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Dress the Dame Templates

Competition Time - Dress the Dame!

With a matter of weeks before the award winning Lowestoft Players take their 55th annual pantomime to the stage – Cinderella, their talented Wardrobe Team are stitching like crazy to ensure that all cast members will look just fabulous on stage.

To inspire the busy costumer makers, The Players have launched a competition – Dress the Dame!

Children are being invited to design an outfit for one of Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters. The competition is open to all who are 16 years and under. Entries should be drawn on the mannequin template provided. Designs can include lots of detail, such as the fabrics to be used as shown on the example sheet for the Ladybird and Cup Cake costumes, or designs can simply be drawn and coloured as per the Sausage and Bacon, the Egg and the Liquorice Allsorts examples.

Stephen Wilson, member of the Lowestoft Players and designer of all of the example costumes said


“There are no rules for this competition, other than designs should amuse, be original and colourful!”

All entries should be emailed to or posted to Players Theatre, Battery Green Road, Lowestoft NR32 1DE by midnight on Friday 15th December 2023.


A panel of judges, including Mr Wilson, will then embark on what is expected to be the difficult task of picking a winner.

The creator of the best design will receive four complementary tickets to watch Cinderella, but best of all, the winning design will be created by the Wardrobe Team and be worn on stage during the Pantomime!

“You don’t have to be an artist to enter this competition” added Mr Wilson. “All that is needed are some colouring pencils, crayons or felt tip pens plus a great imagination.”

Cinderella will be performed at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th January 2024. For those who would rather just watch, tickets are available from The Marina Theatre Box Office or by phoning 01502 533200.

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