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Grenfell Tower: Kids' theatre group to perform at school close to the stricken building

The Really Big Pants Theatre Company will be at Bevington Primary School after entering the Authors for Grenfell auction

A theatre company will perform for children at a school close to Grenfell Tower to help raise funds for the disaster.

The Really Big Pants Theatre Company will visit Bevington Primary School on Friday (July 14), after it donated a show to the Authors for Grenfell auction.

The auction received publicity when Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy , said he would name a new character in an upcoming book after a teenage girl who is believed to have died in the fire.

A retired headteacher bid £200 for the Really Big Pants lot, and it will now perform at the Bevington Road school.

(L-r) Joe Bromley and Willow Nash from The Really Big Pants Theatre Company will perform at Bevington Primary School(Image: ID Photography)

Really Big Pants is a theatre in education group, and its show is an environmental quest where the audience must help us defeat a dastardly litterbug pirate.

It is based in Shepherd’s Bush , close to Grenfell Tower.

A spokesman said: “We wanted to give a school that had been affected by this terrible disaster a joyous communal experience before the end of term, and we know how theatre is a shared experience that brings a sense of togetherness.”

Innocent Drinks, also based close to Grenfell Tower, in Ladbroke Grove, is donating 300 drinks for the show, and Scoop Magazine is providing mini-mags for upper KS2.

The Authors for Grenfell auction saw Mr Pullman agree to a character in his book after 15-year-old Nur Huda El-Wahabi.

The auction raised more than £170,000 for the London Fire Relief Fund through the British Red Cross.

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