Brighton panto star, Delores the Mermaid, and friends dropped by to sprinkle a little stardust on their fellow panto players at Chailey Heritage Foundation.
The Charity, which supports children and young people with complex physical and learning disabilities, has a tradition of performing a pantomime for friends and families. This year the company will be performing Aladdin.
At the Charity’s new Dream Centre arts complex the stars joined the Chailey team for the final dress rehearsal. This year’s Brighton family pantomime – Peter Pan - will be raising funds for both Chailey Heritage Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Sally-Anne Murray, Director of Development at Chailey Heritage, said:
“It was wonderful to welcome members of the Brighton cast to Chailey Heritage. The joy they delivered to our young performers brought the spirit of Christmas to the Charity. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the Peter Pan production for raising money for Chailey Heritage”.
This year’s Chailey pantomime - Aladdin - is being performed in the Dream Centre. Opened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall earlier this year, the complex has a fully immersive zone which will transport the cast and audience back to the bazaars of old Arabia to meet the genie of the lamp.
Chailey Heritage’s drama teacher, Helen Dunman, said:
“Meeting Delores and her friends has really inspired our cast of Aladdin. The young people have worked really hard and are looking forward to performing for their friends and families on stage. Panto is a wonderful seasonal tradition and we are proud to be a part of it at Chailey Heritage.”