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Perth Theatre to hold costume sale

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Perth Theatre is selling thousands of costumes from its 120-year history to members of the public.

Clothing, accessories, hats and shoes from various periods and productions, including the Scottish theatre’s pantomimes, will go on sale.

Funds raised by the sale, which has prices starting at £1, will be reinvested in the theatre.

The venue is closed for a £16.6 million restoration and redevelopment, and is due to reopen in autumn 2017.

Perth Theatre head of costume Louise Robertson said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to the Perth Theatre costume sale next week.

“Interest has come from a variety of sources including schools, theatre groups, charities and individuals.

“There will be clothing, accessories, hats and shoes from every decade of the past 120 years of theatre in Perth, including our famous pantos.”

She added: “As we work towards the reopening of Perth Theatre, we have undertaken the huge task of going through our entire costume collection to single out many quality items that deserve further outings in the hands of local groups and individuals rather than staying in storage. Prices start from £1 with all money raised going back into Perth Theatre funds.

“It is a unique chance to take home a piece of Perth Theatre history. We expect it to be a very busy few days.”

Costumes will be going on sale from 1pm until 6pm from September 4-6 at the Perth Theatre Scenic Stores on the Inveralmond Industrial Estate.