Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

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Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby RottenCad » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:31 pm

Hello chaps,

I have a production of "Blackadder Goes Forth" coming up in April. Currently, we have a company willing to hire us kit at £80 / uniform / day. This works out at a tad under £500 for each character for a week. That's a hellish expense for an amateur drama group

Obviously it's a "looks OK at a distance" level, not full Major-General's Inspection I'm after.

I've seen these chaps online: http://www.paddelaters.com/ww1-wwI-british.php, and wondered if anyone here knows anything about them, or can recommend a supplier of off-the-peg WW1 officers' kit?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby de Coverley » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:47 pm

Never used Paddelaters so no comment.

Oh What A Lovely War was the play of the year in 2014 as the centenary of the opening of WW1. There must be several costumieres with a set of WW1 costumes not flavour of this year.



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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby Ne'erdowell » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:22 pm

Two older threads on Paddelaters: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36267&p=370783&hilit=Paddelaters#p370783 and viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33082&p=353363&hilit=Paddelaters#p353363. I can't comment on them myself, as I have never dealt with them.



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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby acecat999 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:25 pm

Sanjay is sh** for us.

but adequate for your needs


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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby John Waller » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:59 pm

Try Hamish. Dunno what he charges, a commercial rate I'm sure, but worth an ask. www.history-making.com


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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby de Coverley » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:48 am

This is Am Dram, you don't need to buy the uniforms they'll be no use later OWALW is back to back catalogue as 2014, 100 anniversary of ww1, has passed. There must be dozens of prop hire firms who made costume for OWALW who would like another hire for the uniforms hire at thespis.biz may be a start but I've never used them.



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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby de Coverley » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:37 pm

You have PM's with contact details for a hirer with OWALW costume.



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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby spydde » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:20 pm

http://www.thehistorybunker.co.uk/
hire uniforms - should be adequate for your needs


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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

Postby Mark Griffin » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:29 pm

£80 per day is exorbitant. Ask here http://www.harveysofhove.co.uk/ they specialise in sets of costume for Oh What a Lovely War, Journeys End etc and will be no-where near that. I'd charge a bit more than that for one week, then a reducing scale for any other part weeks thereof. I 'm not big on WW1 but do have some.

Can i ask how you have cleared doing this with BBC and the writers?


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Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

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