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Wondrous Wednesday – How a costume tells a story

A visit from the costume creators for the show!

1st December 2021

It’s another Wondrous Wednesday; our blog dedicated to Wondrous Stories! Conceived and directed by our Artistic Director Kevin Finnan, this extraordinary large-scale production will be the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

The costumes for the show will be designed by our collaborator Sophie Donaldson with support from Senior Lecturer Louise Chapman and her BA Hons Costume Design and Practice (final year cohort) students from Birmingham City University. The city of Birmingham has been a huge inspiration for the costumes in the design so far. The students have been researching into the iconic architecture, as well as tapping into their own experiences of Birmingham. This will be the inspiration that they will be using to design the costumes.

Last week, we were joined by Sophie and the students from Birmingham City University to start the design and creating process for the costumes in Wondrous Stories. Watch the video below to hear how they are working with Kevin to create costumes that tell the story of the characters in the show and what you can expect from the costumes!

We are so excited to see what the final costume designs will be! We’ll be catching up with Louise Chapman and the students from Birmingham City University in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for updates.

Don’t miss the chance to see the incredible costumes in action! Wondrous Stories will be performed in Centenary Square, Birmingham from March 17 – 20 2022.

Make sure you follow us on social media to be the first to get the latest updates from the Wondrous Stories creation process.

Wondrous Stories is created by Motionhouse and produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS). 

Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival. 

Generously supported by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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