Theatr Clwyd has announced plans to screen its pantomime to hospitals and care homes across north Wales.
Jack and the Beanstalk – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime will be broadcast live from the theatre on December 17 at 2pm, and will be free to watch for more than 500 patients in six hospitals.
These are Wepre House, Llys Jasmin, the Neuro Therapy Centre Saltney, Ruthin Hostpital, Denbigh Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital.
DVDs of the show will also be given out in a further six hospitals and care homes in the area.
The plans form part of Theatr Clwyd’s growing slate of health and wellbeing projects, which has also included special arts programmes for people living with lung conditions and memory loss, and a dedicated café for people living with dementia and their families and friends.
Hester Evans, from the theatre’s creative engagement team, said: “It is wonderful to be part of this initiative and be able to transport the magic of pantomime to adults and children too unwell to visit Theatr Clwyd during the festive period.
“The live screening is especially filmed so patients can see close-up shots of the actors as well as the whole stage, and the actors will be able to do ‘shout outs’ to those watching from their hospital beds. We can’t wait to help make special memories for those who might otherwise be missing out.”