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A day in the life of a touring wardrobe

Published on Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The Company are currently out on tour and our Wardrobe team are hard at work behind the scenes making sure all our costumes are looking their best for show time. Kim Brassley, Head of Wardobe, kindly let me know what a day is like for our wardrobe team whilst on tour. 


Make sure the Quick Change Rooms are in the right places and have lights, mirrors and rails in them.


Finish putting out the costumes for that evening’s show and any that are needed for that afternoon’s technical rehearsal and finish any repairs as necessary.


12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

2/2.30 pm

Technical rehearsal

Finish off preparations for the evening show and start to set up for the next day’s show.


5.30 – 6.30 Tea


Dressers arrive. Show the Dressers where they will be during the show and what changes they will be doing.


7.30pm Show time!


Collect the costumes after the show and put the washing on overnight. Make a note of any repairs for the next day.


Home time

Here are some snaps of the wardrobe room at Edinburgh Festival Theatre with our beautiful Cinderella skirts

Wardrobe boxes Sewing machines
Cinderella dresses in wardrobe
Wardobe on tour Cinderella skirts on a rail


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