A special guest star was in Richmond this week to kick off the Georgian Theatre Royal's 'Race for Lace' pantomime appeal.
Miniature Shetland, Charlie, has a key role in this year's glittering production, Cinderella, which opens on 7 December. He arrived at the historic playhouse with a consignment of tablecloths, napkins and curtains in response to the call for unwanted lace to be brought to the Theatre in order to be turned into a spectacular part of the show.
On hand to receive the delivery was theatre volunteer, Pat Swaby, in Georgian costume to mark the 225th anniversary of the landmark venue, an event that will be reflected in the pantomime itself.
The theatre is also appealing for volunteers to give the donated fabric a dramatic 'lace-over' under the direction of the Cinderella set designer, Kelly Jago, before the full rehearsals start at the end of November. Willing volunteers who would like to help create the stunning lace-over are asked to leave their contact details at the box office who will be in touch regarding dates.
Please drop any unwanted lace in to the Georgian Theatre on Victoria Road in Richmond by Saturday 23rd November. To take part in the Cinderella 'lace over', call 01748 825252.
Photo: Charlie and volunteer, Pat Swaby, kick off the Georgian Theatre Royal's Cinderella 'Race for Lace' appeal.