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April 18   -   Guardian

Free seats for wildlife-costumed fans at Grange Park Opera's new theatre

Plan among several unorthodox elements in £10m development in grounds of stately pile inherited by Bamber Gascoigne

Forget dressing smart or casual for the opera. If you dress up as a fox, badger, bat or indeed any woodland creature at the UK’s newest opera house then you may well get a free seat in a box.

Animals have been sensitively moved during the construction of Grange Park Opera’s new theatre, due to open in June, so its founder and chief executive, Wasfi Kani, has decided to create a dedicated box for woodland animals.

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