For A Stagey Friend

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a stagey friend, or West End Wendy if you will, then look no further! We have gathered together loads of amazing suggestions, whether for a theatre fan or a an industry pro. 
 

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1. I Am Viable 

The ethos of I Am Viable is show your support for the arts and look good doing it. These t-shirts are the perfect way to let the world know that jobs in the arts are viable. 

 

By purchasing a t-shirt, hoody or mask from I Am Viable, they will donate a portion of the profits to arts companies affected by the pandemic. Spread the word that #weareviable!

Check out the full range on their website.

T-shirts available for £15.50

2. Said in Stitches

These fabulous lyric embroideries from Said In Stitches are all entirely sewn by hand with a needle and thread, not a machine in sight! 

As well as these pre-stitched beauties, you can request any lyrics you choose, so if there is a favourite song or line, just give Hannah a shout. 

Contact via Instagram

3. Stage Pins

The gang over at Stage Pins create wonderful enamel pins based on your favourite musical theatre characters. These are the perfect gift for the musical lovers in your life - the first two are Elder Prince from Book of Mormon and Jenna from Waitress. 

Pins cost £8 each at StagePins.com

4. Jonny M Brown Photography

 

Photographer Jonny M Brown's project as lockdown eased was to get photos of the West End's closed stage doors, and you can now get prints of 16 of them. From the Aldwych to the Vaudeville. 

Available from £9.50 on Etsy.

5. The Dark Theatres Project

This is stunning book of photographs by Nina Dunn and stories from people across the West End, as well as an emotional foreword by Bonnie Langford. It makes a beautiful gift for anyone who has missed theatre this year. 

Nina got amazing access to photograph empty West End theatres whilst empty and her photos are breath taking. 

Proceeds are being donated to the following four charities: BackUpThe Theatrical GuildThe Theatres TrustActing for Others. 

Get a copy through their website for £35

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6. Show By Design

The Little Shopping Bag of Horrors is a hand painted reusable canvas bag, lined to make it suitable for fridge/freezer items. Inspired by the iconic Little Shop of Horrors musical. Shoulder shopping bag, big enough for a basket load! 

 

Available for £16 on Etsy.

7. Hello You Handmade Co.

Featuring fifteen West End Stage Door signs in this beautiful watercolour print. Available in three sizes from A6 Postcard to A4. It's ideal for sending a note or as a piece of art for the wall. 

Prices start at £1.99 on Etsy.

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8. Stagey Bitch

A Just launched collection of fabulous stagey items that are perfect for theatre professionals, students and anyone who's ever chasséd past a stage door.

 

From the classic Stagey Bitch mug, to the "It's Gin" and the magic mug - revealing a message to stage management regarding tea breaks - they are all worth looking at on stageybitch.biz - Mugs start at £10.51. 

With thanks to Mike and Judie Saunders for their financial support of this project. 

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