Troubadour Productions is the largest commercial costume hiring business in KwaZulu-Natal. Situated close to the Westridge Stadium, it offers close to 2,000 costumes, 100 cartoon characters and numerous props Proprietor Peter Gardner* is an actor with an engineering background. Thus he is able to create costume/mascot characters efficiently as well as artistically Proprietor Peter Gardner is a casting director (not an agent) and is a registered BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) service provider Troubadour offers specialised Voice Production Classes conducted by well-known Durban actress and director, Caroline Smart*
Peter died on May 8 after a long battle with cancer and his bravery and fortitude provided an example to us all.
While the Troubadour building is up for sale, the costume hiring and mascot-making - as well as the casting side of the business - are still going strong.
At present we are downsizing and de-cluttering so have a number of bargain rails of old costumes that are not up to hiring standard but could still be of use in terms of fabric or braiding as well as many props. There's also a selection of old LP records.