RESPECTED costume designer and wife of Highbury founder, Peta English, is being celebrated with a special exhibition at the theatre.
Peta, born Doris Holt in 1905, married Highbury Little Theatres founder John English in 1934 and was involved in all aspects of the early Highbury Little Theatre until she retired as wardrobe mistress aged 94 after making the Christmas production costumes for Pinnochio.
The talented thespian was involved in more Highbury Players productions than any other member, acting in 90 plays between 1924 and 1984, and was a founder member of the original ILP play reading group, which later became the Highbury Players.
She also helped design the sets for at least 80 productions and designed and made costumes for over half of those. She was involved with the theatre up till her death in 1999.
Highbury's Harlequin sequence logo was also a Peta design and is still used today on all the theatres literature.
Her costume designs can be viewed during the evenings 7.30pm to 9pm and Wednesday mornings 10am until midday at Highbury Theatre Centre in Sheffield Road, Boldmere.