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Competition Time - Dress the Dame!

With a matter of weeks before we take our 55th annual pantomime to the stage – Cinderella, our 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, we 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.

Dress the Dame example costumes - all designs of Stephen Wilson from The Lowestoft Players. Each has been made by The Lowestoft Players’ Wardrobe Team for previous pantomimes. Image credit Stephen Wilson.


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!”

The Dress the Dame Mannequin template A4 size can be downloaded from www.lowestoftplayers.co.uk/dame


All entries should be emailed to cinderella@lowestoftpanto.co.uk 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 January to Sunday 28thJanuary 2024. For those who would rather just watch, tickets are available from The Marina Theatre Box Office www.marinatheatre.co.uk or by phoning 01502 533200.

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