RAISE money for good causes and have fun at the same time?
Oh yes they will. Holmfirth’s amateur actors will be using their talents later this month to raise money for five local charities.
Turn Again Theatre will stage The King’s New Clothes at Holmfirth Civic Hall from January 26 to 29.
Shows are at 7.15pm on week nights and 2.00pm and 6.00pm on Saturday.
A charity raffle will be held during each performance raising money for Brake the national road safety charity, The Royal National Lifeboats, Institution, the Kirkwood Hospice, The Maasai Heritage Preservation Foundation and the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.
Turn Again Theatre’s director Lisa Kendall is the Fundraising Co-Ordinator for Brake and so recognises the importance of raising money for good causes.
Lisa said: “I didn’t want to just raise money for my own charity, but wanted to involve local charities too, so I asked the cast for suggestions and came up with a wonderful mix of worthwhile causes.”
The show is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale telling of a vain king who is tricked into wearing what he thinks is an invisible suit.
He is told that the material is magic and can only be seen by the very intelligent. Everyone pretends they can see it – no-one wants to appear foolish. It is left to the village children to shout out “look at the king, he’s naked”.
Join in the fun with tickets at £6.00 adults and £4.00 concessions; plus discounts for families and groups from Holmfirth Tourist Information on 01484 222444 or email email@example.com;