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Welcome to our Priscilla, Queen of the Desert page 

Charades are excited to announce their brand new wardrobe for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert !

Our stunning full wardrobe promises to bring all the colour, glitz and glamour of any West End or Broadway show to the amateur stage!

Our beautiful costumes and headpieces have been produced to the highest standard, each being designed to fit a range of shapes and sizes. We have concentrated on making our costumes bright, colourful, easy-to-wear and visually stunning while ensuring that they are easily alterable and hard wearing.

Our wardrobe is available to hire as a package and has been seen on stages across the UK since Spring 2017. We have already taken lots of bookings for 2018 - so don't miss the opportunity to hire this incredible wardrobe -

contact a member of the Charades team today!

We are committed to keeping our customers up-to-date, so an image of each completed costume has been posted here - please keep visiting this page and our Charades Blog for the latest news and releases!

Wigs and Headdresses

We are proud to announce that wigs and headdresses are supplied with our costumes* 

Charades have commissioned some fabulous creations from a top professional wig maker who has produced these iconic drag wigs taking inspiration from the original West End and Broadway designs. Each wig is strong and durable so there will be no need to re-dress during the run!

Wardrobe Plot and Package Prices

Please find below our 'Priscilla' Wardrobe Plot and Package Prices, along with our standard Contract / Terms and Conditions:

* wigs are supplied if stated on the wardrobe plot

WARDROBE PLOT / PACKAGE PRICES

CONTRACT / TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TO BE AMENDED - LOTS OF NEW COSTUMES ADDED!

The Gallery

 

Welcome to the 'Priscilla' Gallery.

Please feel free to browse through the on-stage images below of our wardrobe for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Preston Musical Comedy Society

May 2017

Images:  Alan Martin

Three Spires and Guildhall

June 2017

Images:  Simon Coates

The Wardrobe  /  Wigs  /  Headdresses  /  Shoes  /  Props

 

Please find below an image of each costume/prop in our 'Priscilla' wardrobe package. 

For more information on this stunning wardrobe please contact a member of the Charades team!

The Divas

Costume #1

Diva skirts are detachable and can be replaced by silver harem pants for scenes with lots of movement

 

Quantity :  3  (4 Available)

- Includes opera gloves (Qty 3/4) -

- New lace front wigs (above) - February 2018 -

Miss Understanding

Act 1  Sc 1

Tina Turner costume and headpiece is worn underneath Miss Understanding's first gold/black costume and turban for quick reveal

Quantity :  1

- Tina Turner :  Includes opera gloves

and underwear (Qty 1) -

'It's Raining Men'

Male

Act 1  Sc 1

Quantity :  8

- Working men's costumes

arranged in rainbow sequence -

'It's Raining Men'

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 1  Sc 1

Quantity :  1

- Includes necklace -

- New wig (above) - January 2018 -

Farrah

Act 1  Sc 1a

Quantity :  1

- New wig (above) - January 2018 -

'Don't Leave Me This Way'

Bernadette

Act 1  Sc 1/1a/2/3

Quantity :  1

'Don't Leave Me This Way'

Tick

Act 1  Sc 1a/2/3

Quantity :  1

'Venus'

Adam  (Felicia) & The Boys

Act 1  Sc 3

Quantity :  1 & 4

- Rip-off robes -

'Venus'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 1  Sc 3

Quantity :  1

'Venus'

The Boys

Act 1  Sc 3

 

Quantity :  4

'Go West'

Bernadette

Act 1  Sc 4/5/5a

Quantity :  1

'Go West'

Adam

Act 1  Sc 4/5

 

Quantity :  1

'Go West'

The Lars

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  3

'Go West'

Male

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  1 of each  (6 in total)

- Package includes 20 'Go West' in total -

'Go West'

Female

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  1 of each  (14 in total)

- Package includes 20 'Go West' in total -

'Go West'

Female

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  1 of each  (14 in total)

