Costume custodians set the stage for panto

Sarah the Cook at Waitrose PNL-150712-112723001
Sarah the Cook at Waitrose PNL-150712-112723001

The Aylesbury Waterside pantomime, Dick Whittington, opens on Friday and there has been plenty going on behind the scenes to ensure the stage is set, the foyers are decorated and the costumes are full of shimmer and sparkle.

For 10 months of the year, the costumes are looked after by the panto producers.

Then in October, wardrobe mistress Naomi Weight comes on board, looking after after all of the costumes, accessories, shoes and wigs with her assistant, Emily Buckton and a team of dressers.

Naomi said: “There are a total of 40 ensemble costumes alone from villagers to rats. This year they’re getting brand new finale costumes, which I can’t wait to see on stage.

“Sarah the Cook, has the most costume changes. She has huge headdresses and different shoes to match every outfit, with gloves, tights and jewellery. ”

For your chance to win a family ticket to see Dick Whittington at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre at 5.30pm on Wednesday, December 30, and to win four of The Works’ panto sundaes, just answer this question:

Which primetime TV show was won by the show’s star, Sam Bailey? a) I’m A Celebrity b) Britain’s Got Talent c) The X Factor.

Email your answer and contact details to by Monday, December 14.