Following the successful launch of Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy at the Everyman Theatre in November 2022 - and with tickets selling fast - the Cheltenham entertainment hub has created a very special 'golden ticket' opportunity, raising money for two Gloucestershire charities and offering prime seats for the show.
The new initiative adds to the series of fundraising activities taking place for St James City Farm in Gloucester and Scrubditch Care Farm in the Cotswolds – with the aim of raising £10,000 for each charity.
To kick off the fundraising back in October, a team of walkers made up of staff from the Everyman Theatre and volunteers and friends of St James City Farm and Scrubditch Care Farm took part in a sponsored 10-mile walk, setting off from Dick Whittington’s home at Pauntley Court and aptly finishing in Little London.
There are bucket collections for the charities too, taking place after all of the pantomime performances from Tweedy and other cast members, running through to January 2023.
The golden tickets are the last chance to see sold-out performances of Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy and give audiences the chance to watch a great festive family show, as well as help vulnerable children and adults throughout Gloucestershire by supporting the two charities.
For each ticket purchased, £68 will be donated to support the work of the Scrubditch Care Farm in North Cerney and St James City Farm and Riding School in Tredworth.
Mark Goucher, CEO of The Everyman Theatre, said: 'This year, we are supporting two Gloucestershire charities whose combined work covers much of the county. Here at the theatre, we are passionate about the work of both charities and hugely supportive of the work they undertake.
'Both organisations run fantastic community-based programmes and by offering a limited number of exclusive golden tickets, it’s a great way to raise additional money for the pantomime charities this year'.
Golden tickets are marked in the seating plan in gold and are available as a group of four tickets for selected performances, available between Tuesday 20 and Monday 26 December 2022.
For information on how to purchase a golden ticket and support
the work of the two brilliant organisations, visit everymantheatre.org.uk or call the box office on (01242) 572573.