styling in the theater, it would be my dream job.

My name is Charlette Ball. I'm 27 years old and I live in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. I am originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands. I qualified in hairdressing in 2010 in Cardiff, there I also competed further expert training.I am qualified in Indian Head Massage and also had some experience with sports massage. If you would like more information on packages I offer on Indian Head Massage please go to my website.

Charlette’s Hair Artistry and event styling is professional and affordable, with over 5 years experience. From race meets to weddings I can help you look your best for that special occasion.

Please look at my website for more information or alternatively any of my social media sites.



Touchwood Theatre Company / DJR School of Performing Arts

Plymouth, Devon

Contact: or 07958813540


Wanted to Hire

September / November 2015

Peter Pan (DJR) - Jack and the Beanstalk (Touchwood)
Need an Old English sheep Dog for Peter Pan early September and the Giants costume used at St Blazey last year for Late November for Jack and the Beanstalk

Posted 16/08/2015


Lewes Little Theatre

Lancaster Street, Lewes BN7 2PX


Wardrobe Sale

29th August 2015 10.30am - 1.00

Dressex, coats, suits, hats, jewellery and other accessories

Posted 05/08/2015


Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe Collection

Unit 25, Steventon Storage Depot, Hanney Road, Steventon OX13 6AP

Contact: 07704 283983 or


For Sale

Sat 26th September 10:00am to 4:00pm

Open Day
Refreshments and Costume sale rail

Posted 14/08/2015


Mossbourne Academy

Hackney, London

Contact: or 07969315138


Wanted - will buy if in budget or borrow or donated

start of October 2015

Production: Joseph
can you help?? We are producing a performance of Joseph and require any costumes / set / props that you may have available. We are a hard working staff that need support to give our children the best chance of experiencing high quality theatre.
We want to produce the highest quality we can to allow the children to express themselves through theatre. We think this is very important hence my post. Of course our budgets are tight and we are a non profit making school. We need help......
Prepared to travel anywhere to collect
Can you help us achieve this.
Please please help if you can.

Posted 08/08/2015


The Craven Players


Contact: Carol Cook, The Craven 07786 323374


For Sale

August 2015

We have for sale...
5 medium private costumes
1 large private costume
1 large officer costume
1 medium officer costume
PLUS the Pike scarf!!
These are all "Smiffy" fancy dress costumes and in excellent condition - worn only for 2 dress rehearsals and 2 performances.
They are reasonably generously sized.
Cost - £12 per costume or £80 for the lot.
P&P £20 Parcelforce

Posted 01/08/2015


Channel 4


Contact: Entrance is limited, please email if you would like to come.


For Sale

Tuesday 28th July 2015

Mary Portas: Secret Shopper
Channel 4 series called Mary Portas: Secret Shopper. Mary is currently working with a dress shop in Cranleigh and as part of the show we’ll be holding a final clearance sale this Tuesday to clear some stock before the shop is made over.
Anyone interested in coming along to the sale?
We have over 50 theatrical prom gowns that I thought might be of interest to you. RRP on some of these dresses is over £400 but we’ll be selling them from £30-£50 on the day.
I’ve included a selection of photos below to give you an idea of what we’re selling.
If you’re interested in coming along or would like any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Posted 27/07/2015



28 Bramble Walk, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7TB

Contact: any enquiries please email or call me on 07788 421977


For Sale

Sat 1 August, 2-5pm

Costume and Sheet Music Sale
I run a production company and we are selling lots of high quality adult sized costumes - a variety from Mamma Mia style to 1960s, to Grease, and many more.... evening dresses, shoes, accessories and sheet music of various standards and musical theatre. All at bargain prices.
Emma Morris

Posted 24/07/2015


Ann Vincent

Porthmadog in North Wales

Contact: Ann Vincent


Wanted Urgently

June 2015

The Vicar of Dibley - cassock and surplice for Geraldine

My daughter is producing the costumes for a production of The Vicar of Dibley in Porthmadog in North Wales, and she is having problems getting hold of a cassock and surplice for Geraldine to wear. She is quite a buxom lady, so would need a reasonably large size!

The performances run every Tuesday over the summer, so she would need it for about 10 weeks, so hiring is not really possible - she only has a very small budget!

The photo shoot is this weekend, so she needs one pretty soon. I live in Derby, so could collect and get it over to her.

Is anyone able to help us, please?

