Oh yes you can design
the panto dame’s outfit!

Anthony Batey as the dame in a production of Mother Goose
Anthony Batey as the dame in a production of Mother Goose
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Youngsters across Fylde are being given the chance to decide how the dame will look in this year’s Lowther Pavilion pantomime.

Mother Goose, presented by Pendle Productions, takes place at the Lytham venue in December – and theatre officials have launched a competition to design the dame’s outfit.

Details of the competition are being distributed to local schools as well as individuals being given the chance to take part and it will be split into two age groups and four sections – freehand or colouring via an entry form for three to 11 year olds and freehand or design and make for 12 to 18 year olds.

Each section winner will receive a family ticket for Mother Goose, while the entry judged to be the overall winner will see the design made into a full-size version by acclaimed designer John Brooking, receive a framed copy of the design and up to 30 free group seats to the panto.

Closing date is October 4 and officials at Lowther and Pendle Productions are hoping it will really capture the imagination of youngsters of all ages.

“It’s all about trying to increase the inclusivity for the pantomime at the Lowther this year by getting the young people of the region to be involved in a different way,” said Tim Lince, acting chairman of the Lowther Trust and writer and director of the panto.

Pendle Productions has staged pantos at Lowther for the past three years, and all the productions featured Ian Fox as the dame, but no cast details have yet been announced for Mother Goose, which will run from December 9 to 30. Details of the Design A Dame competition, supported by the Express, from (01253) 794221 and www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk