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Costume exhibition set to bring history to life in Woodbridge

News ArticleCostume exhibition set to bring history to life in Woodbridge

A costume exhibition is set to bring history to life as part of a week-long celebration of one of England’s most exciting archaeological discoveries. It will take place at The Longshed between May 25 and June 3 from 10am until 4pm daily.

The event includes a film of the original production, costume demonstrations, discussions, a musical “performance”, and poetry readings.

The costumes – which were created for The King’s River, a play which explores the story behind the Sutton Hoo burial ship – will be on display at The Longshed, the former Whisstocks Boatyard site.

The production was a sell-out success when it was performed in 2017 and included a range of costumes designed by Claire Lyth.

She said: “It is fantastic to be able to show some of the magic of the backstage story behind The King’s River, demonstrating the work of the volunteer sewers and knitters of Woodbridge”.

“We are extremely lucky to have Sutton Hoo on our doorstep here in Woodbridge and we are delighted to be able to bring our interpretation of the elements of the past to life in this tangible way.”

The production was originally commissioned by The Woodbridge Riverside Trust.

The event includes a film of the original production, costume demonstrations, discussions, a musical “performance”, and poetry readings.

For a full programme visit the events page