I am a most particular about audience members adhering to "appropriate"clothing standards when it comes to attending the theatre. Generally appropriateness is assessed against a standard I set myself and police by no-one except my judging looks. Today was something else all together with a very different set of clothing police. Today we went to jail for a spot of Shakespeare, as you do. And the right to see Two Gentlemen of Verona in Borallon Prison meant foregoing some of the right to choice normally afforded the theatre-going public.
We had to wear closed in shoes or sandals with an ankle strap and clothes that were clean and in good condition. We could not wear
- clothing with obscene or discriminatory language,
- shirts without sleeves, tank tops or singlets
- short skirts or shorts
- Tight clothing
- See-through clothing
- Revealing clothing
- Jewellery other than a wedding or engagement ring
You can listen to us discuss the experience here.