15 August 2012

Panto season comes early at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Panto season comes early at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Panto season has come early at the Nottingham Children's Hospital as patients and their families were treated to an interactive performance of Dick Whittington.

Summer can be a particularly gloomy time for children who have to stay in hospital and the production has been specially created to give poorly children the chance to boo and hiss at the evil King Rat and cheer Dick Whittington along on his brave quest.

The pantomime has been staged exclusively for the Starlight Children's Foundation by the interactive theatre group The Panto Company and will visit 100 hospitals and hospices over the course of an eight week tour. 

Starlight aims to brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting them once-in-a-lifetime wishes and providing entertainment for children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Claire Hardy, Play Specialist at the Nottingham Children's Hospital, said: "Every year we look forward to the arrival of the Starlight panto and the entertainment and distraction it brings with it.

"Play offers poorly children a way of escaping the pain and anxiety that they might be feeling as a result of their illness and this panto is always a great dose of fun for our young patients."

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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