Young patients on the children’s wards at Milton Keynes University Hospital were treated to a surprise visit from the stars of Milton Keynes Theatre pantomime, Aladdin, today.
The visit, which was organised by Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, saw cast members including Joe Pasquale and Lee Mead stop by to spread Christmas cheer and entertain staff, patients, and their families – dressed in full pantomime attire!
Sarah Watson, Communications Manager at Milton Keynes Theatre, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to bring the Aladdin cast along to Milton Keynes University Hospital to visit the children’s wards. It’s always something the actors love to get involved in and it’s a great opportunity to bring the magical world of panto to children who otherwise might miss out.”
Jenny Howells, Senior Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, added: “We are so grateful to Milton Keynes Theatre and the cast of Aladdin for taking time out to visit our young patients. It’s not every day we get to bring the pantomime to our hospital!”