Feature on Costume department for the production of Scrooge at The Leeds Playhouse..Rachel Hodgson sprays the chains of Marleys Ghost.12th November 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

A costume department at Christmas: Backstage at Leeds Playhouse

The unmistakable sound of Wizzard’s ubiquitous Christmas anthem is drifting out of a radio somewhere in the room, amid a sea of coats, wigs and sewing machines. I’m in the costume department at Leeds Playhouse which is a hive of activity at present. The small band of dressers and cutters are busy putting the finishing touches to the outfits for A Christmas Carol – this year’s festive show.

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