literally the BEST part of mary poppins is when all the chimney sweeps are running round the house bein like ‘step in time!!!!’ and then the mother comes home w her suffragette sash and all the sweeps r like ‘VOTES 4 WOMEN STEP IN TIME’ it makes me laugh so much bc imagine being mr banks and there being a big fuckin suffragette/working class pride parade in ur goddamn living room
Rob Guest and Marina Prior
From 1990 Melbourne brochure with Rob Guest, Marina Prior and Dale Burridge. Production photographs by Michael Le Poer Trench and Tracey Schramm.
Scanned and edited by Elo
Rachel Anne Moore and Johnny Ellis, Hamburg.
The latter has been u/s Piangi in the current Hamburg production, and recently announced he’s been cast as principal Piangi in the West End production, taking over after Jeremy Secomb. ( X )
9 Songs (2/9)
Think of Me
Modern Day Carlotta (Prima Donna)
I’ve actually tried to design for Modern Day Carlotta three separate times now, one Elissa inspired and the other was based on her Red Dress, but it felt too specific to the original so I put it aside until I found an old sketch I had started of a more cartoonish Carlotta, but I liked the pose and the sheath dress style I started drawing so I redid it in my current style.
She wears a fox fur collared wool coat with a maroon lining, leather gloves, onyx earrings aaaaaand Louboutins. I also love the necklace she wears on Broadway, so I had no choice but to work it in. :P I like having time on my hands, it really gave me the chance to put all the detail into her dress.
See more from my modern day series here.
Carlotta looked out the window of her lobby, checking for the fifth time in as many minutes to see if the towncar had arrived yet. And she was again greeted by the dense sheet of of rain greying the street. Any other day she would have stayed in until she needed to be at the theatre for the evening’s performance. Maybe she would have ducked out to a quick lunch with Ubaldo, but not today. Today, she got dressed and stormed down her hallway with war in her heart.
Not even an earthquake would stop her from confronting the idiot managers Lefevre left in his wake about the inexcusable affront to her reputation which greeted her on the front page of the New York Times Arts Section when she sat down for breakfast that morning.
"Unknown Ingenue Steps Up and Dazzles in Hannibal?!" she shrieked, throwing her teacup against the far wall. Piangi must have heard the news already, as he’d left instructions for the made to be ready with she had been ready with the brush and dustpan.
When the black car pulled up to the front entrance, Carlotta allowed the doorman to escort her out to the car, holding up her umbrella for her to shield her from the pouring rain, leaving Piangi to trail behind.
To add insult to injury, she couldn’t even remember someone named Christine Daae in the cast. It was only when she threw the crumbled newspaper into the backseat before her that she saw the innocuous white envelope trimmed in black.