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New costume exhibition to hark back to Sutton Hoo's past

PUBLISHED: 15:12 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:05 20 May 2019

A new costume exhibition is due to be held in Woodbridge Picture: CHRIS MAPEY

A new costume exhibition is due to be held in Woodbridge Picture: CHRIS MAPEY

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A new exhibition is to be held in Woodbridge later this month.

Costumes created for The King's River play, which explored the story behind the Sutton Hoo burial ships will be going on display at the Longshed at the former Whisstocks boatyard.

The production was commissioned by The Woodbridge Riverside Trust and was performed in 2017.

It featured a mixture of professional actors and volunteers and was a sell-out success.

Costume designer Claire Lyth created the pieces, 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."

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