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Kim Cattrall frocks flogged on ebay

Walk like an Egyptian as Liverpool Playhouse auctions Cleo costumes

Published on December 14th 2010.

Kim Cattrall frocks flogged on ebay

FANS of Kim Cattrall - and we are talking about a very special kind of fan here - are to be given a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.

Not only will they be able to touch the clothing of the Sex and the City star, but they will be able to dress up in it and belly dance around the front room. Maybe.

The Liverpool Playhouse is auctioning three dresses worn by the actress, in her recent appearance in Antony and Cleopatra, to raise funds for the artistic programme.

The items will be on ebay on Sunday 12 December from 7.30pm and you will have a week to bid on these original items from the production.

Cattrall received mostly favourable reviews for her performance as the Queen of the Nile in the city of her birth and the theatre she visited as a child. Her family left for Canada when she was three.

Gemma Bodinetz, Artistic Director of the Everyman and Playhouse said: “We hope that the auction of these costumes will bring pleasure to any theatre/film aficionados and will help us continue to produce work of such scale and ambition."

Each dress comes with a signed picture of Cattrall in the corresponding outfit which were designed by Liverpool-born designer Peter McKintosh for the production in which The Times heaped the praise: “People will boast ‘I saw Kim Cattrall’s Cleopatra'”.

The items being auctioned include two floor-length dresses, one in cream with an ornate gold neckline and another black and white dress with a decorative belt. The theatres will also be auctioning a black skirt with a gold bodice. A conversation stopper, you will agree, and perfect for those suburban toga parties.

However we are not told what sizes the dresses are, so perhaps they, like the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch or Princess Diana's wedding dress, are destined only for display in a case.

A Playhouse spokesman told us: “We are not publicising what size the dresses are due to the personal nature of that information."

They added that they certainly wouldn’t want people knowing what size they took and they were "sure Kim was the same". Fuller hips, cinched waist? He didn't explain.

Weep, Gok Wan. Weep.

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

InfamyDecember 10th 2010.

Oh jeezis.

AnonymousDecember 10th 2010.

This is just SO gay

LurkioDecember 10th 2010.

Are any of the gents' costumes being sold.

I wouldn't mind a large helmet for Christmas.

Ludicrus SextusDecember 10th 2010.

You'll be buffing your helmet by the New Year

Ludicrus SextusDecember 10th 2010.

Of course by this I mean that our salty sea air causes rapid tarnishing of polished metals...

A bit of Rumpy PompeiDecember 10th 2010.

Woe, woe, and thrice woe! Or as some people call it; Sex In The City 3.

scrubberDecember 11th 2010.

"Does my asp look big in this?"

NauseusDecember 13th 2010.

Scrubba, you're talking a load of cobras!

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