- Package includes 20 'Go West' in total -

'Go West'

Drag/Female

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  1 of each  (2 in total)

- Package includes 20 'Go West' in total -

'Go West'

Ensemble

Act 1  Sc 4

Quantity :  20 in total

'I Love the Nightlife'

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 1  Sc 6/7

 

Quantity :  1

- Includes boots -

'I Love the Nightlife'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 1  Sc 6/7

 

Quantity :  1

- Includes boots -

'I Love the Nightlife'

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 1  Sc 6/7

 

Quantity :  1

- Size 8-12 -

'I Love the Nightlife'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 1  Sc 6/7

 

Quantity :  1

- Size 8-12 -

'I Love the Nightlife'

Bernadette

Act 1  Sc 6/7

Quantity :  1

'Sempre Libera'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 1  Sc 7a

Quantity :  1

'Colour My World'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 8

Quantity :  8

Length :  45 inches

Width :  10 inches

Minimum Height of Performer :  5'6"

- Includes opera gloves (Qty 8) -

'Colour My World'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 8

Quantity :  8

- New wigs (above) - October 2017 -

'Colour My World'

Act 1  Sc 8

Quantity :

Paint Bucket :  1

Principal 'Trick' Paintbrushes :  3

Chorus Paintbrushes :  8

Bernadette

Act 1  Sc 8

Quantity :  1

- Quick change costume into Gumby -

'I Will Survive'

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #1 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Bernadette

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #2 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #3 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #4 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #5 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #6 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #7 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #8 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #9 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #10 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Male/Female

Act 1  Sc 9

Gumby #11 of 11

- New wig (above) - September 2017 -

'I Will Survive'

Jimmy

Act 1  Sc 9

 

Gumby headpiece added Act 1 Finalé

Quantity :  1

- Includes spear -

Bernadette 

Act 2  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Overdresses 'Shake Your Groove Thing' -

'A Fine Romance'

Young Bernadette, and "Les Girls" 

Act 2  Sc 2

Quantity :

Young Bernadette :  1

"Les Girls"  (Male/Female) :  6

- Includes opera gloves (Qty 7) -

- Does not include jewellery -

'Shake Your Groove Thing'

Adam  (Felicia), Tick  (Mitzi), and Bernadette 

Act 2  Sc 4/5

Pom-poms detachable from wigs

Quantity :  3

- Includes matching slip-on 'sock' gaiters and boots (Qty 3) -

'Shake Your Groove Thing'

Adam  (Felicia), Tick  (Mitzi), and Bernadette 

Act 2  Sc 4/5

Quantity :  3

- Sizes 8-12 -

'Hot Stuff'

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 2  Sc 7/8/9

Quantity :  1

- Includes built in breasts -

- Easy to slip on -

'MacArthur Park'

Tick

Act 2  Sc 9

Quantity :  1

'MacArthur Park'

The Divas

Costume #2

Act 2  Sc 9

Quantity :  3  (4 Available)

'MacArthur Park'

Male/Female

Act 2  Sc 9

Quantity :  6

Diameter :  46 inches

Minimum Height of Performer :  5'6"

- Includes opera gloves (Qty 6) -

'MacArthur Park'

Act 2  Sc 9

Quantity :  6

Length :  5'6"

'Boogie Wonderland'

Casino Guests  (Male/Female)

Act 2  Sc 10

Quantity :  6

- Extra guest costumes available upon request -

'Boogie Wonderland'

Marion and Casino Staff

Act 2  Sc 10

Quantity :

Marion :  1

Male Staff :  4

Female Staff :  4

- Extra staff uniforms available upon request -

- Includes staff name badges -

Dressing Gowns

Adam, Bernadette, and Tick

Act 2  Sc 11

Quantity :  3

'SOS' / 'The Morning After'

Tick  (Mitzi), Bernadette,

and Adam  (Felicia)

