Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds hunts for the next big feline star

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The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, is calling upon the local community to help find a cat who purrrrfectly resembles the famous Vienna, Rigsby’s furry, four-legged friend and star of ITV hit comedy, Rising Damp, in a competition that sees the winning cat (and owners) meeting the cast and enjoying a pair of tickets to this hilarious show.

Theatre Royal, along with the cast, are asking you to take a long hard look at your precious pet and see if he or she bears any resemblance to Rupert Rigsby’s faithful black and white tomcat, Vienna.

Think your cat stands a chance? Take a quick snap and send it to the Theatre via email, Facebook, Twitter or post and they will compile the community’s entries into an online Facebook gallery, where you can view and vote for your favourite feline.

The competition marks the countdown to the arrival of the brilliant stage adaption of ITV’s top televised comedy, Rising Damp.


Entries will be welcome until Friday 23 May. Tabbies need not apply.

Vienna Competition, Theatre Royal, 6 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QR

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