QM PROP AND UNIFORM HIRE
QM Props has been set up to supply uniforms and equipment elements required for an accurate and authentic theatre production by providing the following:
We provide a full service from initial discussions with the director and production team, to the final design and model of the set. We can also oversee the construction to ensure the structural integrity of the build. The company is based on extensive experience gained in the design of many theatrical productions and themed events.
WE ONLY HIRE TO BONA FIDE THEATRE, SCHOOLS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
We are able to supply a comprehensive inventory of individual items on a military theme:
Hats, caps and helmets from a variety of periods and nationalities.
Complete uniforms for some periods and can source others as needed.
Appropriate belts, webbing and kit to complete the impression.
Boxes, crates, artifacts and equipment.
Our complete umiforms start at £20 for the period of the production, (depending upon the ‘completeness’ that you require!). This includes the period from ‘costume call’ through to the end of the run. We can come along to instruct in the ‘use of firearms’ and ‘soldierly manner’, if that sort of input would prove useful.
RESEARCH OF UNIFORMS AND PROPS
Great lengths are taken to ensure the accuracy of the production and we therefore undertake any research that is required. Our resources include an extensive collection of books, photographs and original military items as reference.
We provide a service where we will undertake to research, source and supply just the ‘uniform element’ for a particular production.
(Recently we have researched the British units involved in the Normandy Campaign for an accurate portrayal in a production of Much Ado About Nothing; trench systems and dugouts for Journey’s End; appropriate headgear for a production of ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ which used largely just hats, and many other similar projects. One of our first ventures was sourcing examples of the ‘Currahee’ and 506th PIR patches for the team working on the ‘Band of Brothers’ movie.)
PROPS & SET DRESSING
As required by the specific production, we can advise, source, supply and dress the sets appropriately to enhance the overall sense of place and time.
Please contact us on 01442 871 817 or complete the form below
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