Rooky has been a long-standing staff member since before many of our employees have worked here. Plodding around and bringing joy and cuddles to all those around him, he was certainly a special dog and resides in the hearts of all who met him. It is with great sadness that we announce that after a short battle, our beautiful theatre dog and Julia’s beloved best friend has passed away.

‘Thank you to everyone who fell for him, caressed him, made a fuss of him, fed him tit-bits (without me seeing). He absolutely loved it. Thank you to you all, Julia.’

Rooky has always been and will always be at the heart of Theatre Royal.