The cast of the His Majesty’s Theatre pantomime paid a visit to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital on Thursday to spread some festive cheer.

Cast members Greg McHugh as Gary: Tank Commander, Alan McHugh (Nurse Nellie MacDuff), Paul J Corrigan (Slimeball), Julie Coombe (Carabosse) Danielle Jam (The Spirit of Pantomime), Michael Karl Lewis (Prince Angus) and Jemma Ferries (Sleeping Beauty) spent time visiting the wards and speaking with patients and staff.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive, Sharon Burgess said: “It’s a fantastic privilege to support the outstanding work of The Archie Foundation, and we hope our fabulous panto cast were able to help add a bit of festive sparkle to the day for staff and patients alike.”

The visit was a key part of The Archie Foundation’s Advent Calendar campaign, which began on December 1 and will see the children, families and staff at the hospital enjoying a huge range of special treats, fun activities and exciting experiences.

Cassie McGunnigle, Fundraising Manager at The Archie Foundation, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to welcome the cast of Sleeping Beauty at His Majesty’s Theatre to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

"The panto stars were brilliant with the children and brought some much needed laughter and a bit of magic to the wards.

“We love seeing the smiles on the faces of the young patients and their families and we’re grateful to the cast for taking the time to visit and spend time with everyone."

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