Knitted apples appeal from theatre ahead of pantomime

Volunteers at Richmonds Georgian Theatre Royal with some of the knitted apples.
Volunteers at Richmonds Georgian Theatre Royal with some of the knitted apples.

Volunteers at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal have got knitting to produce apples for this year’s Snow White pantomime.

The theatre is now appealing for people to knit more apples so they can be used during the 60 performances of the theatre’s festive production.

The initiative follows a now well-established tradition of knitting campaigns connected to the pantomime.

Clare Allen, theatre chief executive and director of Snow White, said: “One of the great things about our pantomime is that it involves the whole community

“People tend to think of pantomime as the domain of children but we find it popular with all age groups from infants through to centenarians, so our activities aim to make everyone part of the action.

”In recent years, the knitting campaigns have really caught on and we find as soon as one pantomime finishes people are asking what we will be knitting the following year.

“How the apples will actually be used in the show is of course top secret and all will be revealed when the curtain goes up.”

Finished apples can be handed in at the Box Office or posted to The Georgian Theatre Royal on Victoria Road, Richmond, DL10 4DW. The deadline for handing in the apples is Monday 28 November.

Snow White runs from Saturday 3 December until Sunday 8 January 2017. Tickets are available at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk or by calling 01748 825252.