Pantomime Horse Put Down After Breaking Leg

The arts community is mourning the loss of a true icon, with condolences pouring in from all over Australia and overseas.

Sir Prance-a-Lot, the beloved pantomime horse, was euthanized yesterday after suffering a debilitating leg injury during a spirited performance. The 8-year-old gelding, known for its impeccable comedic timing and remarkable two-person coordination, fractured its hind leg while executing an elaborate gallop-dance routine.

Witnesses say the incident occurred during the climax of the “Horsing Around” pantomime, as the hoofed thespian attempted a daring jump over an imaginary fence. Initially amused by the equine acrobatics, the audience quickly shifted from laughter to gasps as the pantomime horse collapsed in a heap of sequins and felt.

Veterinarians rushed to the scene, but the severity of the injury left them with no choice but to administer a final curtain call for the thespian steed. Sir Prance-a-Lot’s longtime partner, visibly distraught, could only muster a sombre “neigh” in remembrance of the fallen colleague.

In a heartfelt tweet, Lin-Manuel Miranda mourned the loss of Sir Prance-a-Lot, saying, “Today, we bid farewell to a true equine virtuoso. Sir Prance-a-Lot, your hoofbeats may have silenced, but your spirit will forever dance in our hearts. #RIPPrance #GoneButNotClopped.”

 In lieu of flowers, the devastated cast requests donations to fund a memorial statue—a bronze pantomime horse frozen in mid-gallop.

More to come.

The Bendigo Standard
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