After the enormous success of last years knitted banana campaign the Georgian Theatre Royal are excited to announce this year’s knitting challenge.
The theatre needs 3,000 woollen snowballs for this year’s pantomime Babes in the Wood and they are calling once again on the local community to pull together for the pantomime.
In 2012 the theatre amassed over 1,000 knitted bananas after calling on the local community to help. Production manager Tony Wilcock said: “We really didn’t expect to receive over 1,000 knitted bananas, we were sent bananas from all over the British Isles as well as bananas sent from Cyprus and America, the response was absolutely fantastic!”
This year the theatre are asking knitters to make pom-poms in various shapes and sizes for the production. White wool is available from the Theatre Box Office and all pom-poms can be dropped into the theatre from now until the start of Babes in the Wood on Thursday 6th December.
The Theatre will also be holding a ‘pom-pom-athon’ on Friday 12th October at 11am. The ‘pom-pom-athon’ will be hosted by Nurse Goodnight who is more commonly known as the theatres pantomime Dame, Dominic Goodwin. It will be a great opportunity for craft lovers to pop along and create snowballs, white wool and chocolate snowballs will be provided.
Instructions on how to make the perfect pom pom are available from the Box Office or e-mail email@example.com for more details.
Photo: Ladies taking part in last year's Knitathon at the theatre