RSC TO SELL ARCHIVE OF COSTUMES

The RSC sells off 4,000 costumes, with prices from just £2

The Royal Shakespeare Company is selling more than 4,000 costumes in a massive clear out this autumn.

The range of historical garments include a floor length white coat worn by the White Witch in a 1998 production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Elizabethan costumes from last year’s The Merry Wives of Windsor starring Judi Dench.

Prices will start from as little as £2, allowing everyone to buy into a small piece of theatre history. Speaking to The Times Sarah Apsley from the RSC said: ‘We have items for sale from every area of the wardrobe. The sale will include costumes worn by many RSC associate artists… as well as unique one off pieces.’

Costumes for the RSC are tailor made for the actors, by an in-house team of designers and costume supervisors. The company will still maintain an archive of some of its most iconic pieces, which has been in place from the 19th century.

The sale will take place in the RSC’s Stratford-Upon-Avon rehearsal rooms from 28-29th September.

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