Act 2  Sc 12

Quantity :  3

- Now with yellow hip frill for modesty -

Casino Floorshow

Male/Female

Act 2  Sc 12

 

Costume #2

Quantity :  3

Casino Floorshow

Male/Female

Act 2  Sc 12

 

Costume #3

Quantity :  3

- Hip 38"-42" - best fit -

Casino Floorshow

Adam  (Felicia), Tick  (Mitzi), and Bernadette

Act 2  Sc 12/13

 

Finalé

Quantity :  3

- Includes opera gloves (Qty 3) -

- Includes underwear (Qty 3) -

Ayers Rock

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Ayers Rock (Headdress Detail)

Tick  (Mitzi)

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Ayers Rock

Bernadette

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Ayers Rock (Headdress Detail)

Bernadette

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Ayers Rock

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Ayers Rock (Headdress Detail)

Adam  (Felicia)

Act 2  Sc 15

 

Quantity :  1

Curtain Call

Miss Understanding

Australian Red Thorny Dragon

Quantity :  1

Curtain Call

Australian Golden Wattle Tree

(Male/Female)

Quantity :  2  includes shoes: size 8 and 9

-

Australian Pink Eucalyptus Flower  (Male/Female)

Quantity :  2  includes boots: size 5 and 8

-

Australian Red Bottlebrush Flower  (Male/Female)

Quantity :  2  includes boot covers

Curtain Call

Australian Emu  (Male/Female)

Quantity :  3

Curtain Call

Australian Frilled Lizard

(Male (preferable) / Female)

Quantity :  2

Curtain Call

The Divas

Costume #3

Australian Cockatoo

Quantity :  3  (4 Available)

Curtain Call

Marion, Cynthia, and Shirley

Australian Koala with Eucalyptus Boa

Quantity :  3

- Shirley can wear 'work clothes' instead of leotard -

Curtain Call

Bob and Benji

Australian Kangaroo and Joey

Quantity :  2

Curtain Call

Bob

Australian Kangaroo

Quantity :  1

Curtain Call

Bob and Benji

Australian Kangaroo and Joey

(Headpiece Detail)

Quantity :  2

Curtain Call

Bernadette, Tick  (Mitzi),

and Adam  (Felicia)

Light weight wigs

Quantity :  3

Curtain Call

Tick  (Mitzi), Bernadette,

and Adam  (Felicia)

Light weight Sydney Opera House fins

Quantity :  3

Quantity of Fins :  4

Curtain Call (Bows)

Bernadette, Tick, and Adam

Aussie bloomers

Quantity :  3

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (1)

Male

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (2)

Drag/Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (3)

Drag

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (4)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (5)

Drag

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (6)

Male

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (7)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (8)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (9)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (10)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (11)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (12)

Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (13)

Drag

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

'Don't Leave Me This Way' (14)

Drag/Female

Act 1  Sc 2

Quantity :  1

- Package includes 20 'Funeral' in total -

Delivery

Our stunning wardrobe for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is one of our biggest yet!

For this reason, Charades Theatrical Costume Hire are delighted to announce that all their 'Priscilla' wardrobes can be delivered to and collected from your performance venue.

Each delivery includes a free fitting service provided by at least two of the Charades team - so every costume in the wardrobe will fit perfectly.

Please contact Gareth at Charades for a quote today!

 

 

 

Delivery time :                                     As requested

Unload time :                                       40-60 minutes (approx.)

Costume Call / Fitting times :              4 hours (approx.)

Costume Call / Fitting requirements :  4 x large tables  (wigs / headdresses)

                                                            1 x table  (sewing machine)

                                                            Access to an electrical socket

                                                            4 x costume rails

Collection time (after show) :               As requested

Loading time :                                      60 minutes (approx.)

