Disabled children enjoy Christmas panto

17th December 2012

  • It just goes to show that you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun!

    On Sunday 16th December, students from the University of Sheffield Light Entertainment Society (USLES) performed a free panto for families with disabled children. The event was organised by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum.

    The University Drama Studio on Glossop Road provided the perfect backdrop for the students’ rather unusual interpretation of “A Christmas Carol”. Featuring pie-throwing ghosts, a dame with anger management issues, and a lovestruck housekeeper with a talking cat, this wasn’t your usual Dickens fare!

    Mia, aged 6, said, “The story was a bit crazy sometimes, but I just couldn’t stop laughing. The actors were so funny – especially the dame!”

    After the show, excited children queued to receive presents from Father Christmas, sponsored by Sainsbury’s supermarket on The Moor.

    Jayne Woodward, the Forum’s Co-Chair, said, “We organise events for our members throughout the year, but the panto is by far the most popular one. For many of our families, this is the only kind of performance they are able to enjoy together. We hope we can do another one next year!“

    Click here to see photos of the event.