Theatre needs help from knitters

Last year's 'knit-athon'.  Picture ' Right Click Studios
Last year's 'knit-athon'. Picture ' Right Click Studios
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After the enormous success of last year’s knitted banana campaign the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond has announced this year’s knitting challenge to help its pantomime production.

In 2011 the theatre amassed more than 1,000 knitted bananas after calling on the local community to help.

This year 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 production.

It is asking knitters to make pom-poms in various shapes and sizes for the production. White wool is available from the theatre’s box office and all pom-poms can be dropped into the theatre from now until the start of Babes in the Wood on Thursday, December 6.

The theatre will also be holding a ‘pom-pom-athon’ on Friday, October 12, at 11am.

The ‘pom-pom-athon’ will be hosted by Nurse Goodnight – who is more commonly known as the theatre’s pantomime dame, Dominic Goodwin.

Instructions on how to make the perfect pom-pom are available from the box office or by e-mailing for more details.