Costumes sold to make way for new

A south east Northumberland theatre has been selling off some of its costume archive to pave the way for future productions.

The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth has been giving fans the chance to grab a bargain and a piece of history as it sold off some of its extensive costume archive ahead of its new schedule of shows.

The theatre is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary year of entertaining the people of Northumberland and surrounding regions, and sold a selection of glamorous stage outfits made for such shows as Barnum, The King & I, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Forbidden Planet, Annie, and a host of pantomime productions.

Theatre manager Richie Ross said: “This costume sale is ideal for people looking to buy a little piece of our theatre’s history. Or even other theatre companies who are looking to expand their own costume wardrobe department.

“It was great fun or people to search through our Aladdin’s cave of theatre artefacts.”

The theatre has now made space for new costumes ahead of the forthcoming winter and spring season, which will include Weekend Breaks, in February, and the big summer spectacular Sunset Boulevard, from June.

Visit www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk for more details about upcoming shows.