Vehicle :                                               3.5T Mercedes-Benz Box Van - Curtain Side

                                                            Length :   4m

                                                            Width :     2m

                                                            Height :    2.1m

                                                            Volume :  16.8m³

Cost :                                                   Please contact Charades for a quote

Right :   Our wardrobe for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert packed and ready for delivery

Below :  The costume call for York Stage Musicals - The Grand Opera House, York

Customer Feedback, Reviews & Awards

AWARD :  " BEST REGIONAL/TOURING PRODUCTION COSTUME DESIGN 2017 "

- for York Stage Musicals - AlwaysTimeForTheatre

" In my 20 years of treading the boards, I have NEVER SEEN costumes as breathtaking as the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ones.

Best costumes ever! "

- Mr. A. Booker, Performer  (Rotherham Musical Theatre Company)

 

"  The costumes were astounding and wouldn't have been out of place on Broadway. "

- Mrs. J. Sykes, NODA North East  (Rotherham Musical Theatre Company)

" Absolutely amazing! Nothing is too much effort. Beautiful costumes with impeccable customer service. "

- Mr. B. Loy, Performer  (Rotherham Musical Theatre Company)

 

 

 

" From start to finish, I felt like I watching a professional Broadway show - a never ending stream of incredible costumes. "

- Mrs. A. Forrest, The Rotherham Observer  (Rotherham Musical Theatre Company)

" I would highly recommend Charades. Excellent service and brilliant costumes, certainly West End standard.

Amazing costumes and the best service I've ever had. "

- Mrs. H. Pratt, Wardrobe Mistress  (Rotherham Musical Theatre Company)

" The costumes blew everyone away - cast, crew and audience...

Many, many thanks to the entire Charades team for everything. "

- Mrs. A. Barry, Wardrobe Mistress  (New Venture Players)

 

" The show is worth seeing just for the over the top costumes... "

- Mr. R. Crisp, The Northern Echo  (York Stage Musicals)

" ... Stunning costumes... "

- ON Magazine  (York Stage Musicals)

" ... Talking about the costumes, they were impressive with all their glitz and glamour and outrageousness, I especially loved the cupcakes. The time and effort gone into producing all the costumes doesn't bare thinking about. "

- Fairy Powered Productions  (York Stage Musicals)

" ... Incredibly entertaining to watch thanks to stunningly playful, vibrant costume designs...

... Incredible costuming in a production of this scale from Charades Theatrical Costume Hire. "

- AlwaysTimeForTheatre  (York Stage Musicals)

" Amazing to work with Charades for the first time on our production of Priscilla... They took all the hassle out of costuming such a difficult show and did it whilst having a lot of fun with us!

A big thank you to Gareth, Betty and the team. "

- Mr. N. Briggs, Director  (York Stage Musicals)

" Absolutely excellent service when they came to fit our costumes for Priscilla - the team were friendly, attentive and efficient. The costumes looked stunning and the on-site alterations meant they had the perfect fit as well! Would thoroughly recommend Charades to any theatre group without a doubt! "

- Mr. S. Rippon, Performer  (York Stage Musicals)

" Incredible costumes with an impeccable service. The team are friendly and professional and make alterations whilst on-site with the company! "

- Mr. J. Wawryniak, Performer  (York Stage Musicals)

" Just wanted to say thanks for last night. The costumes are amazing! I've been sorting the costumes out for Christchurch for 15 years now and I can honestly say that not only are these the best costumes we've had but also the communication and service from you and your team has made what can normally be a very stressful area completely stress free.

It was so refreshing to walk away last night knowing the costumes were sorted and one less thing to worry about thanks to all your hard work. "

- Mr. M. Gamble, Director  (Christchurch Theatre Club, Loughborough)

" Cannot fault anything to do with the service provided. So very professional. Clear instructions. Very helpful. Fast and accurate alterations on the spot. Clean, beautifully kept costumes. Organised down to the last small accessory. so excited to wear them on stage for our audiences! Thank you Charades. "

- Mrs. M. Swift, Performer  (Christchurch Theatre Club, Loughborough)

" A massive thank you to Gareth, Betty, Liz and Reg from Charades for their time and expertise with the costume fitting! We were gagging at every single outfit!

