Audiences to Dick Whittington and his Cat are thoroughly enjoying the show this festive period. We wanted to go further and make the pantomime accessible to even more people and so for the very first time, we are sharing a recording of the pantomime with care homes and residential homes across Norfolk, completely free of charge.
Our Dick Whittington and his Cat stars Siân Reeves (Queen Rat), and Joe Pollard (Idle Jack) surprised a Hawthorns Care Home in Norwich this morning with a copy of the pantomime on DVD for residents to watch and enjoy over the Christmas period! The duo delighted residents with songs, music and Christmas cheer.
Fayth Holmes Home Manager at Hawthorns Care Home said, “I would like to say a big thank you from all the residents and staff at Hawthorns care home part of the Maria Mallaband care group. It has been wonderful this morning seeing the actors from the pantomime. The residents have absolutely enjoyed it, singing and clapping along to all the music and presenting us with this lovely DVD. We are going to have a little sneak preview of the show today, but we are planning on watching it with the residents on Boxing Day. It means a lot for them not only to have the DVD and positive spirit come visit us it makes Christmas really special.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant residents in these homes have shielded and not done the things they loved, like attending the theatre, making them feel isolated. This is why Norwich Theatre’s Christmas Appeal this year supports those feeling isolated and lonely, helping them engage in creative experiences and meet new people. You can find out more and donate here.