Peter Pan will hope that the funds in the collection pot will not follow his lead and instead grow up and up when the much-loved pantomime stages a charity gala at the Richmond theatre this December.
Held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Theatres For Theatres appeal and the Richmond Theatre Trust (RTT), the gala night will take place on 10 December as part of the pantomime’s festive run.
VIP guests and representatives from Great Ormond Street Hospital will be welcomed through the venue’s doors, with the money raised that night and throughout the run being split between the two charities and going towards operating theatres at the renowned children’s hospital and support for the Richmond theatre’s creative learning and access work within the local community.
Talking about the fundraising gala, Richmond theatre’s General Manager Kate Wrightson said: “We are proud that this pantomime season we will be supporting the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital through their Theatres For Theatres campaign, at the same time as helping our local community through the valuable work of RTT. Knowing that the funds we raise will have such a positive impact on the lives of so many families will be a fantastic motivation for all of the staff at Richmond theatre throughout the festive season.”
Starring Henry Winkler, best known as Happy Days’ king of cool The Fonz, as the pantomime’s dastardly baddy Captain Hook, Peter Pan will bring its family friendly run to the Richmond theatre from 6 December to 12 January.