A DOG OWNER is desperately trying to find her pet’s lost bandana before he stars in a musical next week.

Diane Pickett ordered the custom prop online for her seven-year-old bulldog, Bertie, but is worried it has been delivered to the wrong address.

The 48-year-old, of Carden Avenue, Brighton, said: “I had it specially made for him and it means the world to me, I’m devastated.

“I looked at the receipt I was sent and it said it was delivering to 21 Carden Avenue, but I checked on my sat nav and with the postman and that address doesn’t exist.

“I’m hoping it’s been returned to the post office, but it did have a BN1 postcode though, so it might be in Brighton.”

The bandana is pink with five red stars and a red and white polka dot bow. It says “Legally Blonde Rufus” on it.

Diane said: “The lady I ordered it from is very talented and enjoys sewing.

“Last year, she made Bertie a bandana out of American flags, and this year he was going to have a new one.”

Bertie is supposed to wear the latest bandana in a production of Legally Blonde starting next Wednesday at the Attenborough Centre at Sussex University

He will play Rufus the bulldog, and is no stranger to the role – he has played it four times previously at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, Brighton Youth Theatre and Chichester University.

He earned the part at the Theatre Royal by winning a competition.

Diane said: “I’m so passionate about doing this and he means so much to me.

“It’s no use to anybody else, it’s made specially for him.”

Diane said the two of them really enjoy being a part of these productions.

She said: “It’s all voluntary but I love it and I’m really proud of him. We just do it for the fun of it.

“It gets you out of the house and you get to watch a production go from nothing to an amazing show.

“It’s great to be a part of that as well.”

Sussex Musical Theatre Society’s production of Legally Blonde will have its first performance on Wednesday at 7.30pm and will run until March 2.

It will also feature a “cake “that will be presented to Bertie’s character, Rufus, which Diane made herself.

She is asking people to keep an eye out for the bandana.

Diane said: “It’s only an envelope, about the size of an A4 piece of paper.

“I’m a bit upset, and I would really like to get it back before next Wednesday.”

If you have received Bertie’s bandana, let us know by emailing: harry.bullmore@theargus.co.uk