Performance group took centre stage for Christmas cheer at RMCH!
A Salford performance group starred and perform in their
adaptation of a pantomime at the Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital as part of the programme of events happening here over the
On Thursday 5th of December, 20 young actors from The
Television Workshop Salford's under 11s group are starred in their
adaptation - 'Dick Pendleton' this Christmas on the Wards of
Manchester Children's Hospital. .
Susan Fairclough, Therapeutic and Specialised Play Service
Manager at the Children's hospital said: "We are pleased and very
grateful to Television Workshop Salford for taking the time to
perform to the children and their families of the festive season.
Being in hospital at this time of year can be tough but we welcome
all activities that bring a Christmassy cheer to the faces of the
boys and girls we treat here at Royal Manchester Children's
Rachel Brogan, Workshop Director, added: "The
Television Workshop Salford is over the moon to
be supporting RMCH this Christmas. Our under 11s
group have worked really hard to create a fun and festive
cracker for the children at the hospital. We are looking
forward to a fruitful future relationship with the children's
hospital and bringing cheer to all its patients."
Starting at just six years of age from across Greater
Manchester, the aspiring actors are to visit the hospital to bring
some fun, frolics and Christmas cheer to the children on the wards
this year. This project kick started an exciting year of
collaboration for The Television Workshop Salford and Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
Television Workshop Salford aims to develop and train young
talent for stage and screen, with an ethos to support talent
regardless of the ability to pay. The Workshop is inspired by and
is working in association with the award winning Television
Workshop, which started in 1983 and whose alumni include
Samantha Morton, Chris Gascoyne and a host of other successful
Charlotte Dowson, an aspiring actor from the workshop said of
the events at the children's hospital: "I've been going to the
Television Workshop for a year. I love going to the Workshop
because you can always trust the leaders Rachel, Holly and Jason to
help you progress in your acting skills. I like meeting up with all
of the other members because we have a great connection even though
we are from different schools and areas."
"This is the first time I've played a boy and it has been
interesting and not as weird as I thought it would be. Rehearsing
for Dick Pendleton has been such a laugh because Rachel has written
loads of jokes, we were really looking forward to entertain the
children at Manchester Children's hospital this Christmas, we've
did it all for them! We loved sharing the Christmas spirit."