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Dress Circle

Dress Circle Costumiers is based in Witham, Essex and is managed by Jan Elliot, a "resting" Teacher, and Rachel Hutchinson who is a "retired" Wardrobe Mistress having spent 14 years touring with professional companies.

The company owns over 3000 fantastic costumes ranging from Medieval splendour to Regency elegance and from Victorian grace to 1960’s cheekiness!

Since opening its doors in February 1999 Dress Circle has built up a clientele of local and national Dramatic and Operatic Societies providing costumes for such wide ranging shows such as, Mikado, Oklahoma! The Boyfriend, Lust, Romeo & Juliet, Gaslight and Pirates of Penzance to name but a few. We offer a friendly, enthusiastic and professional service.

The wide variety of quality historical costumes is also proving very useful for people attending parties, Murder Mystery evenings, themed weddings and costumed events, particularly Regency, Victorian and Tudor.

So, if you’ve been invited to a fancy dress party and have nothing to wear, or are starring in Twelfth Night and have no doublet & hose give us a call.

Most shapes and sizes can be accommodated and, with sufficient notice, outfits can be made to meet specific requirements. There is also a Wardrobe Supervisor service on offer for local groups who suffer from a shortage of willing volunteers!

For a pre-arranged fee Jan and Rachel will measure and fit the cast and will be fully responsible for the delivery and collection of the required costumes.

More information and full contact details can be found on their web site

Dress Circle Costumiers

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