Peter Pan pantomime audiences give £4,000 boost to four local charities
Pantomime audiences at the Theatre Royal Bath have raised £4,400 to be split between four charities. Collections were made over seven days during Christmas week – from Sunday, December 23, to Sunday December 30 – by the theatre’s front of house staff and volunteers after performances of Peter Pan. Star Paul Nicholas, who plays Captain Hook and Mr Darling in the pantomime; Rebecca Wheatley, well known to TV viewers for her role in Casualty and who plays Mermaid Persil and Mrs Darling in the panto; Tim Edwards who plays the title role of Peter Pan and Rachel Grundy who plays Tinker Bell joined members of the Theatre Royal’s front of house team to celebrate the donations. Actress Rebecca Wheatley said: “Thank you to everyone who made a contribution during Charities Week at the Theatre Royal. We are so proud to hand over this fantastic sum of money raised by our generous pantomime audiences to four brilliant charities “Your kindness will help each of these vital good causes as they continue to provide much needed support in the local community in 2019.” The sum will be divided equally between the Bath and District MS Society, Mentoring Plus, St. John Ambulance and The Forever Friends Appeal. The Peter Pan pantomime runs at the Theatre Royal Bath until Sunday.
Pantomime stars with Theatre Royal ushers, from left: Jack Cottrell; Rebecca Wheatley; Tim Edwards; Rachel Grundy; Paul Nicholas ; and John Gould pictured at the theatre after announcing that collections from pantomime goers had raised over £4,000 for four charities