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  • Who: Our House

  • What: Most costume changes demanded by a lead theatrical role

  • Where: United Kingdom

The most complete costume changes demanded for a lead theatrical role are 29 achieved by Michael Jibson (UK) during his performance of ‘Joe Casey’ in the West End musical Our House, directed by Matthew Warchus (UK) at the Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden, London, UK, from 28 October 2002 - 16 August 2003. The quick-change costumes and illusion effects were designed by Paul Kieve (UK) allowing the fastest change to take just 4 seconds on stage. Assisted in the wings by principle dresser Murray Lane (UK), there were an additional three partial changes during the 2 hr 10 min show.

 

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