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Christine 4th Sep 2019 Activities Coordinator
hi all just wondering what you all did for costumes for you panto.
Solange 4th Sep 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi Christine, the costumes in a panto should be exaggerated as for a parody. having said that, the sky is the limits. Use what you have or can borrow. Good luck.
simonne 1st May 2019 Support worker
How long do you need to rehearse before ready to perform (estimation)?
Solange 2nd May 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi Simonne, the more rehearsals the better. The rule of thumb is 6 weeks and a dress rehearsal the day before the performance.
Mandy 6th Dec 2018 Recreational Activities Officer
Hello everyone, i would just like to thank Golden carers for this fabulous resource. We recently performed one of the pantomimes 'Cinderella' and it was a resounding success. We made the front page of our local newspaper and our residents had a wonderful time rehearsing and making sets ect. Lots of laughter :) :) :) There is talk now on what our next production will be.
Solange 6th Dec 2018 Diversional Therapist
Hi, Mandy, I am thrilled that 'Cinderella' worked for you! Some of my best memories are from the end of year pantomimes. Congratulations on pulling it together! I do hope it got you some brownie points with the Management. Thank you for sharing.
Molly 6th Dec 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
I love this! Thank you so much for sharing, Mandy. How exciting you made it on the front page!! Sounds like a ton of fun.
Sandra 25th Apr 2018 Head Of Activities
Hi golden Carers, we are in London and we did the Panto for Easter as our home is very busy christmas time, our home is nursing we had two residents and carers and a relative it was so funny, we amuteurish filmed on a dvd, our boss sent it to the cqc our governing body as she thought the panto was fab. The activies room was packed. Keep up the great work. Sandra
Talita 29th Apr 2018
Hi Sandra, how wonderful to hear from you! So glad to hear it went well and thanks so much for letting us know! x
Lisa 21st Dec 2017 Carer
Thank you for your pantomime scripts staff at our home did Cinderella it went down a storm
Talita 22nd Dec 2017
This is so wonderful to hear! Thanks for sharing the photo, you all look fabulous!
Anne 20th Oct 2015 diversional therapist
Hey are you having a panto for this year. We have done the last two.
Debbie 13th Dec 2012 Lifestyle & leisure Coordinator
Dear Solange,our facility performed this pantomine today for residents and their families for their Christmas party. We added a few of our own lines mainly because people forgot but like everyone who has done this for their residents it was constant laughter for 30mins. We had a horse that galloped away on the prince and the prince was a female staff member who came out first dressed as an old prince and somehow found the fairy godmother who changed him into a younger prince after the ball and cinderella was our maintenance man. He had a daggy dress on with a velcro back so the prince could rip it off her/him exposing him dressed in a wonder woman's costume to wear to the ball. Our fairy godmother had to use 3 wands before she found one that worked and the ugly sisters had cushions strapped to their bodies so they had a huge bubble bottom. Our narrator was dressed as a half man half woman and we used a thong as the glass slipper. Our valet pretended to speak in french so the ugly sisters looked even more confused. Our prince mimed a love song to Cinderella.I can't wait for the new pantomines to come out next year. I think we will have staff knocking our door down to be a part of it. Thank you very much.
Solange 15th Dec 2012
Hi Debbie, I am glad the pantomime worked for you. I have always had very good experience with it. Yes we shall have some more next year.
Solange 29th Dec 2011 Diversional Therapist
Hi Donelle, this is also my experience; it doesn't matter how long you rehearse as long as everyone knows roughly what they are doing. Performers can use their wit and add to it to make it funnier. I am glad it worked for you as well. There will be another two pantomimes in the coming year. Cheers, Solange
Donelle 29th Dec 2011 Activity Officer
Hello Solange, our staff did this play for our residents christmas party, after only ten minutes of rehersing. everyone had so much fun and all the residents and staff laughted til they couldnt laugh any more. the next day residents were asking staff what pantomine were they going to do next year.
thanks we had sooo much fun
Solange 28th Dec 2011 Diversional Therapist
Hi Debi, well done! Some of our colleagues are shy to put on a pantomime but as you probably found out, it is all in the name of fun and not as much work as one thinks. Enthusiasm and sense of fun is all you need. I hope you got some brownie points with your management. All the best. Cheers Solange
Debi 28th Dec 2011 Lifestyle Coordinator
HI Solange & All, Just to you all know our play was fantastic! the residents roared with laughter as did staff & family members.It was areal comedy act,and the costumes outstanding, for example the Prince was dressed with a mullet wig, blue singlet, thongs and shorts. I recommend every one to have a go. Cheers Debi.
Solange 16th Dec 2011 Diversional Therapist
Good luck! Please do let us know how it goes!
Debi 15th Dec 2011 Lifestyle Coordinator
wish us luck the staff are performing this play tomorrow , i will let you know how it goes. :)