The magic of Christmas came to the children’s ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this December with a flying visit from some of the Sleeping Beauty pantomime cast!
Top Panto and stand-up comedy star Steve Royle led the way as the talented troupe brought festive fun, laughter and smiles all round! Two-year-old ward patient Kaya and her mum Emma were enchanted by Silly Billy’s madcap juggling antics, while the panto’s dashing Prince Philip even got down on one knee to propose to young patient Rosie Reynolds!
The colourful dame Nurse Nelly (Philip Meeks) also joined the nurse’s station to help man the phones and bring some Christmas cheer!
Health Play Specialist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Rosanne Norman, invited the pantomime to visit the children’s wards and echoed the positive response from the children who were visited on the day. "It was a great morale booster,” she said. “Not just for the children, but the families and our colleagues during this festive time. Hospital isn't always the nicest place to be, especially when you are feeling unwell but seeing Sleeping Beauty and the cast transported us all to somewhere magical."