Nurse Poltis dons her new green cross
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Panto star told his costume breaks Geneva Convention

A Glasgow theatre has had to change a pantomime costume after being told it was breaking the Geneva Convention.

The dress worn by Nurse Poltis in the Pavilion Theatre production of Robin Hood originally had red crosses on the hat and tunic.

These were changed to green crosses after the British Red Cross informed the theatre it was breaking the law and could face prosecution.

Unauthorised use of the emblem violates the Geneva Conventions Act 1957.

Dean Park, who plays the character Nurse Poltis in the show, told the BBC he thought it was all a joke.

  • 07 Jan 2011
  • From the section UK