Lovely pictures show panto stars putting smiles on kids' faces at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Stars of Chesterfield's pantomime have put a smile on poorly children's faces in the run up to Christmas.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 3:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 5:08 pm
Patients and staff in the childrens outpatient unit meet the stars of this years pantomime. Pictures by Jason Chadwick.

The cast of Cinderella took time out from their busy schedule to visit youngsters at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday.

A hospital spokesperson said: “It was wonderful to see so many of the cast visit our young patients.

“They had such a lovely time meeting the characters who performed magic tricks, made them laugh and generally brought a bit of Christmas cheer to the ward and nursery.

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Sinead Auld, two, surrounded by cast members.

“It’s such a welcome distraction for the children who would much rather be at home or with friends enjoying the build up to Christmas.

“It really made them feel involved the party and we’d like to thank everyone involved in Cinderella for making that happen.”

Cinderella – starring TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson as the leading lady and singer Rhydian Roberts as Prince Charming – is taking place at the Pomegranate Theatre.

For more information about the pantomime and to buy tickets, visit

Hope Mutekedza, four, rubs shoulders with the colourful characters.
Ben Millerman, John Danbury and David Alcock meet little Dai-Gen McQuinn.
Four-year-old Hope Mutekedza meets Cinderella, played by Naomi Wilkinson.
Ashley Stirling and Naomi Wilkinson meeting patients in the children's outpatient unit.