Theatre Sorry Over Sex DVDs

A theatre has apologised after pornographic DVDs were accidentally sent to children and their parents.

Families were expecting to receive recordings of summer school performances from the Edinburgh Playhouse but some DVDs with "highly inappropriate'' sexual content were sent instead.

Bosses said the "horrifying'' error was made in the duplication process of the DVDs through a third party company which has also apologised for the mistake.

The theatre said they discovered what had happened within 48 hours of the DVDs being posted. It has since recalled around 100 DVDs.

A spokesman said: "The Edinburgh Playhouse apologises unequivocally for any distress caused to the families affected by this totally unacceptable and unseemly mistake.''

The company Edithouse released a statement through the theatre and 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.''

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