The search is on for a purr-fect feline star to mark the new production of the classic ITV comedy, Rising Damp coming to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Mon 1 - Sat 6 July.
In the original TV series, landlord Rigsby had at least one friend in the form of his black and white cat Vienna, and to celebrate the arrival of the new comedy production to Woking, the company behind the show are on the lookout for a black and white cat to be the shows official mascot during its time at the New Victoria Theatre.
Pet owners are being invited to put their pets forward for the role by emailing the theatre with a photo of their cat. The chosen cat will take on the role of Vienna as the mascot for Woking and meet and pose with the cast of the show for a photocall - so camera shy moggies need not apply! The owner and guest will also win some tickets, drinks and ice creams to see the show on the opening night. The winning cat will be selected by a panel of judges which will include the show’s producers.
Brought to the stage by the same producers who revived Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies and BBC’s Birds of a Feather, the production has the writing talents of Eric Chappell and is directed by original cast member Don Warrington.
So if you think your cat would be ‘feline’ a chance to be in the limelight - simply email a photo of your cat to firstname.lastname@example.org which the subject title - Vienna Rising Damp by 27 June. The winning cat and owner will need to come to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Monday 1 July.