Join the Great Gloucestershire Golden Egg Hunt
By David Wood
Drumroll please for the region's newest and most egg-citing charitable initiative!
The Everyman Theatre has unveiled a brand-new countywide egg trail that will see this year's pantomime leap off the stage and land in various locations across Gloucestershire.
From Monday 30th October, ten giant golden eggs will be located at a range of iconic venues across the county, in celebration of the theatre's 2023 pantomime, Mother Goose. Families will be encouraged to hunt down the objects for the chance to win tickets to the show.
The popular locations will host the gleaming golden eggs throughout November, with people being asked to share their photographs on social media, to be in with a chance to win one of 10 family tickets to see Mother Goose, which stars Gloucestershire favourite Tweedy in the titular role. There is one family ticket available for each egg hunt location.
Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester and Allsorts in the centre of Stroud, for whom Tweedy is charity patron and ambassador respectively, are this year's recipients of all the charitable donations generated by the pantomime. Both organisations are dedicated to providing everyday fun activities and support to young children and their families who are experiencing challenging circumstances or require additional support.
There are plenty of opportunities to discover the eggs from Tewkesbury to Cinderford and Stroud to Bourton-on-the-Water, and the more eggs you snap, the greater your chance of winning a family ticket for up to five people to see Tweedy in Mother Goose in Cheltenham!
Rachael Fletcher, Allsorts fundraising manager, said: "What a fabulous idea, a Golden Egg Hunt, with the added bonus of being in with a chance of winning tickets to see Allsorts favourite clown, Tweedy in Mother Goose!.
"We are so proud to have been chosen, along with Home-Start as the beneficiaries of the charitable donations generated by the pantomime this year. These funds are invaluable to us, as they will help support our programme of activities for disabled children and their families throughout Gloucestershire.
"Thank you so much to The Everyman Cheltenham, and Tweedy for your support, we look forward to seeing everyone's egg-citing photos!."
So, crack on and find the 10 eggs, they are super eye-catching and can be found along the trail at:
2. Dunkerton's Cider in Cheltenham
5. Octavia's Book Shop in Cirencester
6. Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water
8. Dean Heritage Centre in Cinderford
Families are encouraged to share their egg hunt discoveries on social media using the hashtag #MotherGooseChelt to help spread the joy and egg-citement. Each photo shared increases your chance of winning one of the family tickets.
There are plenty of opportunities to see Mother Goose at the Everyman Theatre throughout the festive season, with 54 shows to choose from between Friday 24th November and Sunday 7th January, including audio-described and relaxed performances. Peak performances are selling fast, however there are great family rates still available on selected off-peak performances.
For more information and to book, visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 01242 572573. May the best egg hunters win!
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