The ticket income for the first performance of Hansel and Gretel goes to the Hospice, whilst tickets to our second preview are free to invited groups. There is the opportunity for audiences to contribute additional donations to the Hospice in the foyer.
One of the signs - here at the theatre - that Christmas is nearly upon us, is the annual call for goody-bag-stuffers. Children who attend the charity previews get free goody bags. This year, as well as Citz merchandise, we've had generous contributions from the hospice itself, Candylicious and Glencrest.
The festive stuffing session, which was this afternoon - is our first real excuse of the season to stick some Christmas tunes on, start the "what are you doing for the holidays" banter and compete over who has the most efficient goody-bag-stuffing strategy. Martin's five-at-a-time this year took it a step too far! Here's a few colourful snaps of our afternoon:
Thanks to the cast of Aladdin has a Waash at the Baths, who helped out this afternoon. Right, back to the grindstone.