Your costume set for this production was perfect! They received so much attention and praise from the company and the audiences.

Every single comment we received mentioned the fabulous costumes. A fantastic wardrobe and a great team of people at Charades. "

- Christchurch Theatre Club, Loughborough

" A plethora of jaw-dropping, innovative costumes - they need to be seen to be believed. "

- Mrs. L. Watson, The Loughborough Echo  (Christchurch Theatre Club, Loughborough)

" Working with Charades is bliss!

... They've excelled their own incredibly high standards with this show! FABULOUS! "

- Mr. K. Proctor, Director  (South Manchester A.O.S)

" Everything about this is so perfect, amazing attention to detail. "

- Mr. J. Roberts

" Last night we tried on our costumes for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. All I can say is WOW... they are sensational! We are so fortunate to be the very first production to wear them.

Can't wait for next week! "

- Mr. A. Walker, Performer  (South Manchester A.O.S)

" Betty, you are a genius. I've had non stop feedback since last week on your incredible Priscilla costumes. "

- Mrs. V. Carey, Performer  (The Dunmow Players)

" I wanted to personally say a big thank you for the wonderful costumes we hired from you for Priscilla. We were quite overwhelmed by them when they arrived and were impressed by your service and the care and time you took in showing us how to dress them. Betty is an amazingly talented lady!

Once again thanks for everything... we will highly recommend you to one and all. "

- Mrs. D. Barnardo, Wardrobe Mistress  (The Dunmow Players)

" I truly am in awe of what you and the team have created with the Priscilla costumes - they are out of this world! "

- Mr. N. Angus, Performer

" ... Words fail me after seeng the costumes for Priscilla that you have designed and made. Absolutely stunning! Well done... There were gasps from the audience sitting near me when each new set was seen... You must be rightly proud of what you have created. CONGRATULATIONS. "

- Mr. C. Moss, Musical Director

" Betty, you and Gareth have pulled it out of the bag again - I hope you are really proud of the work you have done. The costumes are wonderful and the show comes to life by what you have produced! Keep going from strength to strength! "

- Mr. S. Chesters, Director

" Betty your costumes were just amazingly out of this world and in a different stratosphere - marvellous! "

- Mr. D. Green, Performer

" I just wanted to reiterate my sincere thank you to you and your team for the fantastic wardrobe you have created for Priscilla.

The comments we have received about the whole production have been nothing short of breath-taking. Your contribution to the success of the visual aspect and the practical job of making it all work have all been major factors in that success.

Please use this email as testimony for the amazing professionalism and quality you bring to the amateur market place, long may it continue! What you do goes above and beyond, and for me, a Director who prides himself on always trying to get the best results I can, it is simply heavenly. "

- Mr. N. Townsend, Director  (Preston M.C.S)

" I just wanted to drop a message to express my eternal love, respect and thanks for your incredible work on Priscilla. Last night was just magical. I stood at the back of the audience during the finalé and there was an audible gasp at every costume that completed the walk down and that's what this show is about, creating magic! Thank you for making this show what it is for us, you're the dream team. "

" I cannot recommended Betty, Gareth and the team at Charades enough! Their wardrobe for Priscilla is nothing short of exemplary. Nothing has been too much trouble and everything is presented in such a professional manner that it's made what could have been the biggest headache in to my favourite element of our production. Kudos and keep up the incredible work! "

" I just wanted to drop you one last message to say how grateful I am for everything you've done to help us on Priscilla. Feedback has been nothing short of jaw dropping and just about every single review mentions your phenomenal wardrobe.

- Viva Charades! "

- Sound Ideas Theatre Company, Norwich

Unit 5  Bold Business Centre

St Helens

WA9 4TX

Freephone 0800 470 2133

charades.theatrical@gmail.com

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