Monday, January 10, 2011

Pantomime breaks Geneva Convention

In the Glasgow Pavilion Theater's production The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood, character Nurse Poltis originally wore an outfit with red crosses on the hat and tunic.

But bosses were forced to change the outfit after being contacted by the British Red Cross – who revealed they were breaking the Geneva Convention and could face prosecution.

Under the Convention, unauthorised use of the Red Cross emblem is illegal.

Nurse Poltis’ outfit now features green crosses instead.

A spokesman for the organization said they had ‘no desire to be the villains of the pantomime’ but they have ‘a very serious obligation to protect the Red Cross emblem.’

They added: ‘When we contacted the theatre management, they quickly changed the cross on the nurse's costume to green and we applaud them for that.’

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