Gosport Amatuer Operatic Society
Wardrobe clear out as curtain falls on theatre group 6th February 2014 FAREHAM AND GOSPORT
FROM Jane Austen-style dresses and bonnets to a suit of armour to Victorian bathing suits, it represents 36 years of hard work. But now costume-maker Hilary Westbrook is clearing out row after row of colourful theatre costumes from her Fareham home because the theatre group she belongs to is ending its productions after 56 years.
Mrs Westbrook, 61, a grandmother of seven who owns and runs Fancy That wants to get rid of the outfits. She set up her business after becoming a member of the Gosport Musical Theatre Productions group, then called the Gosport Amateur Operatic Society, 36 years ago.
The outfits include Victorian and Edwardian suits and dresses, gangster suits, medieval costume, sailor outfits and clothes from as far back as the 1920s. ďAll sorts of things are going that Iím not going to use again, so someone might as well get the use of them,Ē said Mrs Westbrook. Gosport Musical Theatre Productionsí chairman Mike Wilcock said membership had dwindled in recent years until there were no longer enough people or the finances to put on a show.
Anyone interested or who wants to view the costumes can call 01329 234994 or email email@example.com.
From the Daily Echo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CosO68y73bo Orpheus In the Underworld- Gosport Amateur Operatic Society 1985 - Violin Duet Pauline Hill as Euridyce, Brian Musselwhite as Orpheus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcgGXUFCO8o Gosport Amateur Operatic Society 1983: The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan) Penny Garrett, Margaret Thorpe, Stephen Hill and David Rogers sing "A regular Royal Queen ". Video by John Westbrook.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sr26Bfft6I Yeomen Of The Guard - Gosport Amateur Operatic Society 1982 235 views 12 Jan 2014
Short section of GAOS November 1982 production of "The Yeomen Of The Guard", taken at the Dress Rehearsal at the David Bogue Hall, Gosport. With Penny Garrett (Elsie), Brian Musselwhite (Jack Point) and David Rogers (Lieutenant); Produced and Directed by Alan Trout.