Lichfield panto helps Council Chairman raise funds for good causes

Jean Powell, Rustie Lee and Councillor Joseph Powell

Jean Powell, Rustie Lee and Councillor Joseph Powell

The final night of the Lichfield Garrick’s pantomime helped to raise money for two good causes.

Councillor Joseph Powell, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, invited civic dignitaries from across Staffordshire and the Midlands to enjoy the last performance of Aladdin.

On the night, he raised over £200 for his chosen charities – Young Carers Association (Lichfield Branch) and Rocklands Special School in Lichfield.

Cllr Powell said:

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the pantomime, which was great fun. We then had the pleasure of renewing our acquaintance with Rustie Lee backstage after the performance.  A big well done to all the cast and the behind the scenes team at the Garrick for presenting a wonderful pantomime that was full of song, dance and lots of laughs.”

Aladdin was the Lichfield Garrick’s longest running pantomime with a record 66 performances, many of which sold out. The theatre decided to add a number of extra performances to cope with the demand.

Adrian Jackson, Lichfield Garrick’s Artistic and Executive Director, said:

“I am thrilled with the success of Aladdin, and delighted that Councillor Powell and his guests were able to attend and enjoyed it so much. Our pantomimes go from strength to strength and we’re already looking forward to next year.”

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