On Thursday 9th January, 17 people went to a matinee performance of the Bath pantomime – Peter Pan. There was a mixture of people with MND and their carers and several Winsley group helpers.
Four came in their wheelchairs and the theatre made it very easy for disabled people to reach their seats. Now we have done it once we may try and go again in the future, knowing how easy things were.
Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and ice creams were ordered for the interval.
We do hope to have another outing when the weather improves and hope that those who were unable to come to the pantomime may be able to join us. Weston-super-Mare has been suggested for a blow on the promenade before refreshments in the elegant restaurant on the pier, passing the ‘amusements’ on the way!
A few days earlier, 11 people attended the MND Bristol outing to Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome. It was lovely to meet some familiar faces and it is was particularly good for Pam and Christine to meet each other, as they had previously only been email pals.
The staff at the Hippodrome were very supportive and the disabled access was negotiated safely and securely with their assistance. The pantomime was all singing, all dancing and non-stop laughter. The sets were dazzling and costumes were the best we had ever seen. Louie Spence was energetic, Suzanne Shaw was the perfect Cinderella and Andy Ford was a big hit as Buttons. The Ugly Sisters were terrific and their costumes were incredible. Prince Charming was splendid.
The sets were dazzling and everyone loved the brilliant 3-D action in the second half, involving Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and some wonderful ghosts, demons, bats and spiders, which, thanks to the free special glasses provided, and the ghoulish scary antics, generated lots of squeals from the audience.
This was the best Pantomime I have ever been to, thank you MNDA BBWW.