Regal by name, regal by nature – Princess Beatrice has agreed to become patron of York Theatre Royal.
The princess paid a visit to the costume workshops last summer during preparations for The York Mystery Plays. Princess Beatrice was keen to learn more about the plays after hearing about them at the Yorkshire Museum as part of the Queen’s visit.
Last year’s massive outdoor production of the mystery plays in Museum Gardens involved 60 costume volunteers making more than 3,000 individual items inspired by the Forties and Fifties.
The princess’s visit culminated with her turning her hand to pattern cutting, as she cut the first piece of fabric for an angel costume under the supervision of community wardrobe Supervisor Janet Hull.
York Theatre Royal Chief Executive Liz Wilson said: “We are delighted and looking forward to welcoming her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice to the Theatre Royal on her next visit to York to personally thank her for her support.”