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Clothing donations needed for musical costumes

A charity is appealing for help in the donation of clothing for an upcoming musical.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity are returning to Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury this summer with The Wiz, a fun, family-friendly, modern musical being performed by a cast of local children who are auditioning this week.

With the cast including a lion, scarecrow and tin man, plus witches and munchkins the team behind the production are appealing for donations of clothing which can be used to make costumes to bring the story to life. 

These items include:

  • Flat caps
  • White t shirts
  • White joggers
  • Flower power 1960’s clothes
  • Wigs all colours and shapes
  • Hats all colours and shapes
  • Gloves all colours and shapes
  • Yellow clothes of any type
  • Jean dungarees
  • Mens Farmer/check shirts
  • Leather/faux leather jackets
  • Leather/faux leather trousers
  • Biker boots
  • Cycling shorts
  • Any brown clothes
  • Pink/red full dance leotards
  • Any green clothes – sparkier the better
  • 80’s neon party clothes and accessories
  • Animal slippers
  • Animal pyjamas
  • Green robe
  • Big green wizard cape or material
  • Shiny green boots
  • Orange leotard
  • Orange material 
  • Gold/white prom dress 

Creating these fantastical outfits, is local costume designer Kelly Young who is donating her time and skills to the project: “I am honoured to have been asked to head up the costumes for The Wiz. Costume & wig design is my happy place where I can relax and let my artistic flare shine. I am so excited to be involved with this project, as it brings like-minded people together to produce outstanding shows for such a good cause."

Clothing donations can be made at a Costume Drop being held at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Saturday 1st April from 10am till 7pm. 

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