Aurora gets her wings for Christmas

Kings Theatre 'Aurora' complete with wings
Kings Theatre 'Aurora' complete with wings
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STANDING on top of the Kings Theatre, the golden Aurora statue has been given her angel wings just in time for Christmas.

The statue, with her torch held high, will be lit during the festive season as part of the Albert Road Christmas lights display.

Aurora’s wings were fitted with the help of firefighters from Southsea fire station and the Kings Theatre technical team.

Sandra Smith, promotions manager at the theatre, said: ‘This has never happened before.

‘She looks really great and we are so grateful to the station’s team who braved really wet and windy weather to get the wings up and fitted.’

The original ‘Lady’ statue was removed during the Second World War as a safety measure and was later discovered in a scrap yard and returned to the theatre.

That statue now stands in the foyer.

Aurora is a replacement statue made of glass fibre. The name was chosen to represent a new dawn in the theatre’s history.