EVER wanted to hit the town dressed as Alice in Wonderland, Long John Silver or Peter Pan?

Theatre buffs were given the chance to dress up as their favourite stage characters – and take their costumes home – at a sale of outfits and stage props by Oxford’s Creation Theatre Company.

The weekend one-off pop-up theatrical thrift shop at the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership, (OYAP Trust) base in, Cemetery Road, Bicester, raised thousands of pounds for the drama company, who are behind Oxford’s best-loved productions.

Items on offer ranged from Snow White’s dress, pirate suits, costumes from Shakespeare plays and the Mad Hatter’s headgear.

The group also sold off stage props, including the large letters from the illuminated Neverland sign which graced the stage at the North Wall arts centre in Summertown for last Christmas’s big production of Peter Pan, and a pair of wooden boats and puppet cormorant which featured in the summer show Swallows and Amazons, performed in Oxford’s University Parks.

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Quirkier items included the futuristic clothing worn by the actors in their productions of Aldous Huxley’s science fiction classic Brave New World at the Westgate centre and Alice in Wonderland’s red dress. Many of the pieces were by Creation designer, Ryan Dawson Laight.

Tamsin Purchase, Creation’s marketing and sales manager, said: “A fantastic weekend was had by all. Imagine the scene: boats, treasure chests, puppet parrots, the cormorant from Swallows and Amazons, Cinderella’s gown, Snow White’s dusty pink frou frou skirt along with an abundance of costume hats.

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“One bargain hunter had seen the Christmas 2016 performance of Snow White, and had secretly coveted her skirt, covered in delicate pink flowers. She said she had seen it in the show, and bought it to wear at her summer ball! She couldn’t stop smiling.”

Creation’s Charlie Morley said: “We uncovered some hidden gems that we were sad to see go, but excited to see move to a good home.”

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