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Issue:-  26 December 2014

Liverpool Empire's 2014 Pantomime cast visit Alder Hey Children's Hospital
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THE cast of the Liverpool Empire's pantomime, 'Aladdin', brought Christmas cheer to patients and staff at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, on Monday, 22 December 2014. Each year, the pantomime cast make the highly anticipated trip to Alder Hey, dressed in their glittering costumes to bring magic and laughter to youngsters who are spending Christmas in hospital.

Ray Quinn, of X Factor fame, who returns to the Liverpool Empire panto this year as Aladdin, was looking forward to bringing some panto magic to the young patients. Ray said:- "I hope we can lift the spirits of some of the poorly children who will spend Christmas in hospital, and the wonderful staff who work so hard to look after them. They're not able to come and see the panto, so we're bringing it to them instead!"

Ray was joined by Ben Engelen, who plays Wishee Washee, and Adam Curtis who plays PC Pong in this year's production.   The cast delivered Christmas presents to the patients and their relatives including some of the latest Christmas toys and gifts as well as games consoles and kindles for the wards, all of which have been kindly donated by locally-based business, before they headed back to the Empire for a matinee performance. is sponsoring pantomimes up and down the country this Christmas, including Aladdin at the Liverpool Empire, through a partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group and First Family Entertainment.

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