Angels The Costumiers is delighted to announce a number of dates for its unique tour of its North London warehouse and workshops. Normally only accessible to film industry professionals, Angels will throw open its doors to interested members of the public, who are now able to book places on an hour-and-a-half tour of the hugely successful, 170-year-old family-built business.. To reserve a place on a forthcoming tour for only £25 per person, visit www.angels.uk.com
This unique tour will begin in the Tailoring and Ladies Making departments, where bespoke pieces are created for Film, TV and Theatre productions. Next up is the Alterations section, where costumes are restored and altered to fit the specific requirements of the Costume Designer. The tour will also take in the cavernous Costume Warehouse, containing over 8 miles of costume hanging rails with 6 million individual items.
Visitors will be able to meander through the Uniform sections - both military and civilian - as well as the Badge Room. Expect to find fairies and flappers jostling for shelf-space amongst Batman and banana costumes, along with a whole array of other packet outfits belonging to fancydress.com. Finally, down onto the floor of the collection where visitors will be led through rack upon rack of period, modern and contemporary clothing, before the grand finale in the Jewellery Department. Spaces on these tours will be strictly limited, so it is essential that bookings are made early. While not designed as a research visit, bespoke tours can be arranged.
Angels is the world’s longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, theatre, and television industries. Chairman Tim Angel OBE (Former Chairman, BAFTA; Former Governor, BFI) is the fifth generation of his family to head the firm that bears his name, founded by his great-great grandfather Morris Angel in 1840 as the first source of costume hire for actors attending West End auditions.
Since 1948, when costumes supplied by Angels received a Best Costume Academy Award for Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, Angels has supplied costumes to a total of 33 Best Costume Oscar-winning films including Star Wars (1977), Titanic (1997), Shakespeare in Love 1998, Memoirs of a Geisha (2006) and Alice in Wonderland (2011). Angels also supplied costumes for hit titlesThe King’s Speech and Sweeney Todd.
Angels undertakes over 1000 TV, film and theatre projects a year, and has a staff of over 100. Outside the film industry, Angels is best known to the general public for being the UK’s largest supplier of fancy dress from the Angels Fancy Dress flagship store on Shaftesbury Avenue (the site of Morris Angel’s original shop in the 19th Century).
Friday 16th March, Monday 19th March, Thursday 5th April, Tuesday 10th April
Friday 4th May, Friday 11th May, Friday 8th June, Monday 11th June
All tours commence at 2.30pm and places must be booked in advance.
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