Theatre fan Heather, 91, says Palace shows must go on

Heather and Sarah Hemingway at the theatre

Heather and Sarah Hemingway at the theatre - Credit: Archant

In a week when the Government announced a support package for the creative arts, one fabulous fan has been keeping up the spirits at the Palace Theatre in Paignton.

Maureen McAllister, operations director at the Palace, posted on social media about a visit from 91-year-old Heather, a dedicated theatre-goer looking forward to finally watching a show again.

'Heather is one of our favourite customers and she regularly calls the theatre to check we're all OK,' said Maureen. 'She asked if she could come and see us because she misses her nights out at the theatre.

'We sat outside and chatted. She'd like to know when she can next see a show and will happily buy a ticket for everything. Theatre means so much to so many people in so many different ways. We're part of our community.'