Pam Myers from Richmond, who knitted 250 leaves for our decorative beanstalk, has been named the most prolific leaf knitter of them all!
The beanstalk has been constructed to celebrate this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk and can now be seen ‘growing’ from the Theatre’s ground floor foyer to the ceiling of its second floor gallery area. It is covered with around 2,500 knitted and crocheted leaves of all shapes, sizes and colours.
Clare Allen, the Theatre's Chief Executive, is delighted with the response to the leaf appeal. “It has been fantastic to see so many leaves pouring into the Theatre and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has so kindly sent in leaves. The pantomime embraces the whole community and it is wonderful to have had so many people involved.
“We thought it would be a bit of fun to make an award to the person who knitted the most leaves and our congratulations go to Pam who has made such an outstanding effort”, she added.
The trophy was kindly donated by CJ Lightfoot Jewellers in Richmond and has been engraved to commemorate the event.
Pam Myers, who won the award, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed making leaves for the pantomime and I even took my knitting on holiday with me. Each one takes around 20-30 minutes to complete so it has all added up to a lot of fun hours! Over the past few weeks, there have been leaves everywhere at home and my husband has even joked that they were taking over the house. But then magic beanstalks are supposed to do that sort of thing aren’t they?!”