The custom-made Bernstock Speirs bunny cap for Shakespeare
All the hats for HATWALK were placed on the heads of the statues between midnight and dawn last night to preserve the secret until the very last minute. However, when our fleet-footed photographer sped round the capital at as the sun came up this morning, one hat was conspicuous by its absence.
It seems that the Bernstock Speirs creation, a tremendous bunny ears cap for William Shakespeare in Leicester Square had been swiped! Too heavy for a pigeon to carry off, it is suspected that a late-night reveler in the square took a fancy to the headgear and climbed up to steal it.
Shakespeare simply doesn't look the same without his hat
If this was you, or someone you know, please get in touch and help us recover the hat! There will be a reward from the milliners themselves on offer for the person who brings back the hat, no questions asked. The hat is too big to be worn by a normal-sized person, so it should be restored to its rightful home, on Shakespeare’s head, where everyone can enjoy it.
We need that bunny returned safely!