Edinburgh Playhouse apologises after sending porn DVDs to children and families

The theatre had meant to send out recordings of its summer schools

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The Edinburgh Playhouse has been forced to apologise after it sent out hundreds of pornographic DVDs to families and children as young as 10.

The theatre had meant to send recordings of its summer schools for children, but the DVDs were reported to have featured explicit sexual content instead.

The Playhouse said the mistake was made by production company Edithouse that made the DVDs. It has now launched an investigation into how the incident happened and has recalled the DVDs.

In a statement, the production company said: “Edithouse takes full responsibility for the mistakes made in the duplication process of DVDs for the Edinburgh Playhouse, which resulted in highly inappropriate and inaccurate material being sent out to a small number of Edinburgh Playhouse customers.

“We would like to apologise sincerely to the Edinburgh Playhouse for the inconvenience and most importantly to the children and parents affected by this terrible error. We are sorry for any distress caused.”

A Playhouse spokesman said: “We took immediate measures to recall all of the DVDs, sought the advice of the police and notified those affected customers as a matter of urgency.

“The error occurred at the third party place of manufacture and we have demanded that the DVD production company launches a full investigation into the incident.”

Police said no crime had been committed as the sexually explicit DVDs were a production error, not a deliberate distribution of pornographic material to young people.

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