Archway Theatre cast and crew of Dick Whittington had a surprise when Patron of the Theatre Dame Judi Dench took her family to see the production.
The Oscar-winning actress watched the panto and took to the stage to chat to the cast and crew. She signed autographs and posed for photos.
Dame Judi is patron of the Horley theatre and a photo of her with her Oscar takes pride of place in the bar area.
In recent years, Sir Ian McKellen, patron of the Little Theatre Guild, has also visited the Archway.
The Archway is located in The Drive, Horley. For Box Office phone: 0333 666 3366* Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm or visit www.archwaytheatre.com