Panto legend brings Christmas sparkle to Bluebell Wood

Panto legend Damian Williams with Adam Salt

Damian Williams with Adam Salt

Two ‘treasures’ have joined forces to celebrate their ten-year anniversaries.

Sheffield panto legend Damian Williams, who is starring in his tenth pantomime at the Lyceum theatre, brought his much-loved brand of Christmas cheer to Bluebell Wood, which, next year, will be marking ten years since it first opened its doors in North Anston.

Damian took time out of his busy schedule, which includes two to three performances of Mother Goose each day at the Lyceum, to meet families, carers and staff at the children’s hospice just three days before Christmas. Damian Williams in the kitchen at Bluebell Wood

Damian said: “It was a delight to visit Bluebell Wood this Christmas, and especially appropriate considering we’ve got a ten-year celebration in common. This wonderful charity supports families through the hardest of times, so to be able to put a few smiles on faces was brilliant. Bluebell Wood helps families across the region to live with love and laughter, and hopefully the sight of a panto dame walking through their doors just before Christmas helped with that too.”

Panto legend with Isla Salt

Damian with Isla Salt

Emma Doughty, Head of Family Support and Wellbeing Services, Bluebell Wood, said: “We can’t thank Damian enough for taking the time to come and meet our children, young adults and the people that support them. It really means a lot. Many of our families have loved watching him in panto and know there is no-one better when it comes to Christmas family entertainment. To get to meet the great dame in person was an amazing treat, and has really helped to put the sparkle into our festive season.”

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