Queen Margaret University graduate creations take centre stage in musical ‘Top Hat’

Queen Margaret University (QMU) costume Design and Construction graduate, Ruth George, was part of a team that picked up one of three Olivier Awards which were presented for the musical ‘Top Hat’.


TOP HAT THE MUSICAL DRESS REHEARSALRuth was a member of the costume design team that supported the award-winning designer Jon Morrell in creating the stunning costumes for ‘Top Hat’.


Designer Morrell’s fabulously opulent costumes brought the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age to the West End stage. The musical won three Olivier awards for Best Costumes, Best New Musical and Best Choreography.


The spectacular West End production is now being staged in Scotland’s capital. Thought to be one of the greatest dance musicals of all time, ‘Top Hat’ will perform at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre until Saturday 18th October.


Maggie Kennedy, Cutting and Construction Instructor at Queen Margaret University, taught Ruth George. She said: “Ruth is a very talented young graduate and has enjoyed great success since graduating from QMU. She has worked on some very high profile films and theatre productions. One of her most challenging jobs was working on the costumes for the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gravity’. Ruth worked as stitcher alongside a team of cutters and designers to develop the space suits worn by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.”


The Sunday Telegraph theatre reviewer said: “ A musical like this comes around once in a lifetime.” Maggie Kennedy has her ticket and is really looking forward to seeing some of the costumes created by her graduate.


If you are interested in seeing ‘Top Hat’ you better be quick. Ticket and show information is available at http://www.edtheatres.com/tophat