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A Most Magical Partnership

Production photos taken by Pamela Raith

We are delighted to once again be working with local company Horsey Lightly Solicitors as Principal Sponsor of our 2019 festive family show The Prince and the Pauper!

Horsey Lightly Solicitors are committed to supporting their clients across a broad range of services, from Employment Issues to Commercial Property. Because, as they attest, life is rarely predictable. This is certainly the case for the two lead characters in The Prince and the Pauper! 

Two young dreamers with very different lives long for change, until one day when their worlds collide, and they embark on a thrilling adventure beyond their wildest imaginations. Switching places to live each other’s lives, will they ever be the same again?

As Principal Sponsor, the team from Horsey Lightly were invited into the rehearsal room on the first day of rehearsals to meet the cast and creative team behind the show. Jeremy Fitzgibbon, Alison Whistler and Claire Dyson enjoyed an exclusive behind-the-scenes presentation from the show’s designer Katie Lias and director Abigail Pickard Price.

Jeremy Fitzgibbon, Alison Whistler and Claire Dyson from Horsey Lightly with Katie Lias, Abigail Pickard-Price and the cast of The Prince and the Pauper.

Claire Dyson, Regulatory Standards Manager said: “Horsey Lightly have been proud supporters of The Watermill Theatre and its contributions to the community for many years and we are delighted to be Principal Sponsor of The Prince and the Pauper this Christmas.

We are lucky to have this theatrical gem on our doorstep and Horsey Lightly look forward to many more years working with The Watermill to ensure it can keep up the excellent work.”

Alison Whistler and Claire Dyson with the cast of The Prince and the Pauper.

In order to share the magic with even more young people Horsey Lightly generously donated a number of complimentary tickets to a local group of looked after asylum seeking young people who are supported by West Berkshire Council Children’s Services team. Several of these children had never been to a theatre before, so this was a very special opportunity for them.

Nathan Bray, the council’s Leaving Care Personal Adviser works closely with the Group. He said: “We are very grateful to The Watermill and Horsey Lightly Solicitors for providing these tickets. They really went the extra mile, arranging for our young people to meet the cast and take photos after the performance. This means a great deal to the young people, who enjoyed the experience, especially the music and dancing.”

The cast of The Prince and the Pauper with the group of young people after the show

We would like to say a huge thank you to Horsey Lightly Solicitors for their generosity.

Principal Sponsor

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities at The Watermill Theatre please contact Jo Bycroft, Development Director on 01635 570928 or email jobycroft@watermill.org.uk.