Belle's Domain
Starlight Express

Buffy the Buffet Car- "sweet and simple", or been-round the block, hot and cheap and quick. Buffy's a confident lady, she's street-wise, sassy, one of the more mature coaches. In London she raced with Espresso, then Rusty, then Electra. In Bochum she races with Bobo, and is more faithful to him.
She's a Buffet car- her costume includes details of food on her hat, her chest-box is meant to be a counter with food on display through the windows. At her back she has a folded napkin tucked into her belt. She often has high stockings and suspenders, and doesn't wear a skirt. Her clean lines emphasise her simple occupation, compared to Dinah's frills as the Dining car. Buffy in london went through many changes in her costume, re-made every year. Some were more successful and aesthetically pleasing than others! Personally I prefer her later design, although she was less detailed than the earlier designs.

Charlotte Avery, Japan/Australia tour 1987 Caron Cardelle, Japan tour 1990

Kathy McIvor, Bochum Jessie Cooper, Bochum Isabelle Flachsmann, Bochum

Carol Hoffman, Bochum 1988

Ivy Fox, Bochum 1990

Anne Tiger, Bochum 1993

Las Vegas 1993 Edyie Fleming, Las Vegas
Ashley Hale, Uk tour 04/5 Alexandra Gottschall, Uk tour 06 Kimmi Richards, Uk tour 07 Camilla Hardy, NZ Tour 2009

Buffy in the Press

1984 Pre-Opening publicity 1984 Pre-Opening publicity London September 1991
Amy Field, 2002 London show closing publicity Leyla Pelligrini as Buffy, 2004 UK tour publicity Open Day 2005
Bochum, 1988 Bochum

BACKSTAGE Buffy

Natalie Powers, london 1994 Natalie Powers Natalie Powers as Buffy 1994
Buffy with Wrench Anna Jane Casey Anna Jane Casey
Gael Johnson Rebekkah Gibbs Rebekkah Gibbs
Roni Bruno on her last night Roni Bruno and Rob Grose Roni Bruno on her last night- a little high!
Jo-Leigh Whelan as Buffy, swing 2001.  An Excellent Buffy. Emma Dodd as Buffy, understudy 2001 Amy Field as Buffy, Swing 2000.  UGLY costume, excellent actress!
Amy Field Amy Field's arse.  What is it with taking photos of Buffy's arse? Amy Field from above.
Amy Field Amy Field kissing Mark McGee as Rusty Amy Field fixing up her skates
Amy Field from behind Amy Field and Dustin Dubreuil as Greaseball Amy's an angel!  I don't know what caused this lighting effect.
Amy Field as Buffy, Helen Latham as Dinah, Sam Lane as Ashley Chellie Michaels as Buffy
1988/89. Buffy: Roslyn Howell, Ashley: Carol Hoffmann 1991/92.  Pearl: Claudia Bradley, Buffy: Ivy Fox 1994/95.  Karhy McIvor
1994/95.  Dinah: Kaelene McLenna, Buffy: Cheryl McAvoy 1994/95.  Dinah: Beverley Braybon, Ashley: Kati Farkas, Buffy: Rachelle Walker. 1994/95. Pearl: Deborah Odell, Dinah: Cheryl McAvoy, Ashley: Kaelene McLennan, Buffy: Kathy McIvor
1994/95. Pearl: Deborah Odell, Dinah: Cheryl McAvoy, Ashley: Kaelene McLennan, Buffy: Kathy McIvor 1994/95. Ashley: Kaelene McLenna, Buffy: Kathy McIvor 1996/97.  Isabelle Flachsmann
1996/97.  Isabelle Flachsmann 1998/99. Danni Kearsley-Wooller 1998/99.  Jacey Collins
1998/99.  Buffy: Danni K-W, Flat-top: Ian Stanley? Caboose: Kapa Kitchen 2000/01.  Pearl: Clarissa Grace, Buffy:  Emma Raciti Buffy in Bochum, 2001
Rusty, Pearl and Buffy, Bochum 2001.  Unusual wig having Buffy with the long braid. Rusty, Pearl and Buffy, Bochum 2001 Mazz and Louise Jones, Open Day 2003
Open Day 2005 Bochum 1989

Concept costume design

ONSTAGE Buffy

London
london 1984 london 1984 london 1984
london 1984 london 1984 london 1984
london 1984 london 1984 london 1980s
london 1980s london 1980s london 1980s
london 1992 london 1992 london 1992
london 1992 london 1992 london 1992
london 1994 london 1994 london 1995
london 1996 london 1996 london 1997
london 1998 london 1998 london 1998
london 1998 london 1999 london 2000
london 2001
Japan/Australia Tours
Japan/Australia tour 1987 Japan/Australia tour 1987 Japan/Australia tour 1987
Japan/Australia tour 1987 Japan/Australia tour 1987 Japan/Australia tour 1987
Japan/Australia tour 1987 Japan tour 1990 Japan tour 1990
Japan tour 1990 Japan tour 1990 Japan tour 1990
U.S. Productions
Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987
Broadway 1987 US Tour 1989 US Tour 1989
US Tour 1989 US Tour 1989 US Tour 1989
Las Vegas 1993 Las Vegas 1993 Las Vegas 1993
Las Vegas 1993 US Tour 2003 US Tour 2003
US Tour 2003 US Tour 2003
UK Tour
Uk tour 04/05 Uk tour 04/05 Uk tour 04/05
UK Tour 06 UK Tour 06 UK Tour 06
UK Tour 07 UK Tour 07 UK Tour 07

New Zealand Tour
NZ Tour 2009 NZ Tour 2009 NZ Tour 2009
NZ Tour 2009
Bochum
Bochum 1988 Bochum 1989 Bochum 1989
Bochum 1989 Bochum 1994 Bochum 1997
Bochum 1997 Bochum 1997 Bochum 1998
Bochum 1998 Bochum 2000 Bochum 2002
Bochum 2002 Bochum 2002 Bochum 2004
Bochum 2004 Bochum 2004 Bochum 2005
Bochum 2005 Bochum 2005 Bochum 2005
Bochum 2006 Bochum 2006 Bochum 2006
Bochum 2006

FAN Buffys

Fan Day 2003 Fan Day 2003 Fan Day 2003
Open Day 2002 Open Day 2002 AnnaB, Open Day 2002
Open Day 2001 Open Day 2001 Liz-Buffy, London 2002
Thingywot, London 2002 Mazz, London 2002 Lucy, London 2001
Bochum, 2007
Bochum, 2008 Bochum, 2008 Bochum, 2008

German Buffy sketch