Kids show cancels UK tour after Peterborough theft
30 April 2019, 16:45 | Updated: 30 April 2019, 17:08
The production company behind children's play Dear Zoo has cancelled the rest of its UK tour dates after its truck was stolen in Peterborough.
The play's based on books by the children's author Rod Campbell - and HAD been travelling to theatres around the country - before their white Mercedes box van was STOLEN.
It had something in the order of 50-THOUSAND pounds worth of props, costumes and set pieces inside.
It has a 67 number plate and a tracker indicates it could now be in the Grantham area.
The production company behind children's play Dear Zoo has cancelled the rest of its UK tour dates after its truck was stolen.
The play is based on books by children's author Rod Campbell and had been travelling to theatres all over the UK.
Producer Chris Davis said the Mercedes truck was stolen in Peterborough in the early hours of Saturday with about £50,000 of props, costumes and set pieces inside.
The firm wrote on Twitter that it was "devastating", and that "with regret" it has cancelled the rest of the dates on its spring and summer tour.
Cambridgeshire Police said investigations are continuing into the theft.
Mr Davies said the truck was fitted with a tracking device that indicates it could now be in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Its number plate is CA67 NLX and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
The show was staged to celebrate 35 years since Dear Zoo was published. It is the story of a child who writes to a zoo asking to be sent a pet.