Hospital panto cheers up children

Starlight Children's foundation put on the Aladdin pantomime for patients at Sheffield's Childrens hospital. From left, CLair Farr as Widow Twanky, Mike Ferguson as Aladdin, Tami Stone as Princess Jasmine and Matthew Pagan as Wishy Washy. Pictured with patient Laura Booth, 17
Starlight Children's foundation put on the Aladdin pantomime for patients at Sheffield's Childrens hospital. From left, CLair Farr as Widow Twanky, Mike Ferguson as Aladdin, Tami Stone as Princess Jasmine and Matthew Pagan as Wishy Washy. Pictured with patient Laura Booth, 17
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THEY had a lovely afternoon - oh yes they did!

Poorly children and their families were treated to a performance of pantomime Aladdin at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, brightening up their day with colourful costumes, songs and laughter.

The play was staged by theatre group The Panto Company for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which provides entertainment for youngsters in hospitals and hospices.

During the performance, smiling youngsters were transported to the magical world of Aladdin, marvelling at the genie’s lamp and admiring the beauty of Princess Jasmine.

The company has been touring the country for seven weeks with its summer production of Aladdin.

The event also coincided with National Play In Hospital Week, which promoted the benefits of play when used in the treatment of children.