Pam Weston penned a poignant letter to the editor of the Toronto Star about the announcement that the Princess of Wales will be pulled down.
Sad to see this theatre go
I am writing because last week’s news that David Mirvish plans to tear down the Princess of Wales Theatre has hit me on a much more personal level than it would most Torontonians. You see, I have spent more time there than almost anyone else.
I have had the good fortune to have been the wardrobe supervisor on every show that originated at the Princess of Wales, from Miss Saigon to War Horse. In between, I have dressed the famous and the not-so-famous. I have had Happy Birthday sung to me by hobbits, orcs and lions.
After more than 19 years, I think of the Princess of Wales Theatre as my home away from home so I will be very sad to see her go. When the Princess of Wales Theatre becomes a hole in the ground, it will leave a hole in my life.
Pamela Weston, Toronto