Theatre stars’ show at care home

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LEADING cast members from the musical comedy Half A Sixpence took time out from their run at Chichester Festival Theatre to perform at a care home.

An exclusive performance of songs and stories from the show was put on for residents at the Wellington Grange care home in Chichester.

The show was arranged under a partnership between CFT and family-owned Colten Care which runs Wellington Grange, and is less than a mile from the theatre.

The aim of the partnership is to bring interactive theatre experiences directly into the home while offering residents, families and friends priority access to events and tickets at CFT.

Wellington Grange resident Halcyon McLaren, 95, said: ‘We were thrilled to have them here.

‘It was just like they were on stage.

‘We wish we could have given them a standing ovation but – as many of us are wobbly on our feet – we will settle for giving them one with our hearts.’

Half a Sixpence runs at Chichester Festival Theatre until Saturday, September 3.