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Costume call for York Mystery Plays 2012

There are literally hundreds of different ways to get involved with the Mystery Plays this year, here is an option that might suit some people:

With this year’s performances being set in the 1920s, 30s & 40s, the project are appealing to York’s community, to raid attics and wardrobes for anything that is from, or looks as though it’s from, the 1920s, 30s, 40s or 50s.

Even if items are in need of repair or are stained, we’re interested. Men’s suits, women’s tea dresses, hats, gloves, handbags. Army, Navy, RAF uniforms… think Dad’s Army, Vera Drake or Call the Midwife. If you’re not sure if it’s right – bring it along anyway.

Clothes can be dropped at York Theatre Royal as well as other theatres across the region including: West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, Harrogate Theatre, Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, and also Friargate Theatre in York – the base for Riding Lights Theatre Company. Please drop off clothes on Sat 3 March between 10am and 4pm. There will be a York Mystery Plays volunteer at each venue ready to collect your items. Please do ntoe that we can’t return any of the clothes donated as they may be altered.

All donations will be greatly received, and will significantly help with the huge task the Mystery Plays have of clothing all 600 cast members.


Sounds like a good chance to have a clear out or a spring clean?