Portia – The woman who is determined to solve the crime
Efficient in her own peculiar way, Portia has an unusual method of solving crimes – she involves everyone!
Titania – Queen of the Fairies.
Titania, queen of moonlit magic, dresses like a dream in gauze and sparkles.
Viola – Sweet voiced courtier.
Surviving on her wits in a foreign court, Viola is disguised as an elegant young man.
Rosalind – Exile in the forest.
Rosalind, playing a game of double bluff, is disguised as a young man in woodland colours.
Juliet – Young girl in love.
Although a symbol of the power of youthful passion, Juliet wears demure nightwear.
Nurse – Juliet’s nurse.
With a large heart and a large bosom, Nurse wears the uniform of a nanny.
Lady Macbeth – Ambitious Northerner.
Lady Macbeth dresses to show her status and heritage as wife of Scottish nobleman Macbeth.
Jessica – Runaway bride.
Jessica took her miserly father’s gold when she eloped. She’s enjoying splashing out on her clothes and jewellery.
Cleopatra – The glamorous Queen of Egypt.
An empress in her own right and a lover of great warriors. She usually wears drapes and African beads
Ophelia – Poor little rich girl.
The innocent victim of a royal tragedy. Ophelia wears a pale flowing dress and flowers in her hair.
Miranda – Island girl.
Miranda, stranded on a remote island as a child and only recently aware of the world of men, makes her own clothes from natural materials.
Mistress Quickly – Tavern hostess.
Accustomed to keeping order in a lively London inn, Mistress Quickly dresses to reveal her greatest assets!
Desdemona – Faithful wife.
The intensely loved Italian wife of a North African general, Desdemona dresses modestly in rich fabrics.