Angels Costumes is delighted to announce the launch of the new ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of its North London warehouse and workshops. The tour will showcase the company’s extensive costume collection, which spans 8 miles worth of rails, and over one million items.
Now in its 175th year, Angels Costumes has worked closely with some of film, television and theatre’s most pre-eminent figures, from Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg to Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, and Kate Winslett. This new tour coincides with the release of Behind the Seams (RRP £30), a book that weaves together the history of costume, the company, and London’s entertainment industry.
Offering an insider’s view of a fully-functioning professional costume house, visitors will see examples of outfits from films and television shows such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Elizabeth, Charge of the Light Brigade, Downton Abbey, Sharpe and Game of Thrones.
In 2016, Angels Costumes was awarded an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award by BAFTA, in recognition of the company’s integral role in the film industry since its inception in the early twentieth century. Angels has also worked on 36 films that have won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, 32 films and 34 television shows that have been awarded a BAFTA for costume, as well as countless theatre and television projects such as Wicked, The King and I, Warhorse, Call the Midwife and Poldark.
To reserve a place on a forthcoming tour for only £20 per person, visit www.angels.uk.com