Oh yes they did! Retirement scheme puts on panto for residents
Residents at retirement scheme Bevan Court were treated to a professional panto in the comfort of their home, thanks to money raised at their summer fete.
Touring theatre company Tickled Pink Productions performed their fun-filled four-person take on the classic Beauty and the Beast to a full house of residents, family members and neighbours of our scheme in Cheylesmore, Coventry.
Panto-goers were treated to pulled pork batches, mince pies and mulled wine, with the scheme’s Christmas lights switch-on also happening on the night.
The event was made possible by the generosity of local people, as the money raised during the scheme’s summer garden party was used to fund the entertainment.
Activities coordinator Gemma Morrison, who organised the festivities, said: “The panto was a great success. We were pleased that several local families came along and we saw a few familiar faces who helped us with our garden party.
“The feedback has been amazing, the residents had a great time and it was really helped by the children among them getting involved too.
“Tickled Pink put on a great show and the costumes and songs were fantastic. At one point the whole room were waving their arms to ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman – it was so lovely.”
While the event itself was free to attend, panto-goers were invited to make a donation of their choice on the night. The proceeds will be used to provide a small gift from Santa’s Grotto for every resident at the scheme’s Christmas fete on 21 December.
Panto season is in full swing for a while yet, so our activities coordinators have arranged for residents at fellow Coventry scheme Poppy Court to be treated to a Tickled Pink performance early in the New Year too.