GAYWOOD: Goldilocks just great!
Pantomime bridged the generation gap when care workers performed Goldilocks for an appreciative audience of Lynn area care home residents.
The production at Gaywood Community Centre on Friday was staged by ten care assistants and managers from NorseCare homes in Norfolk after they attended a training day run by local broadcaster Helen McDermott.
The workshop gave staff increased confidence to perform in public and in their work in the care profession. They also decided to put on public performances in three venues around the county.
In the audience on Friday was Audrey Ward, 78, of Woodlands Residential Home in South Wootton. She said: “I have loved pantomimes since I was a little girl and I thought Goldilocks was great. Everyone got into the spirit and joined in with the audience participation. We were putting our arms up and shouting ra-ra-ra.”
Helen’s panto company, Gorleston-based OhYesItIz Productions, donated the costumes and she said: “It was great to see the staff performing in front of a group of people, which can be quite daunting. I hope the audience appreciated the hard work which went into putting the panto together.”
Karen Knight, managing director of NorseCare, said: “We offer lots of shows and activities in our care homes but we thought it would be a nice idea to go out into community and for residents of different homes to mix together.”
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