It’s behind you! - Panto cast hitch ride on charity London bus

The Theatre Royal panto cast joined the inaugural run of the Routemaster bus which is doing free run

The Theatre Royal panto cast joined the inaugural run of the Routemaster bus which is doing free runs for shoppers in return for donations to the Benjamin Foundation. Picture: Norwich Theatre Royal - Credit: Norwich Theatre Royal

Some of the cast of this year's Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime have shown their support for a festive fundraising initiative in Norwich by jumping aboard a London Routemaster bus.

The bus will be offering free lifts to festive shoppers until December 24. Passengers will be encouraged to make a donation to the Benjamin Foundation.

Stephen Godward (who plays Lord Teddy Norbridge in Sleeping Beauty) said: 'It was just a wonderful experience. I have lots of happy memories of travelling on a Routemaster bus although they always tended to be green. It is fantastic to travel in an authentic red one.'

One of the panto ensemble Rhiannon Hopkins added: 'It has been fantastic to be among the first passengers. It was just like going back in time.'

The new service is going to operate on a hop-on and hop-off service in Norwich City Centre at various stops including Castle Meadow, St Stephen's Street, City Hall and Norwich Rail Station.


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