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Chalfont Lodge puts on a panto

24th January 2007

Staff and residents at Barchester's Chalfont Lodge care home in Buckinghamshire came together last month to take their part in the Christmas pantomime.

The Alice in Winter Wonderland show saw several pantomimes rolled into one and brought together under the guidance of music therapist Stuart Wood.

The dining room was decorated as woodland and there was a mad-hatters tea party, a scantily dressed rabbit, Cinderella "and her so handsome prince fairies", the Queen of Hearts.

Several Robin Hood characters including Friar Tuck and Maid Marion also made an appearance.

"It was mostly staff but we had some residents taking part," said activities organiser Barbara Hughes, who dressed up as a mad hatter.

"One was Cinderella and the prince was Ricky from the kitchen."

Ms Hughes said up to 20 visitors, mostly relatives of residents, came to see the performance.

"It was quite a good response actually," she added. "We did very well considering it was a Monday and just before Christmas."