It is with a great sense of sadness that the closure is announced of Troubadour Costume Hire after 30 years in the theatre and entertainment industry.
The untimely passing of Troubadour’s founder, Peter Gardner, in May last year marked the end of an era. Efforts have been made to keep Peter’s legacy going over the last few months, but without his expertise and mechanical knowledge about cartoon character creation, it has proved impossible.
The building has to be vacated by the end of March, and the only way to move everything out is by means of an “EVERYTHING MUST GO” clearance sale at rock-bottom prices. There are over 6 000 costumes and outfits up for sale, along with the tools of the trade – sewing machines, fabric, props, sound equipment and much more – far too many items to mention individually.
Please spread the word through the theatre communities, then come and browse through Troubadour, and take away a piece or two of Durban history. You’ll be amazed at the range of items available.