Leg warmers may have gone out of fashion after the 1980s but a few Coast knitters are hard at work making as many as they can for an upcoming theatre production.
Recently the National Youth Theatre Company asked its supporters to come up with the 600 leg warmers needed for its next show, Cats.
Jane Hansen of Red Beach, whose daughter Alice is one of five locals in the cast, has so far got two locals knitting busily for the project.
She says it’s the first time the theatre has needed volunteer knitters.
Colourful leg warmers are part of costumes needed for the whole cast of just over 300 young performers aged seven to 21. As cats have four legs, each performer needs two pairs.
The National Youth Theatre’s production of Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber runs for three days from June 21–23 at the ASB Theatre in Auckland’s Aotea Centre.
Wool to make the leg warmers is donated and more is needed in black, white, grey, beige, browns and other neutral colours as well as oranges and yellows. If you have wool to donate, drop it into Hibiscus Matters’ office in Tamariki Plaza, Orewa by Friday, March 23.