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Charlie the horse to star in Richmond panto production
A PANTOMIME horse preparing for its debut performance in Cinderella has wowed the crowds in Richmond market place – and managed to avoid turning into a pumpkin.
Charlie the horse spent Saturday (Aug 24) in Richmond as part of his preparations for the Georgian Theatre Royal’s pantomime this December.
Sarah Comerford from the theatre said although Charlie is already very affectionate, he needs to be used to lots of people making noise and giving him attention in time for his stage appearance in the classic Disney story.
She said: “He needs to be really comfortable around crowds of people – and the sooner we get him started the better.”
The theatre was giving out discount tickets for the pantomime as well as giving out balloon art to children who came to say hello to Charlie.
The theatre has been raising awareness of its fundraising campaign in its triple anniversary year - 225 years since it originally opened, 50 years since it reopened, and 10 years since it was fully restored to the building it is today.
The theatre is seeking funding to secure its future as a performance and heritage venue.
For more details on the Triple Anniversary Appeal or Cinderella visit www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk.
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