Posted 23/06/2015


Sally Firth


Contact: FREE

June 2015

Wedding Chair Ties
I have approx 200 plus organza , satin and taffeta wedding chair ties ..bright yellow. Blues. Poppy Red . Pinks. Would anyone be interested in these for free as an addition to your wardrobe dept?
I can deliver.
Sally in Wootton

Posted 16/06/2015


Caitlin Suggitt

Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact: via Facebook Wanted to Hire or Buy

Needed for end of July

Wizard of Oz costumes and props for a primary school production

Posted 15/06/2015


Solomon Artistes


Contact: Anita Houser For Sale

June 2015

Hairspray props
There are:
two tracy wigs
One blonde wig for velma
Three dynamite wigs
Four protest signs
Approx 14 cans magic smoke two are full the others were used but the majority prob half full
School bells 12 in pic but im sure ive got two more. I took the dongers out so silent but still have them if needed.

Posted 12/06/2015


Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe

Steventon Oxfordshire

Contact: Enquiries to Anne Byard 07710 156438, email For Sale

June 2015

Costumes, clothes, props for sale
Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe is moving this week!

On Tuesday we are moving to a smaller storage facility and need to downsize to fit into our new home! We have costumes, clothes, props and furniture.

Visit us on 13/14th June, 10.30am to 2.30pm - we invite anyone with an interest in theatre, costume and fashion to come along and snap up some bargains. We really do have to sell or send to the ragman! From Roman armour to 1950s coats and everything in-between, shirts, trousers, day and evening dresses, wedding dresses, dinner jackets, morning coats.

Or visit us at our new home 25a Steventon Storage Facility, Hanney Road, Steventon Oxfordshire OX13 6AP from 15th June. Increased opening hours, new contact details will be available shortly.

Posted 08/06/2015


Fancy Pants


Contact: For Sale

Jun 2015

I currently own a small Fancy Dress business comprising mainly of ex-theatrical costumes which I've been running from my home as a hobby.

Sadly I no longer have the time or space for these lovely costumes. They are all in excellent condition and fully washable.

Ideally I would prefer the costumes to go to the perfect home together however may consider seperately if this is not possible.

Please find attached inventory of new and used costumes and accessories for your consideration and a small sample of photos - see here

Please reply by Email if you would like more information.

Inspection invited.
Yours faithfully
Tracey Stephenson

Posted 07/06/2015


Mike Courtney


Contact: Mike Courtney 07795251904 or For Sale

June 2015

Return To The Forbidden Planet - Costumes
I am selling the complete set of costumes for "return to the forbidden planet" including props and robots suits.
Trousers x 18
Jackets x 17
Cookie shirt
Captain hats x 2
Caps x 15
Gowns x 15
Belts x 22
Sailor hat x 1
Rayguns x 10
Holsters x 10
Mortar board x 1 (looking for others)
Skirts x 3
Aeriel x 2 costumes

Aeriel electrics need attention as there is a fault.

All could do with a clean.

Posted 04/06/2015


Maeve McLoughlin

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Contact: Please contact me on 07753222003
Wanted to hire / buy

August 2015

Looking to hire/buy costumes for Westside Story for production in August.

Posted 19/03/2015


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Make-Up Artist
I have recently became a fully qualified Make-Up Artist after studying Level 3 Make-Up Artistry at Worcester College of Technology and the areas I covered are; Theatrical, Fashion, Media, Casualty, Face Paining, Body Painting, Bridal, Day, Evening and Special Occasion. I am currently volunteering to do any Make-Up that Drama Groups may need for performances, shows or anything else! I am available to either do one offs or I can commit to groups to do regular Make-Up including at rehearsals and I am free most evenings to do this.
I am looking to build up my experience so all of the Make-Up I do wont be at any cost, as it will be a great help for me too!
If you know of anyone who may be interested please get in contact through this email address )
Thank you very much
Georgia Greene
Abi Thomas

Norwich, London

Contact: 07514305031 Voluntary Work Wanted

Jan 2014 onwards

I am writing to you to enquire whether there is any possibility of obtaining some voluntary work experience working alongside the makeup artists within your theatres. I am 18 years old and currently a student at City College in Norwich, having completed an extra year taking some additional GCSE's. I am now on the Hair and Media Make-Up level 2 Diploma course, following which I intend to apply to the London College of Fashion to study for a BA (Hons) in Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics for Performance.

Above you will see some samples of recent pieces of my work which I have achieved single handed through hours of research and practice, all of which was self taught. I have had many compliments on my work including a retweet on one of my photos on twitter from a walking dead fan page. I have also been asked by many people to do their makeup for fancy dress parties and events.
I live locally, and would really like to broaden my knowledge by shadowing someone already working in the industry ( I am happy to do this on an unpaid basis).
I would welcome the opportunity to show you some pieces of my work and to discuss any opportunities you may be able to offer me.
I look forward to hearing from you,

Posted 08/01/2014

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