Tributes after death of man who signed Norwich Theatre Royal pantos for deaf and hard of hearing

PUBLISHED: 17:12 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 26 February 2018

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Norwich Theatre Royal. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Tributes have been paid following the death of a man who interpreted many of the pantomimes at Norwich’s Theatre Royal for the deaf and hard of hearing.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Jim Dunne died at the weekend.

A spokesman for Norwich Theatre Royal said: “Jim was much-loved by our staff for his dedication and attention to detail as well as his wry and dry sense of humour.

“It was a privilege to have worked with him and we send our condolences to his family and friends.

“He had a long association with us signing many shows and was particularly known for his BSL interpretation of our pantomimes for many years.

“His energy and enthusiasm on stage was infectious and he was frequently part of the action during the festive production as panto dame and show director Richard Gauntlett tried to involve him as much as he could.”

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