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Starlight brings festive cheer to Chelsea Children’s Hospital with an Interactive performance of Sleeping Beauty

10 January 2014

A visit to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital from Starlight’s Christmas pantomime brought a dose of festive fun and laughter to young patients on the 9 January.

A visit to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital from Starlight’s Christmas pantomime brought a dose of festive fun and laughter to young patients on the 9 January.

Starlight’s Sleeping Beauty was staged on Mercury Ward on Thursday morning. Rachel Fitzpatrick, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Play Services Manager said; “Every year we look forward to the arrival of Starlight’s Christmas Panto. It’s always a really engaging show and it’s a wonderful escape for our young patients. Play is proven to significantly improve a poorly child’s hospital experience and Starlight’s Christmas Panto is a fantastic distraction from their illness.”

Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national charity that provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices and grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children. The pantomime has been staged exclusively for Starlight by the interactive theatre group The Panto Company and Chelsea Children’s Hospital was visited as part of an eight week tour of the country’s hospitals and hospices.

Heather Foster, who plays Aurora and The Queen in Sleeping Beauty, said; “Starlight’s Christmas Panto is designed to be really engaging and entertaining for the children and we hope that the performance at the Chelsea Children’s Hospital gave the patients there a good dose of fun! From their beaming smiles, it certainly looked as though they were enjoying the show!”