John Molloy, our Wardrobe Supervisor, began working at MTC in 1973 – helping create the wonderful costumes you see in each MTC production. In 2013 he celebrates his 40th year with MTC, as we celebrate our 60th anniversary.
What was your first performing arts experience?
It was in 1955 when I was 10 years old, at the Derby Hippodrome. I saw the beautiful English actress Margret Lockwood in the panto Cinderella. I was sitting up in the gods with my mother. It was an unforgettable night.
Can you briefly describe a day in your role at MTC?
I get into work at 8.30am. Start cutting, machining and sewing and moving the work along, talking to the designers of the shows and getting ready for the costume fittings.
What is one of your favourite MTC productions?
A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim (1997). An absolute magical show with a good story and beautiful music. Helen Morse was wonderful as Desiree. Also, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (2000). Still a very powerful play for our times and Frank Gallacher was excellent.
John was also featured in The Age today.