Belle's Domain

Krupp

Krupp the Armaments Truck, from Sweet Bodyguard to Psychotic Robot, via Evil Milkman!
Krupp is Electra's Bodyguard. His costume carries influences of a chauffeur's uniform, plus elements deriving from his name. "Krupp" is/was an armaments company, established in Germany in the 19th century. Googling his name produces interesting results such as "Krupp Steam Trains"....
Krupp's role within the show is often disregarded, indeed he has been cut from the 2nd US and the UK tours, however he adds a sense of menace and weight to Electra's entourage which is noticably missing without him. He is the Heavy, the real physical menace of Electra. He has been played with varying degrees of sanity- in the later london show, Krupp raced with Nintendo in Heat 2, and on his crashing, Krupp's Maniacal laughter proved his heartlessness. Components aren't best known for their kindness and sympathy.

BACKSTAGE Krupp

Early London Early London Early London
Early London Early London Early London - both girls?!?
Paul Aloysius Richard Ray-Allan Richard Ray-Allan
Richard Ray-Allan Richard Ray-Allan Richard Ray-Allan
Richard Ray-Allan Darryl Paul Richard Ray-Allan
Krupp - Robert Dean, Bochum Krupp - Michael DeRitchie, Bochum Michael Byrne, Bochum 2006
Michael Byrne, Bochum 2006 Michael Byrne, Bochum 2006 Michael Byrne, Bochum 2006
Display, Bochum theatre London, September 1991


Todd Bowers, 1995 Raymond Scott Martinez, 1997 Andrew John Gardner, 1998

Wilton Anderson Bernie Blanks
Hideaki Kamimura Michael Skyers

Bochum

Bochum

Bochum

Costume design for Broadway Prod.

ONSTAGE Krupp


London

Original London Cast Original London Cast Original London Cast
1980s London 1980s London London 1992
London 1994 London 1994 London 1995
London 1996 London 1997 London 1997
London 1998 London 1999 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 Tour 1990 Japan Tour 1990
Japan Tour 1990

US Productions

Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987
US Tour 1989 US Tour 1989 US Tour 1989
Las Vegas 1993 Las Vegas 1993

Bochum, Germany

Bochum 1988 Bochum 1992 Bochum 1998
Bochum 1998 Bochum 2002 Bochum 2004
Bochum 2005 Bochum 2005 Bochum 2006


Krupp Fans

Renee as London Krupp Open Day 2006