Sunday, 25 March 2012

A Dream Come True...

I finally had the pleasure of attending the last nights performance of a Midsummer Nights Dream, the production that I had been involved in, making the fairy costumes and headresses over the last few months.  Unfortunately I was unable to take photographs during the performance, but I did get the opportunity to go backstage before the show and snap away.
The atmosphere was very exciting as the day before the School had been visited by the Countess of Wessex and she had officially opened their new Theatre and watched the show (see the final photo).
All the girls that took part were aged between twelve and seventeen and were super performers, the whole production was of a very professional standard with a wonderful stage set.
The fairy make-up was beautiful, very whimsical and sparkly, below are some backstage photos of the girls getting their stage make-up done.

Titania's costume was made by my super talented friend Sarah, it looked fabulous on stage, it sparkled and twinkled under the stage lighting and the little actress who wore it did not want to take it off at the end of the show.
Oberon's costume below was also made by Sarah and was absolutely fabulous, the young lady who played Oberon was just wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance.. a super talent.

Being able to actually watch the performance and see the finished costumes on the girls as they performed was so special, all the hard work of the previous months had really paid off.....
And the cherry on the cake was seeing the Countess of Wessex (below) in front of the performers wearing my costumes.... Marvellous.

"Now until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray"

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