Have just come back from an amazing trip in London which has completely re-inpsired me on this course!!!!!!
Two days were spent in the V&A gathering research for my Major Project (which includes possibly everything that can be found in the V&A), as well as viewing the two exhibitions; Ballgowns and Hollywood costume. The Hollywood costume was fantastic as it described techniques, ideas etc of how the costume for the chosen characters came to be created. The Ballgowns were simply beautiful!!!
Wicked was a brilliant production; the costumes and set were fantastic for the story and the actors presented the characters effortlessly and sang their hearts out for a brilliant performance!!!!!!
But nothing could be better than The Lion King!!! the backstage door was great and seeing the costumes close up and how they all worked made me appreciate the performers so much for the weight of the costumes; but of course the show it self was breathtaking. Loved every moment of it and by being so close to the stage in the stalls I receieved the full impact of the performance.
All this plus great (gluten-free) food and people made London a fantastic trip.