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Richard II

Production Diary 6
4 October 2013

Alistair McArthur, our Head of Costume, shows the process of making costumes for Richard II.

'There aren't many things that we can't turn our hands to here,' he says. And the team prove it as they talk through design, fittings, sleeve adjustments, velvet breastplates and travel-crowns.

Alistair leads a tour of the costume department, through painting and dyeing, on to footwear and armoury and finally into the hats and jewellery team. Everyone is busy working on the outfits that our company will wear in the performances. With plenty of last minute changes and refinements it is a busy time for our costume department.