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Theatre Says Sorry After Sending Porn DVDs To Children

A father described the film sent to his 10-year-old daughter as "absolutely disgusting filth".

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A theatre has apologised after accidentally sending porn DVDs to children.

The Edinburgh Playhouse was supposed to send recordings of its summer schools to around 100 children, but parents reported viewing pornographic material on the DVDs.The father of a 10-year-old girl who was reportedly sent the DVD was quoted by the BBC as saying the film was “absolutely disgusting filth”.The theatre has blamed the production company behind the film and the DVDs have now been recalled.
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The Edinburgh Playhouse was supposed to send recordings of its summer schools to around 100 children, but parents reported viewing pornographic material on the DVDs.

The father of a 10-year-old girl who was reportedly sent the DVD was quoted by the BBC as saying the film was “absolutely disgusting filth”.

The theatre has blamed the production company behind the film and the DVDs have now been recalled.

A 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

Edithouse, the production company behind the DVDs, has taken responsibility for the mistake. The company said in a statement:

Edithouse takes full responsibility for the mistakes made in the duplication process of DVD's 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.

The BBC reported that police said no crime was committed in the distribution of the DVDs as it was a production mistake rather than deliberate circulation of pornographic material to children.