Mystery Plays costumes on sale

Mystery Plays costumes on sale

Nathan Unthank, who played Adam in the Mystery Plays

Graeme Hawley, who played the Devil in the Mystery Plays, with, from left, Fiona Martin and Mandie Hudson among the many Mystery Play costumes for sale at York Theatre Royal tomorrow

First published in York Mystery Plays news York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

BARGAIN hunters will have a field day tomorrow when hundreds of costumes and shoes worn during the York Mystery Plays are put on sale.

Actors in the spectacular outdoor production, staged throughout August in the Museum Gardens to critical acclaim, wore clothes in the style of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Many were costumes made from scratch by a team of 120 volunteers, while other clothes and accessories were sourced from charity shops or donated by members of the public.

A spokesman for York Theatre Royal and Riding Lights Theatre Company, which staged the plays in conjunction with York Museums Trust, said they had no available space to store the costumes, so nothing could be left over.

The sale will be held between 10am and 1pm tomorrow at the De Grey Rooms near the theatre, with all money raised going towards the cost of the production.

“It all needs to be sold, so this is your chance to pick up a real bargain,” the spokesman said. “All clothes must go. Prices start at £2. Some special pieces will be placed into silent auction between 11am to noon, but other items will be sold on a first come, first served basis.”

He said remaining Mystery Plays souvenirs and merchandise would also be available to buy at discounted prices.

“This is great opportunity to pick up some one-of-a-kind items at low prices, some of which would fetch a profit if they were to be sold on.”

Items include menswear, ladieswear and childrenswear, accessories including hats, gloves, scarves, handbags, aprons and suitcases and 600 pairs of shoes.

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6:11pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Digeorge says...

Some of those costumes were lovely and so were some of the exhibits that must have spent hours making them.
Some of those costumes were lovely and so were some of the exhibits that must have spent hours making them. Digeorge
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9:25pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Magritte says...

Digeorge wrote:
Some of those costumes were lovely and so were some of the exhibits that must have spent hours making them.
Yup. Probably be better off in a museum that could look after them and then show them to future generations!
[quote][p][bold]Digeorge[/bold] wrote: Some of those costumes were lovely and so were some of the exhibits that must have spent hours making them.[/p][/quote]Yup. Probably be better off in a museum that could look after them and then show them to future generations! Magritte
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