'Super darling!' Theatre goers and collectors scrap over 'Everyman sell off'



2015-06-26 12:30:13

'Super darling!' Theatre goers and collectors scrap over 'Everyman sell off'

A very rare opportunity to own a piece of theatre history has presented itself in Liverpool, UK...

Memorabilia from one of the UK's most important regional theatres is currently up for grabs.

Seats from Liverpool's Everyman Playhouse will be among the main lots in the sale, which will raise money towards the venue's 28m redevelopment.

Benches and Corinthian style pillars will also be on offer from the Hope Street theatre.

Opened in 1964, the Everyman helped propel actors such as Jonathan Pryce, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters to prominence.

The executive director of Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Deborah Aydon, said: "Many people have expressed a wish to have a memento of the old building as it makes way for the Everyman's new incarnation."

Interested parties can submit sealed bids to the theatre up until Monday August 8.

Seats from major venues can often interest collectors with a personal connection to the place.

Earlier this month, a 1920s wooden seat from Rangers' Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow was snapped up by a football memorabilia collector for 1,000, well above its 300 estimate.

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Theatre props and costumes likewise can make significant sums, particularly if linked with a famous name.

Costumes worn by David Tennant and Sir Ian McKellen were among 15,000 garments auctioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in a 55,000 sale in February.

A green embroidered doublet and breeches donned by David Tennant for his role as Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost in 2008, made 450 at the sale.

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