Children from across the region have been taking part in the Georgian Theatre Royal’s pantomime arts and crafts competition, with dozens of Rapunzel-inspired models and artwork being submitted from children as young as two.
“I am always amazed by the imaginativeness of the entries as well as the skills and creativity used to make them,” said the pantomime’s director and theatre manager, Clare Allen.
“Such a lot of effort has obviously gone into creating each one, making it a very hard task to pick out the winners, especially as we had so many entries. A massive thanks to everyone who took part.”
“The Georgian Theatre Royal’s pantomime is a real community event that involves both young and old – whether as a member of the audience or by taking part in our many panto-related activities, such as knitting and arts and craft.”
The winner of the category for entries from children aged 6 and under was Florence, aged 5, with Arthur, 4, as runner-up; the winner of the category for entries from children aged 7 and over was George, 9, with Larna, 7, as runner-up; the joint winners of the best coloured-in picture or 2-D artwork were Barney and Os, 10, with Alice, 7, as runner-up.
The director’s prize for the most imaginative entry was won by Arthur, aged 8.
The competition artwork will be displayed in the theatre during the run of the pantomime which continues until January 7.
Tickets are available from the box office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service on the theatre’s website: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk